Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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  1. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good leadership, and very innovative. Nice learning potential and training if necessary. Mostly hands off management after goal setting and expectations are provided.

    Cons

    Since its a large global organization, it takes time to get things done internally. Sometimes you can't help but feel like just an employee number as opposed to be totally integrated into the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't forget that the customer is the one who signs the paychecks for the company.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very big company. Some possibilities for movement. Somewhat good job security if within the company's core business units.

    Cons

    Very big. Somewhat disjointed. The "matrix management" style of accountability is out of hand. If not part of the core energy business unit, you'll be seated at the kid's table.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your core. Listen to the experts in the non-core business units, they have value and opportunity as well. If SE could get its business units all aligned, it could be a much more successful company.


  3. Forward Moving Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is moving forward with strategic vision in Energy Management

    Cons

    A lot of corporate politics


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  5. Megacompany doesn't understand high tech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronics Engineer in Clovis, CA
    Former Employee - Electronics Engineer in Clovis, CA

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work / life blend, good benefits, good opportunity to transfer to different divisions. You really are able to progress in the company through excellence. At least at the Engineer / Management / division Vice President levels.

    Cons

    Megacompany attitude - it is easy to get caught up in company policy. The company expands by purchasing companies that it fails to understand. It has a core competency of supporting infrastructure in large buildings, but it doesn't understand a short development cycle and short product lifespans.

    Advice to Management

    Growing your competency by purchasing smaller companies is a good idea mostly. However, Schneider Electric seemed unable to understand how to integrate those companies into Schneider.


  6. Supportive team, massive company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Schneider Electric (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many resources are available to interns and they have a highly organized intern program with events and a Habitat for Humanity outing! There's a great deal of support from your team and networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Massive company; things seem to move very slowly and you may not feel as though your project will reach production at any point soon.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that interns don't feel isolated; with different start dates and being spread across a massive building, it might be a little disorienting.


  7. Production Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Employees get together to spend time with one another.

    Cons

    There is very minimal help so your job seems like 3 different positions


  8. A conglomerate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not sure what the pros are for a technical lead. Company is management heavy and conservative. Different parts do not play well together.

    Cons

    Company is management heavy and conservative. Different parts do not play well together.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to people below your direct reports and listen.


  9. Good company to join.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to find work-life balance here, many training opportunities, nice work environment.

    Cons

    salary is not attractive, have problems of communication between different BUs.

    Advice to Management

    develop clear and applicable strategies and make corresponding incentive plan.


  10. Project Manager/Quotations Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Quotations Specialist in Salisbury, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Quotations Specialist in Salisbury, NC

    I worked at Schneider Electric (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees were good to work with. Compensation is fairly good. Leader in their field.

    Cons

    Too top heavy. Too many in charge that don't know what/how you do.

    Advice to Management

    Really mean what you say. Actions speak louder than words.


  11. Applications Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn about business. Reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Ex-employees get thrown under the bus. Hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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