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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
840 Reviews
3.3
840 Reviews
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • All the managers I have had do a great job of supporting a healthy work/life balance (in 124 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Due to working across different time zones work-life balance can be tricky to achieve (in 29 reviews)

  • Making it hard for career growth and advancement even if you were trained for next position (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've never worked anywhere that fired as many people as at Schneider Electric

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good benefits, good co-workers, reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Dissenting opinions not welcome, only extroverts are valued, frequent firings, slow and unreliable network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to respect and value a diversity of personality types. Don't fire people just because they don't suck up to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Project engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, and very approachable upper level management.

    Cons

    Bad pay, benefits or very average, I was told I would be doing one thing and I'm doing the complete opposite. There is no official training it's kind of just learn as you go, with minimal manager involvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization, better allocation of employees and better new hire training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Stable company, great work life balance. Ultimately depends on what team you are assigned to and manager skill-set.

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    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work liife balance, option to work from home on Fridays. Great benefits, training available. Room for growth, especially for fresh outs or professionals in the early years of their career, great place to start.

    Cons

    Not much employee interaction at headquarters, most departments stick to themselves. Long commute for city dwellers. Many business units operate separately, must really network to move ahead. Some managers lack people and communications skills and should not be in management positions but roll into these roles after 15/20 plus years w/the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for employee feedback on the manager level, often leadership is not engaging enough with their teams and employees do not get the attention, development they deserve. (As a result lose talent) Everything SE preaches in it's initiatives needs to be practiced more on the management level, HR should work much closer to evaluate management and senior leadership on their effectiveness as managers and current skill set.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    totally stockholder driven

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good.

    Cons

    totally stockholder driven, will lay good people off to make the numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not worth the stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have great insurance and the pay is good as well.

    Cons

    If you work for the Square D part of the company they will not prepare you for your role. I did not receive proper training for my role as a project manager and was told I would "get the hang of it" after a while. Because of this I have made many mistakes and have been yelled at by customers countless amount of times. Also if you are a project manager expect to be treated poorly by your peers, everyone will be pushy and expect you to only pay attention to their projects. Management will constantly have re-org to improve the process but no one at the field office level will listen to it thus making your job more difficult. The Square D side of this company operates in the stone age using programs that are not only terrible to work with but also 20 years old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with your re-org and tell your sales people to do their jobs and not others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Constant changes in direction; below average pay; "B" players rule

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in North Kingstown, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous in North Kingstown, RI

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    International exposure for some job functions; constant changes in direction enable exposure to many job roles; if you're smart, you'll use your experience here to find a better job at a better company

    Cons

    Job openings often aren't even posted -- they are allocated to "chosen ones." French culture means egregious (bad) behavior that wouldn't stand up to American labor laws. Lower than average pay. Much of the work force is comprised of people who have never worked anywhere else so there are a lot of "B" players. Bad managers are not fired for years -- simply passed from job to job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and clean house. Promote the people who are "A" players and lose the favoritism for those who politic for the next job role. Lose the managers who contribute nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Typical cube farm mentality using 10 year old software

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Had a qtrly bonus plan the last year I was there. I could work from home 3 days a week. Benefits just average.

    Cons

    Cube farm. 12-13 hour days for me when I left. Graying employee base being replaced by young punks with no real world experience. Decent benefits but nothing special. Hard to take vay cay with no back up. Forget sick days. They dont exist. Ancient software and apps. New apps worse than old apps. Low bid hardware with 3 year leases. Outsourced and off shored all internal IT and tech support that is just terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cube farms suck. Develop or buy good software and apps. Bring back employee IT and tech support. Stop off shoring and out sourcing everything. Hire enough people so your employees can take vacation and sick days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall just an ok experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and compensation. Excellent new building in the area. Hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Company is geared toward everything being overseas. Very difficult to work for a company that is constantly taking jobs away and outsourcing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience....6.5 yrs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in West Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in West Kingston, RI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks

    Cons

    Too many young people with little to no experience; Career growth is only possible if you have connections; Everything is controlled by sales; No process is ever followed; Angry customers threaten to take business elsewhere; Lack of ethic and responsibility from the newer college grads. If management actually listened or read the surveys, they would know this. Their idea of corporate life is not for simple, family-oriented individuals. Every day is like high school all over again. I miss professionalism and seeing hard work pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop hiring know it all team leaders who know nothing about the work, because it only hurts the teams! Help your employees grow, not just talk about it. It doesnt matter how many jobs are open, if the managers get to choose friends over others. Offer skills training classes and be the leaders that we believe you are. Everyone likes their job, but were starting to feel like a number.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Global specialist in energy management offering endless opportunities for career development.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for job growth, very competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, and a multitude of office locations are only the start of the great things about working for Schneider. I love going into work every day and knowing that I am actively contributing to making our earth a more sustainable place.

    Cons

    Some people have complained that they don't make enough money, but I have been satisfied with my compensation. Also, office politics can get in the way of progress sometimes, but I am sure that is true of many places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold more town-hall style meetings to get feedback from the "soldiers on the ground." Many of us have great ideas to contribute!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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