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APC By Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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APC By Schneider Electric President and CEO Laurent Vernerey
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Pros
  • Work/life balance and employee benefits, in terms of food and transport benefits (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people - high energy - fast paced- put customer first (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • bit tough in work - life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • If you are not Rhody friendly or uncomfortable with nano management this might not be your career path (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Data Center Technical support"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in product integration with Internet connectivity. Great innovation in UPS technology modular power architecture. Fast replacement parts shipment and good on the phone support. (1998-1999)

    Cons

    No cons. All employees were very supportive.


  2. "Longevity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, great teams, compensation reasonably close to market, good 401K and paid time off, very strong health benefits

    Cons

    Too frequent reorganization activity; processes could use streamlining to add value and improve speed.


  3. "Sales Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great people - high energy - fast paced- put customer first

    Cons

    Big clunky manufacturer- does respond well to out of the box thinking and custom solutions

    Advice to Management

    empower your employees to do what is right fo the customer.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not the place if your a motivated sales professonal"

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    Former Employee - Sales in West Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Sales in West Kingston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, some really good people, if your an unmotivated sales person you can easily hit quotas and get by. Much of the business is transactional.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership, outdated products that have become commoditized, sales compensation plan is designed to limit top performers. Management is filled with less then top performers who will limit your growth potential both financiallly and professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Start by getting some fresh ideas and leaders in place. Continuing to recycle the same people into different positions isn't fooling anyone.


  6. "CCC"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer I in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer I in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    What brought me to work everyday was seeing my team work together on a problem. Teamwork towards a solution. Bonding with employees that have the same personality as you.

    Cons

    Instead of being treated like a human being, I was just a number. If I did not meet my metrics, I was frowned upon. I worked hard, but it was often overlooked because money is what builds upon the foundation of corporations, not client satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    It can be pretty stressful on the phone when a client is berating you about how his product isn't working. It does not help that you do not sympathize with your employees but rather point to your metrics screen about how many people are waiting for assistance. Consider more frequent events to help alleviate the stress levels and to promote a more happier environment.


  7. "No more than what you'd expect"

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    Current Employee - Customer Care Coordinator in West Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Customer Care Coordinator in West Kingston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at APC By Schneider Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun group of people to work with, collaborative and non threatening sales environment overall.

    Cons

    Little monetary incentive as you move up. 10% bonus every step, 10% step back moving from the customer care center.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of an exit interview, see what you can do to improve employee retention by matching employee's parting offers from other companies.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at APC By Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work Great people in the old days, now it's a bad deck of cards in poker that expects different results when you just re shuffle the same bad deck of managers.

    Cons

    Pay. Management. Product. Is a shame what happens to APC when we got bought.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new blood. Appreciate the people you have rather than make them feel luck to have a job. Pay what the market demands and you won't have so mh h etrition. You are a game of Jenga that is about to loose too many pieces and come crumbling down. Uncle Roger would be ashamed.


  9. "Great career path potential!"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Focused in promoting its hard working employees
    -Promotes a social environment at work
    -Friendly coworkers and management
    -Management is approachable and supportive
    -Lots of possibilities to grow your career here
    -Quick promotion path potential
    -Great networking

    Cons

    -Not compensated enough for the amount of work and stress that goes into this job. Salary is good but not great.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee coaching to better them as an employee and prepare them for future jobs within the company.


  10. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, great opportunity, good salary (Base + Quarterly Bonus), great customer base, good people to work with.

    Cons

    very poor onboard training, always changing the way you conduct business, change directions often. Old technology equipment, priced to high. Not very family friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Choose a direction and stick with it. Invest in new technology for the people to sell. Be more family oriented and understanding.


  11. "Ok for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training and clear career path

    Cons

    If you've been in the industry for awhile it's frustrating to follow a script, make a low salary and be surrounded by coworkers straight out of college



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