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"A great company"

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Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in North Andover, MA
Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in North Andover, MA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Schneider Electric as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

I worked with a very talented team of engineers embedded in a very rigorous development system.

Cons

They shut down the North American division and went back to France

Other Employee Reviews for Schneider Electric

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lukewarm experience"

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    Former Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Palatine, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, global company that has some potential for advancement if you are in the right business unit and the right position.

    Cons

    Stagnant, slow moving bureaucracy incapable of changing at the level or speed it needs to in order to maintain market dominance. Convoluted management structure (more dotted line than solid line), too many layers.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it for more than a year. Simplify & remove complexity from your systems. Focus less on developing a mission statement and graphics for presentations and more time working on customer value added activities.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Post-merger APC leaves much to be desired"

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in West Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in West Kingston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people who have worked in West Kingston for years are generally great people.
    Vacation is decent once you have been with the company 5+ years.
    Health insurance is adequate, life insurance is free up to your salary, and stock buy-in is very good for entry level employees.

    Cons

    Kentucky-based management for Schneider systematically destroys APC's ability to provide adequate customer service.
    Schneider is moving APC services rapidly to the Philippines, cutting hundreds of core employees.
    Micromanagement of departments by senior management leads to the perspective of 'bodies per department' rather than focusing on developing employee talent longterm.
    Schneider took sick days away from APC employees without boosting PTO days to compensate properly.
    Every minute of every day is monitored through the telephone system which reduces employee drive, morale, and time management.
    Policies are not standardized across offices, leading to inconsistencies and perceived favoritism of certain divisions.
    "Mutualization" process is rife with layoffs and employee outsourcing to the Philippines.
    Future job prospects are bleak and employee turnover is absurdly high, especially at the entry and middle levels.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people and like adults. Everyone in Account Management/Coordination has college education and previous professional experience. Use the talent to your advantage and pay employees based on performance, experience, and client feedback. The system of KPIs instituted by Schneider is great for Filipino employees whose employment is based on call scores and call volume, but does not work for Americans handling major retail and distribution accounts. Our clients do not appreciate 'roadmapping' and would prefer relationship building, rapport, and accountability.

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