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"Nice place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Engineer
Current Employee - Sales Engineer
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Schneider does a lot of promoting from within, great work life balance, nice management and plenty of opportunity for advancement if you are willing to move around.

Cons

Like any public company, bad years = layoffs and trying to do more with less

Advice to Management

Keep up the caring attitude

Other Employee Reviews for Schneider Electric

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Global competitor. Global visibility. Networking.

    Cons

    Unclear business strategy. Poor job-security. Fear\threat-based management style and poor morale within the company "If you don't do _____ then ______ will happen" or "If you don't like it then find another job" Little to no upward mobility within the company. Very small pay raises, if any. Outside certifications and training not approved. Management continues to add more responsibility with no compensation. Executive and Management makes uneducated decisions that affect lower level employees with dissatisfactory reasoning resulting an poor sales and ultimately - layoffs.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Solid multi-national, massive conglomerate that moves slowly and can have sketchy leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schneider Electric is a fairly economic trouble-proof company. Only when things get really dicey are there problems with layoffs and even then, if you are a star performer and add value, you are unlikely to be affected.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work in this massive company your experience will differ. Largely though, this isn't a company that sees its employees as assets. Instead, they are managed as liabilities and only enough is given to keep them around.

    The insurance is a little below average, perks are practically non-existent, and while they finally have a stock-purchase program, options are not given to anyone except the very, very high managers. Since there isn't a real reason to stick around, people frequently leave and the process of adjusting and training new people is not only exhausting, but it seriously impacts product development.

    The product development process is also very complicated and takes 5-7 years on average, often times more. But this also means that the products are rock solid and safe. Very important. The down-side is that processes are not consistent across business units and it can be like pulling teeth to get people in other locations to do things to move your product forward. This makes the whole thing feel like the military.

    The military analogy extends to leadership, most of whom are not qualified to have the position they hold. Instead, it is because they have been around the longest and outlasted others. These folks know their skill level and don't surround themselves with people who can show their lack of knowledge and experience. The result is that the qualified people are the ones who do all the work and have to lead from below while the managers take long lunches on the company.

    In the end, the frustration builds and even more people leave. Cronyism throughout upper management keeps this system in place and puts blame on workers instead of management.

    Advice to Management

    For the few managers who are qualified and aren't afraid to act, finding a way to clean house and bring in qualified managers will revitalize the company. Also, make it financially desirable to work for the company. The salaries don't have to be the best in the industry, but throw out options often to give people a reason to help the company grow. They will think twice before leaving and have a serious motivation to help the bottom-line.

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