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"Schneider has handlednthe Pelco acquisition well"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

International company, lots of opportunity for working many locations. Established and stable.

Cons

The level of technology needs to be enhanced and exploited.

Advice to Management

Continue to integrate new acquisitions into the larger company while trying to minimize the ocean of reports and checks. It gets harder to get real work done here, although change was important.

Other Employee Reviews for Schneider Electric

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Good place to start, bad place to stay."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company offers:

    1. Good training opportunities
    2. Traveling (For those who enjoy it)
    3. Recognition for good work
    4. Acceptable Benefits (6% 401k matching, 15 paid days off per year for new employees, HMO/PPO medical plans from blue cross blue shield, dental, vision, included short/long term disability from company, etc.
    5. Work is easy
    6. The office is very laid back

    Cons

    1. Poor compensation (Salary)
    2. Poor raises
    3. New hires with no experience typically join making more salary or equal salary to existing long term employees
    4. Overtime for salary employees results in a lame compensation time policy (For every 5 hours on the weekend you get half a day off and for for every 5 hours after 50 hours M-F you get half a day off only while you are traveling to or working at a customer site. Not typically extended to those in office, although some managers bend this rule)

    If you are joining this company expecting to move up quickly based on good work ethic and personal results, forget it. There are people who have worked here 10 years and are only Senior Application Engineers. The company is currently making lots of money from the stimulus and the management is getting careless in over-hiring and limiting the advanced opportunities of engineers especially. Project Managment roles typcially used as a promotion for engineers are now being filled externally by people with no techincal experience or knowledge making working here as an engineer very frustrating.

    Also the upper management is very unprofessional. They have been known to resort to name calling, yelling, and other childish tactics when employees are not meeting expectations or especially if someone decides to leave the company. They are known to toy with people they are about to fire. They are all friends and if they do not like you, well you're screwed. Better start getting your resume out to other companies.

    They will also torture new hires with their 'Bootcamp'. It is a 2 month training session. The content is good, but the attitude of management is nothing short of distracting and annoying. They play mind games with you and confuse their new employees.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is simple. Listen to the feedback you have received from the more vocal employees who have already left your organization. The compensation time policy is garbage. On the weekend you should receive time and half, not less than straight time. And on the weekdays you should get compensation time starting immediately after 40 hours, not 50 hours. And give your long term employees a fair salary as compared to new hires. The Energy Solutions group has a track record of paying new hires more than exisiting hires. Poor business practices used to attract new talent, while losing existing proven talent. Not a good strategy.


  2. "Good place to get started."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Intern in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Fast-paced
    -Manufacturing experience
    -Great management
    -Good engineering help

    Cons

    -Expected to work long days
    -Transitioned to later shifts after first couple weeks

    Advice to Management

    -Bring back the internship program!

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