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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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  • Average work life balance in some cases (in 78 reviews)

  • No work life balance or advancement (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Best Company in the industry period!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schneider is a fresh breath of air for me. It's is a company that does not judge you based on culture but ability. Many companies in our industry (Process Automation) use the term you don't fit the culture. Which is definition for you don't look like us. Schneider focuses on hiring top talent and strengthening that talent. Through training, developing and actually caring about its employees. Instead of the old and outdated good old boy system. Which brings no true value to customers.

    Cons

    It's a big company with a lot of procedures that need streamlining. Hiring takes a bit of patience but I guess anything worth having take time to get. Hey I had to put something here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staying ahead of the industry. You may stand out but those that lead always do. Oh and streamline some of those processes.


  2. "Application Engineer OTS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Apodaca (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Apodaca (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big robust company with many years in the business, reliable

    Cons

    Unorganized specially with the invensys merge


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company overall but good teams are a hit and miss."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clovis, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clovis, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company culture, Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough checks and balances to ensure team synergy.

    Advice to Management

    The good and the bad all starts from the top and so there's much work to be done starting from the top.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on who you work for and what division"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home is basically for everyone. Health coverage is great and probably one of the better ones out there.

    Cons

    Big company so depending on which division will dictate how well you do. Some divisions or departments do really well so it probably means the people above you actually know what their doing. On the other hand if you end up in a bad division or department it's likely the people above will over forecast goals and expectations resulting in many layoffs throughout the year. Your division or group will also be moved to go under another department so profits look good externally.
    Career wise it's difficult to move up. You'll get promised lots of things but the only way to move up is to leave unless you actually have a great manager. Most managers don't know how to manage their employees at all. It has been widely documented in the past 5 years the number one reason for leaving is lack of career advancement ability or how to advance. No one knows how to bridge the gap between departments to help people move around if they want to move up. This was made known based on internal surveys done every year. Every year it's the same answers yet nothing is being done

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is getting high. Try to at least care about the people coming in for once.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Schneider Electric Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Test Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, flexible, located world wide

    Cons

    They are insensitive towards their employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Inside sales"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for formal sales training and to start a career right out of college and work your way quickly through a sales path. Good work life balance and pto policy, good 401k match, everyone who works there is young and they try to have activities on site that appeal to people.

    Cons

    Sales process is broken and instead of fixing internal issues they just continue to look to other ways to cut costs (firing productive employees who may be making too much commission and refusing to pay them out on deals they've closed ), middle management is a huge clique who will watch you and talk about you within their group and blackball people from promotions if they so please. Head of sales spends so much time managing up that he breezes through the aisles and avoids talking to the very people he is in charge of. They are not growing and have been flat for years with not much opportunity for growth in the future so they look to other ways to cut costs. After all of the firings and lay offs morale is at an all time low and instead of addressing that they just keep piling more work onto people who are already overloaded. They don't take well to powerful women, and the old boys club is still very much present. Not a place for true sales professionals to find a career as they make most sales people start off through the call center and those who come in externally find it very difficult to become farmiliar with the products and the systems they use. Often times when we did make a sale we didn't have product to provide due to them trying to save money by keeping inventory very slim. Overall a very difficult place process wise to make a sale. Pay is okay, generally on the low end for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management based on their capabilities and not their popularity. Hire managers who actually care about their employees and their success rather than spending all of their time trying to manage up and climb the corporate ladder. Look at the management and systems you have in place and evaluate if they are even remotely effective


  8. "Materials Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Materials Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Materials Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Compensation, Corporate programs, Recognition programs.

    Cons

    Corporate and Plant Restructuring, Operations strategy

    Advice to Management

    Avoid too many large scale changes in very small time.


  9. "Not big upsides or downsides"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent health care coverage, good 401k match, lots of employees so there is usually someone to help you navigate issues

    Cons

    low end of pay scale, a lot of unnecessary processes and red tape. Slow response time from certain organizations.


  10. "Rewards BP South America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Senior Professional in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Senior Professional in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company, HR Excellence, innovation, growing company

    Cons

    opportunities to move to positons based in Argentina


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Fragmented, aimless and not very people-friendly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large comprehensive facilities, wide range of industry verticals, comprehensive benefits and moderately recognizable brand.

    Cons

    Very fragmented and organised in tightly closed silos. HR is more R than H, no leadership strategy, disloyal towards employees, disregard for people and low interest in acquired companies.

    Advice to Management

    Make leadership about leadership competencies and not about hierarchical management. Get what you say inline with what you do and vice versa. Get your internal politics under control and stop dumping poor managers on people in small departments.


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