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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Frat boy style management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work was interesting and since they did gov't work, tolling systems, the work backlog was quite substantial.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Worked 60+ hrs every week since start. Missed taking holiday for every single holiday I was there. "Yes, sweetie, daddy has to work on Christmas." - That totally sucked. Incredibly bad project management with impossible delivery dates. Office management style seemed to be dominated by frat house rules. Only those liked survived, the project team I was one had a 50% attrition rate in the year I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the PM and lower management layer and hire professionals.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Stay Away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Foxboro, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    this is the most disorganized company that I have ever worked for. Not even the most basic functions seem to work correctly

    Cons

    the company ripped everyone off for two days pay during the transition from invensys to schneider and they refuse to correct it. We have also losT benefits.

    Advice to Management

    get better managers


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Chaotic operations, poor management and NO sales, service or customer support."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Outside of the branch there are tremendous resources.

    Cons

    Chaos. Poor customer support. No sales support. Sales expected to perform operations...commission-based salary without the ability to earn a decent commission.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the job at hand, not just how you can look good and make others look bad.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Tolling division is a horrible place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to teach yourself something new
    Standing desks
    Downtown atmosphere

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Disrespectful management
    Low pay for experience
    Unprofessional environment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great, until they moved to China."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipper A in Loves Park, IL
    Former Employee - Shipper A in Loves Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Management could not figure what to do.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Creative Services Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Creative Services Manager in West Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Creative Services Manager in West Kingston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to learn a varied product line.

    Cons

    Terrible people evaluation skills at top. Schneider laid off hundreds of full timer and hired temps. Talented loyal employees lost their homes. I will never be a fan of how they treated people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. You had some loyal team members and you stomped on them. Shame on you.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Constant dumping ground"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good amount of paid days off
    Flexibility with WFH days/Comp time days
    Decent career opportunities

    Cons

    Everyone is always just looking for the quickest way to dump their workload on someone else.
    Mgmt runs out of $$ to promote so they just move you to a role with no compensation or title change.
    Constant corporate drama in the office.
    While teams are struggling to maintain workload with an understaffed department, executive leadership is pushing us to hold potlucks and employee events....i'm sorry but I'm too busy trying not to drown every day to participate in that stuff.
    Too many more to list.

    Advice to Management

    Work WITH your people, don't just dictate down to them. People will respect you more if you are more engaged with them and make an effort to understand the every day issues.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "dont join"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Designer in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free water?, nice work badge to clock in and out, picture on badge, name on badge

    Cons

    weak management style, too many managers for a project, micro management, poor web development team

    Advice to Management

    let your employees train for three months with the new team before issuing them projects


  10. "Quotation Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cube Inhabitor
    Current Employee - Cube Inhabitor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers with years of experience and deep well of knowledge to draw from.

    Cons

    Management tend to only think that only electrical engineers are qualified and discount engineers from other disciplines.

    Advice to Management

    The HQ is in France and the North American operations are completely run by the French. This is really all that needs to be said. The French have always been a clueless people and will ultimately be as equally clueless when the North American operation (Basically Square D whose brand they thought would be wise to eliminate) is destroyed under their watch. Sa·cré bleu!!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Application Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good 401k and benefits packages

    Cons

    During my 3 years at Schneider-Electric (formerly Invensys):
    - my manager told me "I put you on this project because you are the cheapest"
    - was asked to work every weekend for months. After the project was over, my manager gave me a 50 dollar gift card.
    - was told by my manager that he needed more than a "9 to 5" effort
    - listened to my manager make fun of my colleague's foreign accent

    Other cons:
    - minimum career advancement opportunities
    - small raises
    - unfriendly environment if you don't fit the corporate mold
    - office politics

    to be fair, I had a terrible manager the first two years I was there. By the time I left, I had a pretty good manager, but the damage was done.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of terrible managers, don't promote them



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