Schneider Electric Employee Reviews | Glassdoor

Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
2,122 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2,122 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • Average work life balance in some cases (in 72 reviews)

  • Big company that can be very disconnected (in 32 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (3)

    "More cons than pros"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was great plus bonus
    Medical benefits were great as well

    Cons

    No diversity in executive level and middle management
    Expectation is "do as I say, not as I do"
    Managers are not trained to retain employees
    Knowledgeable employees are used for projects then discarded and abandoned after projects end
    Years of employment within the company supersedes education and experience when hiring
    No career growth for mid level employees
    Company objectives change every 6 months; unstable
    Reactive rather than proactive mindset

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management from the top down including HR


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lost direction, torn apart by hiring outsiders"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Global Vice-President Marketing in Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Global Vice-President Marketing in Palatine, IL

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. The benefits are also very good.

    Cons

    No loyalty, no money, no strategy.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Global Account Manager"

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

    Pros

    Well, it is really hard to get fired from this place so that's a positive if you are mediocre talent looking for a safe place to hide

    Cons

    See pros above - there is so much mediocre talent here that it is absolutely just a frustrating place to work

    Advice to Management

    The fish stinks from the head first (or something like that - it's a German saying they use at BMW) - I doubt management will vote themselves out of a job so not sure how this situation will ever right itself


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assembler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Foxboro, MA
    Former Employee - Assembler in Foxboro, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady pay. Easy work. Mindless but simple and easy.

    Cons

    Boring mindless work. People are all old and grumps who hate young people

    Advice to Management

    your employees are everything. Without them the work wouldn't get done. So give respect to the people who are working hard day in and day out


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible Managers who are clueless"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great European company with world wide presence

    Cons

    Too many Indian managers who are clueless and back stabbers to their reports. How some of these young guys became managers is out of mind.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the clueless managers.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Worst place I have ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Shared Services (FiSS) in Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Finance Shared Services (FiSS) in Palatine, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home may have been the only pro of working at Schneider Electric.

    Cons

    Highest employee turnover I have ever seen. Schneider is able to attract and hire top talent, however they do not retain these employees and top performers stay with the company less than a year. Most FiSS managers were unqualified for their positions, scared to death of losing their jobs, and treated their employees horribly. My manager did not understand what I did and couldn't do the job herself if she had to. Workload would increase due to acquisitions, but headcounts would still be reduced.

    Jobs were regularly moved to Mexico. If the company could save a dollar by moving the job to Mexico, they did it. All of the tenured employees would talk about how great it used to be to work for Square D, but since becoming Schneider Electric it got worse every year. Those whose positions were not moved to Mexico were constantly in fear of losing their job. I saw people who had been with the company for 20,30+ years have their replacement flown in from Mexico so that they could train them. Really really sad place to work. Worst company culture and work environment I have ever been a part of. I have never seen so many unhappy people.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Good payment for entry level sometimes exceeded former employee.
    60% travel
    Every one has a title of manager (too many managers)
    Time passed very quickly I entered at 30 and left when I was 38

    Cons

    No career development even if you were a hard worker
    Too many conflicts between company entities due to absence clear strategy and governor rules.
    If you can say nice words and take care of managers you will deserve salary raise and promotion.
    Too many employees are leaving company and loaded pending activities on remaining people for cost reduction without considering overtime or evaluate added activities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eyes on you loyal and honest employees, and keep your open door for any one who left the company and want to return back, keep your eyes on your resources managers because they are causing opportunity losing for company due to racism and personal interests.


  9. "no"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker in Athens, TX
    Current Employee - Picker in Athens, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schneider Electric (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros for this job, wouldn't recommend this job to anybody. I would never go back to this place even if there is no other job. Employees are very negative and the workplace is way to humid and hot to work in.

    Cons

    All cons for this job. This job is not recommended for anyone that is not use to the heat or no teamwork. Employees are not pleasant to work with in this workplace. Everybody is to worried about if they will have a job by the end of the week.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Manufacturing Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Currently I can think of none.

    Cons

    Management brought in from other failed Schneider facilities... They are repeating their mistakes from the past - DO what they are told with no thought or plan for the consequences...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff... You are not the only professionals at the table.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Inflated Value"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Schneider Electric has the most comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions in the marketplace.

    Cons

    The organization has devolved into a bureaucratic nightmare that, unless properly addressed, threatens to rapidly devalue the stock price of the company.

    Additionally, management openly advocates a CYA mentality rather than a focus on the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the efficiencies and culture of customer centric business practices, rather than the micro-managed bureaucracy that has taken hold of the business.



Showing 2,122 of 2,327 reviews
Reset Filters