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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance becomes a problem (in 92 reviews)

  • The upper management is always looking ahead (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Glad to be gone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Clovis, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Clovis, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only good things about pelco are the engineering teams. Lots of talented people but due to poor management their talents are being wasted/taken for granted. Sad to see their jobs get outsourced.

    Cons

    Too many cons to count after Schneider acquired pelco. The executives they put in charge of pelco namely herve fages are utterly worthless. There were tons of layoffs and that little man always said he saw layoffs as a personal failure. When will he fall on his sword for constant failure? He should be fired and deported. I wouldn't trust him with a dirty napkin. Most, not all, of management are also worthless there, their constant failures result in longtime employees getting laid off or leaving due to no confidence. The way things look now pelco won't be around in the next couple of years thanks to Schneider and their idiots they placed at pelco. They deserve to go fade into oblivion and good riddance to them!

    Advice to Management

    Quit and stay out of the workforce because you have the anti-midas touch...gold to lead. You all have to be the worst d-students from business school to be lucky enough to get hired. What will you blame poor sales on next...the tooth fairy skipping your pillow? Grow up and accept the blame and quit so the employees that are left there can have a chance to keep their jobs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Pse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location flexibility to work from home. If you get a good manager, you are hood

    Cons

    Zero work life balance.Zero advancement. Lot of travel. Politics and discrimination

  3. "Why Should I work there"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great administrative staff and knowledgeable engineers

    Cons

    Management specially the regional management were show to be unprofessional and tent to look down on those that question their decisions specially when those decision go against one personal convictions. I'm not taking about disagree with your manager I'm taking about when the decoction not in accordance with standard business practices. I observe this in their Secaucus NJ and Horsham PA Branch. That said don't make this your 1st choice of employment if you have another offer make sure to consider it

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to treat people as people and be honest with your customers


  4. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get paid straight time for overtime

    Cons

    you work ALL the time and no strategy is apparent

    Advice to Management

    Management lacks leadership. No real decision making and few decisions made don't make sense. Morale low. Listen to the people & stop making decisions from
    An office.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Deceptive company serious issues with gender."

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    Current Employee - Vice President in South Kingstown, RI
    Current Employee - Vice President in South Kingstown, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few options in Southern RI with decent pay. Flexibility in working hours but will most likely need to work from home off hours due to international interactions.

    Cons

    Rhetoric does not reflect reality. Management is short term focused and under invests in growth opportunities. Kills the value in all its acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Be ethical. Treat employees well and you will grow. Listen to employees. Do not just say what you think you should say but act the act.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Employees are expendible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company across geo's, lots of money wasted, lots of travel, short term expectations, company programs only last 3 years then declare success and move on.

    Cons

    lacking clear vision closely coupled with little action equals stagnation of revenues. reduction of force focused on US employees to reduce global costs so jobs can be outsourced at lower wages to BRIC countries.

    Advice to Management

    reboot C-Suite and bring in real world qualified C-Level execs, not buddies to actually push forward and deliver profits via organic market growth. rethink M&A strategies that align with actual company strengths. really need a cio that has actual technical experience, not finance only focused.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Life is On (Hold)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a time when I would have said I have great colleagues, but they continue leave at every opportunity

    Cons

    Out of touch C-Suite blinded by PR McGuffins like the 'He for She Campaign', while hyper-political and ineffective middle management chase their own agendas and overload the dwindling herd of individual contributors. Outdated technology and thinking coupled with a fear of change cripple forward movement of a lumbering beast that seems content to react rather than lead.

    Advice to Management

    Cash in your stock. Retire.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Dying on the vine."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, flexible hours, decent benefits.

    Cons

    No team leadership, they have cut everything to the bone. Their future is almost non existent. They have been doing layoffs almost every month since June 2014

    Advice to Management

    Fire Schneider!!!!!!!!!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worst three years evere"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Matched 401k up to 6% break room has tvs . Don't have many pros for this job just another plant job.

    Cons

    Management does not no the product.product outdated and company is more like a sweat shop than an American company company as a hole has no idea how to treat human beings they don't no how to tell the truth about anything. No growth in this company at all no incentives to do or be better.

    Advice to Management

    Get better ones from within the company that at least no the product


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Put it out of its misery"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing after 2010. Entire infrastructure fell apart after decentralizing decision making.

    Cons

    All VPs and Directors should have been fired 6 years ago

    Advice to Management

    Quit


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