Schneider Electric
3.3 of 5 607 reviews
www.schneider-electric.com Rueil-Malmaison, France 5000+ Employees

Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 607 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

(354 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Schneider Electric offer a good work life balance environmental situation"
    in 87 reviews
  • "Good benefits and career paths, when you're hired in a R&D position"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "We are told to have work life balance but cannot leave earlier than boss"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Making it hard for career growth and advancement even if you were trained for next position"
    in 14 reviews
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Great company to work for

Senior Technical Writer (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than a year

ProsExciting fast paced environment, interesting work and great people.

ConsLike any mega company, it can sometimes take a while to get a request processed.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat culture, good product, good training programs.

ConsAs a market leader, the company is growing faster than expected. Too fast for the employee to get to know the products we offer.

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Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBetter benefits than other smaller companies.

ConsThe new management has a very weak understanding of solar power electronics R&D. Despite of this fact, they are active in calling important decisions, which unfortunately is reflected in poor performance. Micromanagement in another negative factor which isolated few principal engineers which their voices are reduced to zero and they chose a political correctness instead.

Advice to Senior ManagementVPs and Managers: empower the Engineering since your expertise and experience is very low. Better focus on marketing, company's vision and less how to lead the Engineering engine. In more than 10 years of experience in this company, this is the worst management performance I've ever witnessed. I hope this will be corrected.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Engineering Specialist

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Schneider Electric

ProsGood Benefits, Good work environment

ConsPoor management, lack of leadership and vision.

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Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA life experience that teaches one how traits like dishonesty, obedience, back-stabbing, assuming other's credits get rewarded.

ConsDirective autocratic management style where obedience is the most valued "quality". Dishonest middle management which is assuming subordinates credits, enforces decisions but does not take responsibility when things don't turn out well.
Work-life balance:
  - if one knows much and can cover multiple areas has no life at all. Will be cynically pushed beyond any limits without any extra compensation. On the contrary due to unreasonably amount of work and pressure, he/she will inherently miss deadlines and make more mistakes that lead to poor performance reviews and penalties. In the end all the merits/successes go to middle manager.
 - employees with limited expertise have a better chance of having a better work-life balance with the same compensation like the above group and more likely to get good annual performance reviews.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinuing on this path is alienating the experienced employees and will lead to a high turnover among the best subordinates.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Little Support

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Work/Life Blance, low stress

Consemployee preferences are not taken into consideration, decisions are made to the detriment of all employees, management is more focused on the bottom line than on employees or customers. Collaboration is discouraged.

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through with commitments, don't prolong re-orgs, listen to employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFlexible work hours and location

ConsManagement doesn't seem to care about the workers. Processes and procedures are convoluted and too many layers to get through before a decision is made. Management is bad!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to work

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for less than a year

ProsVery open people,
Easy to approach and learn
Open environment
HR pushing for more incentives

ConsAll charged time goes to the client
Not enought time to try new technologies on projects (I guess this is R&D department )

Advice to Senior ManagementOut line company structure, and provide better carrer growth for junior staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Schneider Electric was a great company to work for. I would recommend it to anyone

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Schneider Electric

ProsGreat culture, and benefits. Friendly atmosphere.

ConsLocation to main city, not much room for movement within the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Valuable Learning Experience and a great jumping off point to start a career in Electrical Eng.

Power Applications Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I have been working at Schneider Electric as a contractor for less than a year

Pros-Great learning experience
-Get to work on different projects at once (doesn't get boring)
-Flexibility
-Opportunity to gain additional certifications and training through company resources

Cons-Long Hours
-Required to do work outside scope of contract
-Commute to on-site projects usually 1-2 hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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