Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated 26 August, 2014
Updated 26 August, 2014
733 Reviews

3.3
733 Reviews
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Schneider Electric offer a good work life balance environmental situation (in 107 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • We are told to have work life balance but cannot leave earlier than boss (in 21 reviews)

  • Making it hard for career growth and advancement even if you were trained for next position (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great potential and vision, sometimes poor execution

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large company with global reach and great growth opportunities in solutions for energy efficiency, renewable energy, power and energy management, critical power, energy storage, smart grid, and more. A strong vision from the CEO, and many very talented people within every business and country.

    Cons

    It is a conglomerate of many continuous acquisitions that challenge its ability to integrate people and technologies, unify solutions, innovate quickly enough with its offers and marketing, and establish itself as a leading brand worldwide. Business efficiency seems limited by corporate vision not always translating into actions at every level, lack of effective internal training programs, and regular reorganizations that often result in large personnel cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger leadership is needed to better connect together powerful solutions, position these uniquely in the marketplace, and create a more effective feedback loop from buyers back to offer development and marketing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lead Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and work conditions

    Cons

    Lack of frank communications with staff

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Stay away if you want a career path

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Engineering in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working life balance, good location, parking, cool people in general.

    Cons

    Stay away from this company if you want to improve in your career. Structure of the company gives all credit for sales ppl, no recognition to other professionals. Main system in this company Q2C is built in 1970s that cant meet market need.More sales than engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think outside the box, recognize engineering, change this FO, BO thing, recognize that plants are the bone of the company. Hire local Canadian talents instead of bringing not qualified managers from France.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    No we don't make wieners !

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Good company with decent pay and good social benefits but be ready for constant reorganization.

    Cons

    The main way the company grows is by acquiring other companies. Because of this you need to be ready for constant change to the reporting structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because of the mass of the company and number of employees all over the world, communication needs to be key between upper management and employees. The current situation can be greatly improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Technologist  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Service Technologist in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Good advantages and really interesting job

    Cons

    -too many products to support

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Engineering Coop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coop  in  Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Coop in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to engineering and international manufacturing, team lead is very enthusiastic and wrote me a good reference letter

    Cons

    Supervisor doesn't bother to write me a reference letter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend supervisor to send out a list of tasks for the coops when away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging but not as pragmatic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People friendly, very flexible, more than average benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, workforce not fully optimized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    so far so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    The business is good, not like other IT companies that are very unstable. Overall I like it so far.

    Cons

    I am not sure at this moment. And enter 20 words is mandetory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not sure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A business orientated European company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Victoria, BC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Victoria, BC

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Powerful global supply chain
    - Good cash flow
    - Good relationship around with flexibility.
    - There are job rotation and global mobility opportunities.
    - Laying off rarely

    Cons

    - Not technology orientated.
    - Salary increasing in region Canada is limited annually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Exciting fast paced environment, interesting work and great people.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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