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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2014
Updated 14 December, 2014
840 Reviews
3.3
840 Reviews
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • All the managers I have had do a great job of supporting a healthy work/life balance (in 124 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Due to working across different time zones work-life balance can be tricky to achieve (in 29 reviews)

  • Making it hard for career growth and advancement even if you were trained for next position (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company to Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Treat engineers well. Flexible work hours, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a promotion. You have to apply for new jobs, interviews are competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a big company, move your engineers around more to get exposure to different products and professional development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unstable work envionment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of challenges & work, reasonable pay, benefits, and perks.

    Cons

    High-pressure, competitive, highly politically charged environment. Many unprofessional employees are promoted with obvious favoritism, while good talent is let go. Tons of long hours and pressure without giving any extra. Many are pushed beyond reasonable limits and burn out. Very inefficient procedures & processes. Upper management seems to have very limited knowledge of their industry and makes reactionary decisions based solely on cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication to lower level employees. Consider both quality and cost when making the big decisions. Try to maintain acquisition's identity and value instead of just cutting corners for cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    OK for some, not for all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Victoria, BC
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Victoria, BC

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Room to move around if you're in sales or are an engineer. A reasonably well-known firm, so there's a bit of name recognition to put on the resume.

    Cons

    For back-office staff (Fin, IT) there isn't much in the way of growth potential, and the compensation is poor. I was there about a year, after which point, I sort of had it with feeling like a bit of a second class citizen, since we provided non sales or engineering services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not impressed - Good theoretical values vs bad culture in practice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quotation Specialist in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Quotation Specialist in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. A green web page. You might have good experience if you end up in the right department, especially in the areas the company is investing but this is rare. Wrong department (for example services) with obsolete products might end up being a nightmare.

    Cons

    Company culture does not align with the company values. Not much room for advancement. Lots of rigidity, politics, nepotism and intimidation for management style. Too much competition between people as well as departments. Macho culture of some old departments will not allow women succeed in technical areas. Inefficient. Some managers have mastered the art of looking good on paper, not necessarily in reality. So many business decisions are made through gossip and not facts. Some insecure people in power do not allow others grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people based on their skills not seniority or relationships. If you want to promote a senior person then make sure this person is trained to the level of requirements. Make sure the employees have the up to date tools they require. Allow employees pursue internal positions in different departments. Open the communication channels to everyone. Empower the introverts to speak. Some employees are in the same position for 40 years; move people around, don't let employees stay in the same position more than 3 - 5 years. Pay closer attention to HR practices.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stay away if you want a career path

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Engineering in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (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
  7.  

    Great potential and vision, sometimes poor execution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (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
  8.  

    Lead Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary and work conditions

    Cons

    Lack of frank communications with staff

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Out-of-Country managers do not understand how North America works

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

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

    Pros

    All the employees I have worked with have generally been a great bunch of people, friendly and hard working. Trying to do the best that they can in a tough work environment.

    Cons

    The employee engagement activities have zero buy-in from staff amid the routine layoffs. The signs are there, even when there is little transparency the higher ups. I cannot speak for other locations, but the culture and values by the people in power at this location do not support the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Good advantages and really interesting job

    Cons

    -too many products to support

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    No we don't make wieners !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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