Schneider Electric

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Okay place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Applications Engineer in La Vergne, TN (US)
Current Employee - Applications Engineer in La Vergne, TN (US)

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

Pros

+Usually easy
+Flexible work environment
+Internally promoted
+Salary review each year with normal raises (3-5%)

Cons

+There is no overtime and the compensation for time over 40hrs is very poor
+Raises are small. Normally 3-5%. You have to be a genius to get a 5% or work very hard. Not worth it
+Recognition in this company is handed out like parents encouraging their children's horrible drawings. People who deserve recognition normally don't get it at all or alone. Other useless people join in the recognition
+HR processes and technologies (Time Entry/Calendar Entry/Email/Etc.) are VERY poor. We use Lotus Notes for email for God's sake. Enough said.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have more clearly defined procedures and processes. The rules change on a monthly basis and there is too much inconsistency.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

840 Other Employee Reviews for Schneider Electric (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Talks the talk but does not walk the walk

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

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

    Pros

    - Great product range and brand image, especially in the Low Voltage
    - Global company with opportunities to be exposed to other countries

    Cons

    - Politics: If you cannot master the politics, you cannot survive in the upper rungs of the local company. Results are an after-thought. Propaganda is the way forward.
    - High turnover rate in Schneider Gulf: the working environment is terrible, no work/life balance, performance appraisals are just for show. Decisions are still made without properly thinking of the consequences.
    - Solutions approach: The shift from product sales to solutions has been rushed and not properly thought out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be fair. Put a stop to all the back biting and unethical behavior. Allow people a platform to voice their opinion and then decide and act in the best interest of the company.
    - Get rid of the few rotten apples in management so that the new comers can thrive and grow.
    - Respect the old timers and let them feel job security so they can truly focus on the work.
    - Be smart: Just because an idea looks nice on a colorful slide, that does not mean it is a good idea. Prioritize the good ideas and stop trying to implement everything at the same time!
    - Meetings, meetings, meetings: doesn't bring any business! Listen to the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, but hard to grow in a very changing environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    It has a very good balance between work and life. And good oportunnities to increment your acknowledge and skills.

    Cons

    The company is always changing, it can be good some times but it is really hard to built a career in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in people, help them to grow, act as a guide. And be more open to communicate. Communication is not so good in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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