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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.3 704 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

(409 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    OK to work for - if you are willing to adapt to the company method

    Designer I (Current Employee) Adelaide

    ProsSteady work, ok resources, much depends upon your job role as to how good/ bad the company is, much like other places

    Consnot very transparent to employees on company methods, HR has trouble with basic HR functions, but getting better due to newly introduced online services. Company is very very slow to react to market changes for products. Like many places - internal processes and certain bottlenecks limit company productivity majorly. In general many good people, good to work with, some processes need to be refined, etc

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not think of get back there ever

    Project Engineer (Former Employee) Brisbane

    ProsWell on the good side, specially at current market, here can provide a secure job.
    If you have a job at Schneider you can expect to work there until the last day of your contract without being concern of getting redundant.

    ConsThe compensation is far less than market normal.
    If you are looking for one of those workplace that put the employee first, then do not come to Schneider. They do not respect their employees in anyway!
    No Training, no internal opportunity, it is all there but not for everyone.

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

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    Very Frustrating, Complex Organizational Structure

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsGood Products. Good Installed base of equipment around the world.
    CEO's is acquiring the right companies but need to think through the after the purchase.

    ConsWe use to be a very agile and aggressive . We have become large and indecisive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the middle management layer that is adding a cost and not adding any value.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Big company, different business units so variety of job opportunities but office politics makes the place unproductive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsJob opportunities , good work infrastructure, cross cultural experience

    ConsLow salary , office politics ,

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to promote talent over person

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    Big company, too much politics.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStable, good work / life balance.

    ConsI don't think they really care about employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fairly average.

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsStrong products, strong market position and a strong brand make selling easier and clients more educated. People are pretty decent generally. Work-life balance, time off and flexible conditions are manager-dependent but usually good.

    ConsHR is amazingly useless at routine tasks, IT policies and plans are about 10 years behind current. Innovation is emphasised so little and given such little priority as to be effectively smothered. Communication from employees upwards is not encouraged. Compensation is below average. Being in a position of influence or being considered for senior management frequently appears to require being born French.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAiming to pay employees a bit below average only ensures that the people who don't leave for better offers are either a bit below-average themselves or are looking to move out of their jobs upwards. Neither is good for employee turnover and replacing skilled employees costs a lot more than paying a good salary.

    There are a lot of ideas and suggestions at employee level that have no effective way to be shared.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, less than avaerage organisation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat People
    OK, work life balance

    ConsSloth like organisation, large but very unwieldy.
    Centrally managed processes too hard to change,
    Do not encourage innovation
    Poor communication from top management (global level)
    Career prospects are low if you are in a service group, HR, IT, Finance etc, unless you are in a low cost country.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider allowing more decentralised management to promote innovation at a local level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    old culture remains, not ready to move forward and step ahead of the competition.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sydney

    Prosvast capabilities in one company

    Consnot ready for degree qualified engineers

    Advice to Senior Managementplease reward creativity and passion and not just say you will

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

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    EcoXpert Business Manager NSW/ACT (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsGreat teamwork and talented people.

    ConsNeed to keep integrating new products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch emerging technologies and include in future planning.

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

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    Terrible Pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsLarge international company. Good vision, good products.

    Products that promote sustainability.

    Good premises.

    ConsPay is far worst than industry standard, minimal salary increases (after review 6 months delayed) <5% even after promotion. Trying to hard on Digitisation impacting productivity and efficiency, e.g SPICE.

    Many roles moving offshore to centralised lower cost locations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees what they are worth or lose your talent.

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

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