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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
845 Reviews
3.3
845 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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  1.  

    A diverse, challenging company with global opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelaide
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelaide

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A truly global company with great diversity. Great to work with people collaboratively within an organisation clearly intentioned on making Planet Earth a better place for all to work and live. I have a great work life balance, work with a committed group of professionals and believe career prospects are there should I desire.

    Cons

    A classic matrix organisation that has grown quickly through acquisitions. SE offers up many challenges of working effectively on a large scale in many countries across a broad offering of products and services. Some would argue this makes it more interesting....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the technology and tools to support people in delivering their objectives. Hold people accountable for their output and within their allocated budgets but empower them to operate within that framework.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company! Great People! Great Opportunities!

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

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A great company that offers a lot to its people - great social committees; great training offered. The people are truly what makes the organisation.

    Cons

    Change and transformation is coming which is great but for some the changes may not come quickly enough!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is there! It is not about the hours you do more so the output of what you deliver! Company values are very strong and run throughout the business despite growing predominantly from acquisition. Senior Management are strong business leaders however could perhaps at times drive more accountability throughout their respective businesses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auditor in Sydney
    Former Employee - Auditor in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Get to understand different aspects of a business such as sales, marketing, product management, engineering etc from one job

    Cons

    SInce there are many senior managers, there is an inherent game of politics that need to be played to get things done/approved

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

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer I in Adelaide
    Current Employee - Designer I in Adelaide

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not think of get back there ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Brisbane

    I worked at Schneider Electric as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Frustrating, Complex Organizational Structure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the middle management layer that is adding a cost and not adding any value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Job opportunities , good work infrastructure, cross cultural experience

    Cons

    Low salary , office politics ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to promote talent over person

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, less than avaerage organisation

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People
    OK, work life balance

    Cons

    Sloth 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 ManagementAdvice

    Consider allowing more decentralised management to promote innovation at a local level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Big company, too much politics.

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, good work / life balance.

    Cons

    I don't think they really care about employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fairly average.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Strong 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.

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    Aiming 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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