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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated 6 March 2015
Updated 6 March 2015
935 Reviews
3.3
935 Reviews
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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.  

    Coming together nicely but still lots of work to do

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    1. Huge company with lots of scope for collaboration and seeking opportunities
    2. Clear message and vision from Chief Executive
    3. Reward package in line with norms

    Cons

    1. Individuals can feel lost in giant machine due to nature of matrix management - more meetings than action
    2. Chief Executives message and vision gets massaged and diluted by other management layers leading to less clear and sometimes conflicting objectives
    3. Change not as faced paced as it could be due to inefficiencies in management structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your subordinates to take the correct action, abandon culture or meetings, teleconferences and pointless reporting and watch the performance improve dramatically

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Exciting global company, but not in the UK

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of career challenges, great technologies, ability to work and get global experience. Some great people. Clear global direction.

    Cons

    Highly political in the UK, if you fit in and do well, but many others are ignored some of whom are much more capable but don't have the right alliances. Local execution of global policies is slow and poorly done. Change management is not considered important so many employees have been lost along the way. Too many senior managers have been in the same job for too long. Work life balance is poor - too much travel and too much expected from a few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a serious look at the UK management team and structure - it is stale with a high risk of self serving decision making. No one should be in the same post for more than 5 years. You have great offers but they won't be well executed because of intransigency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive culture and company focus on business and employee growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    1. The culture is a positive, inclusive and encouraging.

    2. Compensation is in line with the industry and bonus opportunities are real and tangible.

    3. The company is very relevant to the 21st century and growing in the key markets so a great place to further a career.

    Cons

    1. As a large company working remotely and collaboratively is a constant challenge.

    2. As a fast paced environment that can be difficult to adjust to for some.

    3. Due to working across different time zones work-life balance can be tricky to achieve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure change is not for change sake and has time to bed in to business as usual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engaging, challenging and inspiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    The people are truly wonderful, the opportunities exist but you need to push to make them happen.

    Cons

    a limited view of the total capabilities of the organisation is held by many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The answer is not always a number!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    meet with customers

    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    get to do what you want

    Cons

    too much red tape and porcesses to follow

  7.  

    Relaxed working culture, and no defined requirements to work on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Maidenhead, England

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere
    No work pressure
    9-5 job

    Cons

    no defined requirement, in fact unclear requirements
    No technical challenges, laid back work culture.
    Not much scope of progress
    More autocratic culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    So far things have been great. Schneider recently acquired our company.

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

    I have been working at Schneider Electric (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Schneider Electric has provided me with a comfortable working conditions, great opportunities for team work and professional growth, and short project length.

    Cons

    I am currently only contracted employee, so I receive no corporate or health benefits through Schneider. Sometimes work can become tedious, but otherwise there are very few things to complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    commodity buyer in EMEA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commodity Buyer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Commodity Buyer in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    international team, autonomous management, working in team about strategy and operational subject, lots of business trip, working closer with suppliers and plants.

    Cons

    The top management are all in France. They spek with a strong french accent and it's quite difficult as a foreigner to be 100% integrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop ressource in EMEA but not only in Grenoble, France - head of purchasing department.
    Very small amount of opportunity to join Schneider if you are external. Difficulty to move internaly before 3 years in the same position / country.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    I've been employed here, through acquisition for over 20 years.

    • 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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, full of opportunity.

    Cons

    I don't have any real cons, sometimes deadlines can be hard to meet without many extra hours. Have more realistic deadlines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Communicative Leadership, growth at every step, protects values and great work life balance

    Cons

    Mobility across regions, integration of acquisitions, risk averse environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss ambitions of employees to ensure they can be supported. Employee ambitions can be directly proportional to growth!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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