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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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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. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Excellent team members, very friendly, no politics, willing to share.

    Cons

    Location is not that attractive.

  2. Coming together nicely but still lots of work to do

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  3. Exciting global company, but not in the UK

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Positive culture and company focus on business and employee growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. Engaging, challenging and inspiring

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    The answer is not always a number!

  7. Helpful (1)

    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    Management lacking of skills

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Leeds, England

    I have been working at Schneider Electric part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Don t see any, or they hiding it :)

    Cons

    Middle management not educated...whole company culture affected by this, because lack of management techniques, people skills, strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Who cares

  9. Relaxed working culture, and no defined requirements to work on

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    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)

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

    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

  10. Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Delhi (India)

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic, Challenging Work Environment, Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Low Pay Compared to peers.

    Advice to Management

    To pay more heed to talent management

  11. Supply chain planner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive team, good culture, job diversity

    Cons

    Complex process for certain project

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