Energy Incentive Analyst (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 30, 2016
Schneider Electric has been a very valuable place to start my career in the sustainability and energy industry. Pros include good work/life balance, good health benefits, positive working environment, flexible schedules. Cons would be lower than average industry wages, moving up in the company can be difficult, and management is not very organized.
Tendering Support Engineer (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – November 14, 2015
Very bad management. Mixed culture
It is the worst organization to work for. No work life balance. Less pay. Only Spanish group is powerful here. They are therowing everyone who is not Spanish soeaking, and the VP is White and using this Spanish for less money. They usually want to hire non US citizens or non green card holder. They want to hire someone who are willingness to get abused.
Not a place to work if you have childeren or a life outside of work.
ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – September 9, 2015
I did not enjoy working at Schneider Electric. I feel I was mislead in the interview about advancement and scheduling, as far as being able to bid on first shift and overtime requirements.There was no explanation of benefits when I started. The maintenance supervisor, who was my supervisor gave me some information about benefits that was wrong. I finally had to go to a union steward to get some answers. The pay was a little above average for maintenance techs in the area but not worth the trouble or the way I was treated.
Tough scheduling and work/life balance, heavy on tenure.
Meteorologist (Current Employee) – Burnsville, MN – July 23, 2015
All office decisions (promotions, projects, advancements, vacation/scheduling preference) are more heavily weighted on tenure than performance. This leaves little room for advancement and applications to other departments do not get preferred treatment. Business seems slow to adapt to new technologies. Rotating shifts and below average pay has led to higher turnover the past couple years. Scheduling may lead to a poor work/life balance as you could be working 7 days in a row with a 2 day break, then work another 7 days, then get a 5 day break - it's all over the place. But working with customers is usually fun and the overall work environment is pretty laid back. It's also a good place to get some forecasting experience with some top-notch people who are willing to help you out and pass on their knowledge.
Sales Development Professional (Former Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – January 15, 2016
Schneider Electric has the perfect work life balance, however management is not up to par. It seems like there is no training on how to be a manager and deal with your employees. Other than that, it is a great place to work.
Company used to be really fun place to work when it was Triconex. Since SE took over, everyone really nervous about their job security.
Sr. Application Engineer (Former Employee) – Lake Forest, CA – October 2, 2015
Company used to be really fun place to work when it was Triconex/Invensys. Since SE took over, everyone really nervous about their job security. Average 1 lay off every 2 months; more over, good people quit the company left and right (no new contract coming in), people who stay carrying the burden without compensation. Really stressful situation!!!
Free water/ coffee/beverage and snack. might be cut really soon.
No local HR, lots of personal issues have not been resolved efficiently. No long term plan.
The management seemed like they didn't care at times. Seems like they were making up tasks to keep us interns busy. Part of my job was interacting with the operators to develop ways to improve the building process of custom electrical buses and they like to avoid the interns or not take the jobs we were tracking. There were rewarding productive days were we took good data or assisted other manufacturing engineering but at least once a week there was a day where nothing productive happen which was not our fault.
Long lunches and occasional my boss would treat the other interns and I
Ohio Regional Service Manager (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – January 1, 2016
This company is an amazing company to work for. The culture is all about the customers and the employees. If they are well taken care of, then the financial results will happen. This company is the leader in energy management.
Schneider Electric does offer many opportunities for advancement, however, you have to be someone who is going to advocate for yourself and express to your manager(s) that you want the opportunity to take on other challenges. The work to social life can be difficult, depending on how what your goals are. i.e if you are a recent grad trying to make a name for yourself and advance your career, you may find yourself with little social life. Now if you are happy with your current role and an expert at what you do and happy, this will allow your social life to increase. It's really up to you! Schneider is a equal opportunity employer, so don't let your race or gender be the reason you don't feel confident about putting yourself out there. Speaking from experience as a male from Puerto Rico, I have been apart some awesome projects with Schneider Electric and have been put in leadership roles since I started as an intern. Good luck to you and best wishes! Never stop learning!
Culture, Benefits, Events, Company Vehicle (Field Guys/Gals), Oppurtunity
System Technician Specialist (Former Employee) – Puerto Nuevo, PR – March 12, 2016
tools , materials needed were always the need for employee . the office environment was friendly , the meetings were open to all and things to improve were expressed . always we had a scope of work and towards the impossible to meet the targets . very good and fair benefits .
i worked at Schneider Electric as a temp for 7 months. i gained valuable experience working around knowledgeable people. unfortunately human resources and upper management never kept their word on hire dates and pay.
A typical day starts with coworkers greeting each other and continuing to be productive. I was helped on how to deal with subcontractors and working on my part of major projects. Management was easy to work with and helped create a positive work environment. My co-workers were great people who helped each other out and made it all about the team's success. The hardest part would be the language barrier that would happen with over-sea offices but that was also the most enjoyable part as well was being part of a global organization.
BMC Injection Molding Setup Technician (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – November 20, 2015
Really one of the worst molding companies I have ever worked for.
Obsolete machines, dangerous conditions, toxic materials, all overseen by a management team that only cares about their retirement. The union was less than useless, they only care about protecting the senior-most workers from "exploitation" by shifting any and all work duties to new employees. This results in new workers being overwhelmed by extra duties and crushed by an overwhelming number of required overtime hours.