Business Analyst & Internal Consultant (Former Employee) – Foxborough, MA – September 16, 2018
I worked on an internal consulting project that was given lots of autonomy and endless support from management and peers. We were able to learn with hands-on work and also appeal to others for more guidance. Great experience.
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) – West Kingston, RI – September 7, 2018
Working on the customer service end of Schenider Electric provides a better salary than most other customer service roles available at the cost of stress and work/life balance. Being located far south of the populous areas of the state a 30-45 minute commute is normal, on top of a 9 hour work day. This leaves very little room for life outside of work.
Slowly all of the customer service and manufacturing roles in the company are moving to outsourced regions, strictly limiting any opportunities for advancement and growth. Little to no effort is put into helping employees grow their careers or become aware of opportunities. This is in stark contrast to how the official literature boasts that advancement is a top priority for the company. In my experience this is not so for anyone in the customer service side of the business. It is perhaps so in other areas.
The people of Schneider Electric are fantastic. I have never had any issues with my coworkers though the language barrier with coworkers located overseas that are supposed to have the same capabilities as the local operatives can provide a challenge. managers have always been great people if just not very empowered to help.
The job is overall a good job. Good benefits but once you top out in pay after 6 months, that is your pay from that point on with the exception of a cost of living raise every few years of about 50 cents. If you stay close and just need a work for the time being, or you don't plan on your bills increasing, then this is the job for you. If you are looking for something that is going to provide for a growing family, you might want to consider something else.
Assembler (Current Employee) – Leesport, PA – September 3, 2018
They hire through a temp agency with "intent" to hire. According to the temp agency's rep when I started, no one goes more than six months without being hired on. There are at least 20 people I know of that started before me who are still with the temp agency, and I've been there six months. We went from mandatory 10 hour days in the spring (5:00 - 3:30), to half the plant being laid off in the summer.
eCommerce Sales Support Intern (Former Employee) – Franklin, TN – August 27, 2018
I worked for Schneider full time for a sumer internship and it was incredible. Mostly working with older individuals so the company culture is different than I was expecting, but the benefits were excellent and I learned a lot. Lots of flexibility as long as the work gets completed.
A typical day at work was always learning something different. Learning how to look at and also read wire diagrams, learning different ways of routing wires and also how to use different tools, power drills, rivet gun, etc. The workplace was relaxed, management was also respectable. The workplace was always enjoyable, never a dull moment.
PAYABLES SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Philippines – July 19, 2018
Start the day busy of course but it was really a fun place to work for, good working environment and very nice office. All Supervisors and Managers are very approachable and helpful. Different culture and yet we all get along well. Benefits is very good and of course the profit sharing when I was still there. The hardest part of the job is during closing of the books for the month, its always chaos trying to chase down officers and rank for the liquidation of all their advances to close it into expense. The most enjoyable part is the camaraderie and team work among the employees.
Profit sharing, benefits and paid travel and paid brainstorming out of town
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) – Richland, WA – July 17, 2018
My time with Schneider was a learning experience. I found the environment to be fun and challenging. The dependence upon the workers in the field is a little much, there should be a little more structure in the approach to training of new hires.
Pay, benefits, teamwork
management, communication, single point failure in networking