Company Priorities are Misaligned
Collections Analyst/Accounts Receivable (Former Employee) – West Kingston, RI – March 31, 2018
Schneider Electric is a holding company which oversees a group of companies that it has purchased and re-branded. These companies all essential still operate independently even though Schneider tries to sell itself as one company to the customer. This creates a ton of inefficiencies and confusion which has to be straightened out of the back end. The holding company does not seem to be interested in fixing these broken systems or creating ones that actually work. It's aggravating for both employees and customers alike. Schneider needs to stop buying up all of the competition and get its house in order.
Additionally, there was no career path in the finance department and management was ineffective. The company culture, at least in the Rhode Island office, was centered on who could be the most aggressive. People are often rude and curt and it is just accepted. This is probably to the most aggressive and unpleasant group of people that I have ever worked with.
On a positive note, the company is great about work/life balance with regard to working from home part time and the benefits are great. The health plan is pretty pricey, but it is comprehensive insurance. They also provide 401K match, basic life insurance, and many other benefits.