Is a productive place to work with a lots of opportunities of learning
Application Engineer (Former Employee), Victoria, BC – August 20, 2013
Pros: constant training available online
Cons: management can change anytime your vacation or free time
My typical day started checking my BfO which is a kind of database where we can see the request of customers and take them (phone calls or emails) as well as the cases being handled by the team. So, I will review the priority of the case and I will call or email the customer in French or English, to listen and understand the problem then solve the case. – more... To assist with this process, I had access to the KB and the material that Schneider provide to their employees to solve cases. My manager will check the cases I solved or not solved and we had a daily revision of them. My co-workers are very talented and nice people but they will be always too busy to talk with. The hardest part of the Job was the disparity between the negative comments from my manager and the positive comments and words of appreciation from the customers that were happy with my efforts. The most enjoyable part was to work hard and be appreciated by both internal or external customers recognizing my job. – less
Is a growing and expanding work place for the Customer Care Center department
Order Administrator/Customer care Coordinate (Current Employee), Rosario, Cavite – August 6, 2013
Pros: free lunch every monthly awardings
A typical is you answering calls to assist customers regarding their purchase orders. I learned how to work as an order administrator because my previous career was me being a technical support representative. my co-workers are helpful and fun to be with. hardest part of the job is when calls pile up and comes one after another and you won't even have – more... time to breathe and that is when it starts to become stressful.Most Enjoyable part of the job is the order entry part I enjoy entering PO's – less
Electronics Technician (Current Employee), Victoria, BC – May 11, 2013
Pros: on field trip we get free lunch and one in a while free food at work
Cons: many time we have to put in overtime to meet our deadline
At Schneider my day is not the same everyday. Some days I have a lot of meter fix and other days very few. The hardest part of the job are when meters I repaired keep on failing the test and also when part does not fit properly on the meter. Our technical team is very supportive. I am always happy to go to work everyday because the work environment – more... is adequate. We have a foos ball and a ping pong tables. I enjoy playing on my break – less
Payroll Specialist (Contract) (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – January 15, 2013
Pros: close to home
Cons: long hours sometime
My job is great. We work in a fast past environment that never sleeps. Everyday we learn something new. We have our ups and downs but as a team we are very strong because of the individuals that we work with. My co-workers are very down to earth and easy to get along with. We do have our moments but at the end of the day, it is a great place to work.
Schneider Electric is an internationally known and respected company, involved in many projects around the world. I was, however, part of what is called the EAS division (Energy Automation Systems), a fairly small entity operating out of Brossard, QC. I therefore had the opportunity to experience both the large corporate life, as a well as the challenges – more... of a small business.
Typical days at work were what I would describe as "putting out fires." I handled problems the other project managers (PMs) needed help with, be it with orders, suppliers, or project transmittals.
The management is competent and driven by results, and the atmosphere can be a little tense at times, but the coworkers are friendly and the hours are very flexible.
I did get to learn a lot about project management from my experience here, and the best part of my day is when I can get ahead of the curve. – less
Good place to work when economic times wee good as soon as they turned bad they cut back as soon as they could.
Facilities Manager (Former Employee), Burnaby BC, Toronto On, Livermore Ca. – August 22, 2012
Pros: working with new technology
Cons: heavy corporate structure many time difficult to express personal growth
Schneider is a large company and offers the opportunity to reach out to it many arms. However being such a large company you sometimes get lost in the vast scope of corporate policies and is sometine difficult make independant decisions. working conditions were very good and relationships with other staff members pleasant.
Financial Controller (Former Employee), Flint, WLS – February 25, 2014
Pros: good career company
Cons: salary and politics
Typical big Company with "different" methods of work, especially financial, where it was accepted by the Company that to fully understand their methods and culture takes time. European management are good to work for and made genuine attempts at a work/life balance, however as always in Finance work pressure and deadlines etc results in this being hard – more... to achieve. Finance was considered essential and the Controller was a senior member of the team, who worked closely with the Factory Manager. A very Team orientated Company. The finance dept was always busy, with the only consistent being change. Development/progression was encouraged, but was dependant upon ability to relocate world wide. – less
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee), Lexington, KY – February 24, 2014
Pros: great pay
Cons: wearing earplugs all day
I worked with a great group of people. I primarily worked on one assembly line with my group, constructing electrical switches. We would alternate positions in the line every hour. I really got a great understanding of blue collar work in the short time I was with the company. The hardest part of the job was probably the monotony associated with the – more... tasks required. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with. – less