Productive work flow everyday. Schedules change daily.
Supervisor/Senior Technician (Former Employee), TN – March 13, 2013
Work days there are are scheduled daily due to the customers demand for product. There are three different product lines being built daily. So inventory plays a big roll in daily production. We would still try to build ahead for quality issues and on time delivery.
Lumper (Former Employee), Middletown, PA – March 7, 2013
Cons: to many parts to get to simple destination
I love the warehouse environment. I am a very hard,dedicated,faithful worker. I always give a 110% at everything i do. Unfortunately during my time of working for Schneider Electric i got sick with pneumonia and because of my inability to be 110% they let me go for missing one day. I later then found out that the reason i was let go was due to discrimination. – more... i never use the card of discrimination but for the first time in my life i was judged for the color of my skin. I hold no grudges i just want to work. I have three year old twin boys and a fiance to provide for, and I'm ready to make money for my family – less
Enjoyable work environment but am in need of permanent position
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee), Lexington, KY – February 27, 2013
Pros: wonderful staff
Cons: inadequate pay for position due to temp status and absence of benefits
I have been working here at Schneider Electric / Square D as a contract employer or a temporary employee for almost three years in the accounts payable department. I have been patiently waiting for a full time position. The bulk of the payables department has been sent to Monterey, MX and there will be no additional hiring in this location. I am now – more... seeking new permanent employment opportunities. – less
Engineer (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – February 23, 2013
Pros: great people, good work/life balance
Cons: zero job security no matter how well you work
Your co-workers at Schneider will be fantastic. They are really great people. But there is a huge divide between the USA and France, with France trying to control everything. Jobs in the USA are not safe at all, with layoffs happening about twice a year. Manufacturing jobs are all being sent to Mexico, and the French employees will dominate everything. – more... It's unfortunate, as the people really are great, but in the USA everyone spends most of the time wondering when the next round of layoffs are coming. If you're over 50, you really are on borrowed time there. The HR support is lacking. It was a great place before the French-American battle started. – less
Schneider Electric is the worst company one can possibly work for
Customer Support Representative (Former Employee), Bucharest, Romania – February 20, 2013
Pros: no pros...all my colleagues have resigned
Cons: all the company management and hr
The HR does not care about they're emplyees, the management is recruited among -I can't find a nice word unfortunately- (my ex manager was my age and knew as much about managing a team as I knew about BMW engines) and the only thing that matters is how good of an "sycophant" you are. Even if I did my job almost perfectly, the fact that I was not a likeable – more... person (because I always speak my mind, have an opinion and basicaly have a spine) eventualy forced me to resign. Schneider Electric Romania is the worst work place one can imagine form all points of view. The worst person I had ever met so far in terms of communication skills, performance, caring about all emplyees and treating them equally was the HR Manager. Not that the country president give a...coin about what happens in it's company...no, no way! I could write about how things never worked in my department and how they hired initially one manager to then realize he was good for nothing and hire another who is worst, up to the point of reaching the lenght of a novel...the main idea is: chose a totaly different company if u want to be respected and treated like a human being and not like a coackroach. – less
Sales Manager, IT Business Unit (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – February 8, 2013
Pros: free soda in st. louis. good people.
Cons: lack of clear direction. ineffective leadership
Schneider has accumulated many companies with related product and services lines to present a unified green image and flesh out subsidiary product lines. The IT business unit is an outgrowth of the APC company acquired by Schneider in 2007. APC is a very young culture but was marketing heavy and had a very young culture. Other Schneider business units – more... are very, very old school industrial sales organizations-- contractor focused. Blend them with the structure of a $30 Billion corporation and you have process, control and cultural issues. Schneider's corporate initiated programs to drive cross -bu cohesiveness and trust fall flat.
The IT Business unit is still functioning like a startup but is driving for efficiency to match the corporate parent. This means key support structures have been trimmed to the bone, and all organizations are subject to restructuring. Many functions have been outsourced and growth paths are being restricted. The sales talent development process is much the same as it has been since mid 90s, relying on recent graduates primarily from schools on east coast, which has developed a less diverse, clubby atmosphere, and keeps the salary expectations low.
The products offered by Schneider are good to great. Efficiency drives in the IT business unit have caused longer lead times and failures in key components recently, and the competitive functional advantage of the primary product lines have been matched by the competition.
The people I worked with were good, competent folks, but their careers are limited because they were not located in the HQ.
What is most enjoyable about the job I had was working with professionals to solve problems for customers. What Schneider has and doesn't realize is a tremendous body of data center expertise in their front line sales and engineering people. No one in the industry matches it. This is a salable value that has yet to be leveraged. – less
Factory Worker (Former Employee), Peru, IN – January 21, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job, was the learning experience and the people i worked with were outstanding. I learned many new things, like running a rail press, punch press, assembly, and many outher things ext.
Involved in estimating the time for individual features and tracking them using scrum methodology.
NET DEVELOPER (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – January 16, 2013
Material Specialist (Former Employee), Philippines – January 14, 2013
Pros: sportfest, summer outing yearly!
A very busy day but is fun,everybody in the team is focus on what we are doing,I've learned to respect everyone's opinion to make our job well done,the management our concernerd to the feelings and duties of their employees,my co workers helping each other,the hardest part for me is when sometimes we have to rush because we have to meet the shipment – more... of the product the we are building,enjoyable part is when we finish the job and we satisfy the customer – less