Schneider Electric

Very proud to be a growing technology company leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation for our customers around the world. Continuing our strong commitment to innovation.

Company Overview:

Schneider Electric is a global company serving our customers in four growing end markets: Buildings, Data Centers, Industry and Energy with 137,000+ employees in over 100 countries.

Our executive management team is strategically placed in geographic hubs, closer to our customers and employees. Our revenues are well-balanced : 29% in Asia-Pacific, 28% in North America  27% in Western Europe and 16% Rest of World. 40% of our revenues are coming from “new economies”

An overview of our digital our business is: almost 50% of our revenues come from digitization – connected products, edge controls, Analytics, Software, services, AI

“what do you really do?” We are proud to be the undisputable leader in energy management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Powerand in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

Innovation and digitization are bringing our two core two markets closer together.

Think about:

– Smart Grids: digitizing the grid and managing step change in efficiency

– Distributed generation: renewables, microgrids, storage … producing locally, operating decentralized renewable

– More and more data being digitized, stored, analyzed, in the cloud and at the edge

– The new prosumer: new ways to source and handle energy, new players, new business models

About Schneider Electric

At Schneider, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to do more with less, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure and Industries.

We are committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community that is passionate with our  Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

Our commitment

People commitment:

  • One of Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Most Admired Companies
  • Forbes America’s Best Employer 82nd position in 2018 from 294th in 2017
  • One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for 2018 (8th year)
  • Bloomberg Gender equality performance index
  • #15 Globally (#1 Industrial) in Equileap 2018 Gender Equality Ranking
  • One of Linkedin Best Company Pages for the 2nd year in a row
  • French Federation of Employee and Former Employee Share Owner Associations (FAS): WESOP recognized for its inclusive and sustainable scheme.
  • World’s Most Attractive Employer by Universum (55th position in 2018 from 57th in 2017)
  • Great Place to Work certified in USA

Sustainability commitment:

  • Included again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, World and Europe, ranking 2nd in its industry
  • CDP: Ranked #1 in sector in Driving Low Carbon Transition
  • Clean 200: Number 3 worldwide for its revenue devoted to the energy transition
  • 45th place among the 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World, for the 6th year
  • Recognized as a Global Compact LEAD company for commitment to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • IPREO: #4 globally in ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) Leaders Index of Most Favored by Socially Responsible Investors (up from #5 in 2017)
  • Joined RE100, commitment to 100% renewable electricity across our global operations by 2030

 

What is Schneider Electric’s D&I Ambition? With our philosophy and ambition, we…

Value differences and build a culture of inclusion

We want employees to feel a sense of belonging and psychological safety at work.

We are aware of existing hidden biases that may prevent us from being inclusive.

We are open and curious in our interactions with each other and we don’t judge without facts.

We have inclusive people practices and processes that are fair and free of bias.

Understand that diversity and inclusion drives high performance

Our global workforce reflects the diversity of the markets and customers we serve.

Diversity is our foundation and brings new business value for our company, customers and communities.

Diverse and inclusive teams generate more innovation and engagement.

Leverage our global footprint to attract and develop great talent around the world

Our global hub and satellite locations provide equal career opportunities across all markets.

We balance local talent development and global mobility to serve the diverse ambitions of our talents.

Our leaders are distributed across our hubs and reflect a diversity of backgrounds.

Benefits

Case Study:

Jennifer Webster is a Senior HR Business Partner at Schneider Electric and a mother of two children, describes herself as being positive, passionate and humorous.

Please read here about Jennifer’s fantastic career at Schneider Electric – and how the company has supported both her work and home life, and what advice she’d give to further women aspiring to be leaders in their industry. Here’s what Jennifer told us.

How would you explain your job to people from outside your industry?

Creating the best possible team and environment for our people and business to succeed.

What interests you in your role at Schneider Electric?

The variety! While I have worked at Schneider Electric, my role has evolved and changed substantially over that time and given me the opportunity to learn, develop and continue to challenge myself.

What makes it exciting working in your industry?

We are genuinely contributing to making the world a better, more sustainable place for the future – there is nothing more exciting or relevant than that!

What impresses you most about Schneider Electric?

We are ambitious about what we want to achieve in terms of our people, our business and our impact in the world. This means that there are always opportunities to develop yourself and your career if you demonstrate the ability, agility and ambition.

What’s a big challenge for you right now?

How to create a more inclusive culture for all our people so they feel their thoughts, views and interests are respected and valued.

How do you maintain a good work/life balance?

I enjoy running outside of work but need to make more time for it! We also enjoy going out as a family so the children can burn off some energy and see new and cool things.

How has Schneider Electric supported you?

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Having two children under the age of 5, Schneider Electric has supported me through enhanced maternity pay. They’ve also provided a supportive environment when I was ready to return to work and have given me the opportunity to work flexibly. In addition, the team around me is incredibly supportive of each other and always willing to share experience, provide advice, be a sounding board or discuss ideas.

Who has supported you in being a guide or role model?

There have been so many people supporting my career that it’s difficult to focus on just one person. There are always people with different experiences, backgrounds or perspectives who you can learn from. I enjoy listening to other’s perspectives and exploring some of their ideas further to provide me with a greater appreciation of differing viewpoints or experience.

Who has been your greatest support at Schneider Electric?

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I feel I have had a lot of informal mentors during my time at Schneider Electric who have helped to guide me at certain points in my career and who have given me the confidence to push myself further, including my current and previous managers.

How can Schneider Electric support the progression of women’s careers?

We need to continue to invest in their development and supporting them in transitioning back to work after starting families. It’s a pivotal point in women’s lives where confidence can dip as you explore the new version of yourself, balancing your work and family commitments.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Have more confidence in yourself and don’t be afraid to speak up and make yourself heard – and this still applies today by the way.

What’s the one best piece of career advice you’ve been given?

When I started one role, the HR Director told me to always speak up if I’m stuck or if something has gone wrong and we would solve it as a team, she created an environment where we could open up and learn from setbacks. This feels pertinent to Schneider Electric and our ambition to create a learning, collaborative and innovative culture.

 

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