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    Why Schneider Electric

    Discover the unique, supportive habitat that lets great people thrive.

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    Why Schneider Electric?

    Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities, and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
    • Meaningful purpose Awards

      Our customers inspire us every day to find new ways to empower people to do more with less. We are honored to be recognized and awarded globally in areas of efficiency, sustainability, connectivity, reliability and safety.

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      • Unique company We bring Life is On

        From the moment you're up, so are we. You don't have to look too hard. Our technology is everywhere. Discover Life Is On.

      • Unique company The song that saved the world

        This story shows the butterfly effect of Schneider Electric technology: an electrical engineer in an ordinary hospital building, with a bit of foresight, saved the world.

      • Unique company Llama superstar

        This story shows the butterfly effect of Schneider Electric technology: a facility manager in an ordinary office building sent a llama around the world — and made a little girl the happiest child in the world.

      • Unique company Raccoon dance party

        Rascally raccoons fiddle with the latest home control devices to set vibrant lights and pumping music for a crazy dance party.

        • Technology & Digital Data meets nature

          Green Mountain’s data center is cooled by the frigid waters of a Norwegian fjord. Working with nature, Schneider Electric has helped Green Mountain save energy and protect the environment — leading the way to cutting energy use by a third.

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        • Technology & Digital The making of the world’s most sustainable office building

          The Edge in Amsterdam, HQ of Deloitte Netherlands, has set a new global benchmark for energy-efficient commercial office environments while prioritizing the satisfaction and well-being of all employees — by using a range of Schneider Electric solutions.

        • Technology & Digital Keeping the baseball legends one step ahead of the weather

          When the Boston Red Sox go out to bat, they’ve got Schneider Electric right behind them. Find out how we help David Mellor, Director of Grounds, stay one step ahead of the weather.

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        • Technology & Digital Taking to the skies

          Modernizing an airport’s electrical distribution — from parking to departure — without delays.

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          • Diversity & Inclusion

            Our fair-ethics hiring standards not only define how we recruit our workforce, but they also define how we treat them once aboard. We cultivate the diversity which comprises us, maintaining a culture that relies on our employees being genuine and different from one another.

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          • Diversity & Inclusion Diversity is a business imperative

            "Companies have a key role to play as 'change agents' to build a world where gender equality is a reality. It is a question of determination. Leading by example and engaging more men in these challenges will be one of my key priorities."

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            Well-being

            Our culture provides the agility needed for our people to reach their potential. Mental and physical prosperity is imperative; we offer programs and incentives that help ensure employee well-being.
            • 386 locations worldwide designated as Cool Sites ̶ workplaces that are smart, attractive, and energizing
            • Flexibility at work ̶ global and country-level policies to foster work-life integration
            • Care of family and dependents ̶ life insurance coverage for our employees
            • 130 internal crowdsourcing events, generating 6,000+ ideas for the 2016 Well-being program
            • 2000+ leaders trained to manage well-being and energy at work
            • Country-level well-being programs to promote healthy lifestyle
            High performance culture

            How do we maintain this high standing and reputation? We’re customer obsessed. Our people are rewarded for being innovative, quick, and ingenious … with the customer always as their central motivation.
            • Agreed goals and commended behaviours help sustain high performance
            • Feedback & coaching ̶ to cultivate a sense of personal responsibility for development
            • Motivation through recognition ̶ achievements are quickly and visibly acknowledged
            • Differentiated levels of reward, recognition, and opportunities for high achievers
            • Share ownership scheme ̶ preferential conditions for employees (4% of shares are employee-owned) Incentive plans ̶ rewards for personal and business performance
            • Authentic leadership A global influencer

              Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Schneider Electric’s Chairman and CEO, is one of the first business leaders of CAC 40 companies to have joined the ranks of LinkedIn influencers (capped at 500 worldwide). LinkedIn influencers include Bill Gates and Richard Branson..

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            • Authentic leadership Committed to fighting climate change

              Jean-Pascal Tricoire attended the 2015 Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris — to pledge his support for the fight against climate change.

            • Authentic leadership Innovation at every level

              Schneider Electric CEO, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, introduced Schneider innovation at every level: redefining power and automation for a new world of energy which is more electric, decarbonized, decentralized, and digitized — ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

              A strong belief in people

              Learning and Development

              Schneider Electric University
              Schneider Electric University offers a wide range of programs for personal and professional growth.
              The easy-to-access learning opportunities are aligned with individual and business needs, ensuring that our people are effective in their current and future roles.

              • Executive Development Academy
              • Leadership Academy
              • Customer Education Academy
              • Energy & Solutions University
              • Offer Creation Academy
              • Functional Skills Academy
              • Businesses Academy
              • Global Supply Chain Academy
              • Sales Excellence Academy

              Energy University
              Energy University is our FREE, online educational resource for professionals. It offers more than 200 courses on energy efficiency and data center topics.
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              Marco Polo Program
              The Marco Polo program is skills development, leadership training, and cultural exchange rolled into one. This adventure allows selected employees to experience living abroad as they get ready for leadership roles.

              Early-career leadership training
              The Marco Polo program accelerates the development of professional and leadership skills through:

              •  Leadership exposure
              •  Cross-functional experience
              •  Networking opportunities
              •  Multicultural immersion