EDF Energy Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Vincent de Rivaz
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Pros
  • Good work life balance at EDF Energy (in 3 reviews)

  • Great staff, friendly environment (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • bad senior management who don;t listen to how staff are really feeling (in 5 reviews)

  • Pressure for sales, distant management, poor career development opportunities, building needs re-furbishment (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Relaxed environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at EDF Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff benefits, such as pension and travel allowance are generous. Also have genial people at all levels of the company

    Cons

    Pay is below market average , and there appears to be a lack of clear career path. Due to glut of middle management

    Advice to Management

    Set clear goals that are relevant to all employees


  2. Workplace

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in West Worthing, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in West Worthing, England (UK)

    I have been working at EDF Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Full time job, good colleagues to work with. Local workplace. Good wages. Easy access. Good company health plan in place.

    Cons

    Extreme micro management of your work at all times, very high stress levels and lack of drive. The "new" environment is not a nice place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Review moral in the work place...


  3. Not too bad but quite 'old school'

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EDF Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a large company and therefore there are plenty of opportunities to move around internally.

    Cons

    Job grades and salary scales are not provided which makes it difficult to plan your next move.
    EDF Energy does not get rid of poor performing staff which is demoralising for high performing staff.
    Lots of uncertainty as to where Victoria office will be relocated to.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the poor performers - it damages the company's reputation.


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  5. organised interview process

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EDF Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I talked to at the company are very nice.

    Cons

    takes too long to arrange the visa

    Advice to Management

    be more effective in post offer communication.


  6. Helpful (2)

    To much tiers of management!!!!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EDF Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 9 to 5 culture.
    London Locations are great.
    Safety culture improving on non-nuclear sites.
    Work-Life balance with big room to flexibility (not open to all and big elements of favouritism if you synchronised with top tier managers)

    Cons

    Top tiers of management are useless and not prepared to challenge the business just want to keep the status quo.
    They pay no attention to employee needs but also not worry with business performance.
    EDF energy show elements of a "grow-up" company from the nuclear side but anything non-nuclear related is rubbish and very detrimental and depressing to be perfectly honest.

    Advice to Management

    Be brave and leave the business to allow a new generation to take over and a real ownership of the business as a whole not only nuclear.
    Start to think if your behaviour will be acceptable in other business!!!! You are acting as a boss not as a manager!!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Glad I spent 9 years there

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EDF Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, friendly people, interesting sector at an interesting time, supportive and internal comms have got much better than when I joined

    Cons

    Poor project management- plan badly then hide behind consultants. Needs to change if nuclear is to succeed.
    Talk the talk on talent retention but haven't cracked it yet.
    Nuclear is the cash cow and increasingly the focus so for a long career here I'd get into the Generation business. However be aware in Nuclear it's formal and stuffy. Customers however is more 'fluffy' but faces cuts in costs to stay afloat.
    Paris call the shots but they don't understand the UK market outside of generation.

    Advice to Management

    Drive accountability, especially in projects.
    Identify your talent and fast track it.


  8. EDF Energy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Risk Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Market Risk Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EDF Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting job, managed to work 9 to 5 and one day per week work from home

    Cons

    very hierarchical, difficult to get promotion so people end up switching teams to keep motivated


  9. Helpful (1)

    Very good and stable company to work for, cared about its employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Draughtsman in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - GIS Draughtsman in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EDF Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well organised and efficiently managed office environment. Managers were well chosen and competent. A steady and predictable promotions system.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance faster regardless of skills and work ethic, a real Hodgepodge of old (union negotiated) and newer contracts meant some senior staff had far better pay and benefits, especially pensions and this used to cause some consternation when pay increases were announced every two years.

    Advice to Management

    Workers who excel should be promoted sooner, more flexibility for managers to reward staff who perform better than expected.


  10. A great business which is increasingly customer focused and looks after its staff well

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at EDF Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - really interesting and varied work
    - at the cutting edge of customer contract innovation
    - surprisingly good at listening to and understanding its customers
    - strong company values - they walk the talk on sustainability, recycling and safety
    - mostly well paid work with a consistent performance related bonus available if work up to scratch
    - some very smart people work there you can learn from

    Cons

    - good at listening to customers but legacy systems mean we couldn't respond as fast as we would like (although these are being updated/consolidated)
    - very fine margins in residential and business retail electricity so huge focus on risk management which is sensible but a bit stifling

    Advice to Management

    - do fewer things better


  11. Helped for my career to grow as professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior SAP IT Test Analyst in Three Bridges, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Senior SAP IT Test Analyst in Three Bridges, England (UK)

    I worked at EDF Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - The best part of working with EDF energy was, I got challenging work everyday.
    - I never got bored of any of my tasks.
    - I was well fed, and at the same time they took best out of me.
    - Career Mentor helped to learn, apply and grow
    - My work was always noticed and rewarded.
    - Given the chance to apply the best process to get best results in my role.
    - Helped personally and professionally.

    Cons

    - Multiple people manage same task, and status reports every hour is bit hectic

    Advice to Management

    - Many people chasing the team members multiple times a day puts pressure and little bit of distraction.



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