EDF Trading Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. INTERN

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Diego, CA

    I worked at EDF Trading

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

    Pros

    real people real opportunities, they will train and help you understand what is they want from you so you can do your job , nice enviroment

    Cons

    to far away from home not to many locations were you can go to work for them, ohter than that no cons,really a great company

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good job it is a great company and the goals are for everybody to be better and fulfill your better self. was very happy the time with them.


  2. Bad in the long run

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EDF Trading

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very international, flat structure, easy to implement new processes and change.

    Cons

    Very little possibility for career progression because of the flat structure. This also results in that it is not always a meritocracy.


  3. Product control analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EDF Trading

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people and interesting business.

    Cons

    No formal structure to advance within the company.


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  5. Great work atmosphere, limited upward mobility

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    People are great, the business is very interesting and it was generally a pleasant experience there.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is tough, I came with a strong academic background and lots of ambition but never saw a clear path to the type of position I wanted to work towards.

    Advice to Management

    Get an analyst program.


  6. Still going through growing pains .

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and environment
    Good benefits
    Constant Challenges to keep you sharp.
    Access to new technology.

    Cons

    Management still learning how to manage
    Constant turnover n company officials.
    Minimal to no bonuses
    Hard to get a raise even to meet inflation.
    They have not figured out their identity yet. Shifting business strategies .


  7. A great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to start and grow. Good starting salaries and performance based bonuses. Many young professionals keep it competitive; many whom are hungry to move up. Good training programs and opportunities to jump to other areas if you can show initiative. Very flexible in terms of family/work life. If the company is successful, everyone enjoys the spoils.

    Cons

    UK/NA/Paris office differ in culture and direction. Sometimes it seems as though the EDF machine stalls with lack of clear objectives. There are some that have been there since the Lehman era that have hit a wall and really don't bring anything new to the company. Retention for top talent is not great. Bonuses for trading isn't just performance or book based but how the company does overall. Some good performing traders get shafted while others who get by reap in the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to steer the North American ship with UK and Paris at the helm but try to become more independent. Great business model.


  8. Good but no where near brilliant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is OK and so are bonuses. Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    No chance of progression. Hours can be very long when providing support.

    Advice to Management

    Give us a chance to progress


  9. Great Job but no direction for the company.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great work atmosphere. Culture and Values are very good. Compensation and Bonus structure is very nice. Good amount of perks. Back Office is well structured but its too top heavy.

    Cons

    Company has no sense of direction, Back Office is ok, but Front Office downsizes alot and then hires alot, retention rate is terrible. Senior Mgmt gives out mixed signals on growth. They do not take risks at all.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to structure EDF's relationship with EDF Trading in London, and figure out the relationship between EDF Trading in London with EDF Trading North America.


  10. Good experience working for a leading trading firm

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

    I have been working at EDF Trading full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, experience, interesting transactions, international firm

    Cons

    Processes are a bit cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on training.


  11. EDF Trading North America

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Power Trader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Power Trader in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn, grow, and propel your career.

    Cons

    The office location in Houston is not ideal for those who live inside the loop.



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