EDF Trading Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    There is no royal road to success

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful colleagues and pleasant, well-equipped office. Good salary and conditions. Training program well established, and excellent sponsorship opportunities for employees. The core business of EDFT is very interesting.

    Cons

    Buck-passing culture, Inability to manage progress against strategic company goals. Senior management are not respected within the company. Interminable meetings! High staff turnover, low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Stop searching for magic solutions that will solve all your problems at once. Need to start promoting effective teams and teamwork. You must see that there is a reason nothing progresses, despite a strong desire for change. You should be looking for incremental change, a culture of delivery from unified teams, and a resulting boost in company morale.

  2. Bonus of Good, lack of opportunities - to gain exposure in other areas of commodity trading which I do not know,

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

    I have been working at EDF Trading

    Pros

    Good Pension
    Bonus
    Good Benefits
    Exposure towards Building ETRM systems in house
    More responsibility - Business Analysis + Project Management

    Cons

    No encouragement to get PRINCE 2 qualification or any other qualification for that matter
    Lack or no training
    No opportunities to get projects in the areas I do not know or have less experience

    Advice to Management

    Please put career growth plans in place for employees - identify growth plans and help employees to achieve the plan
    More investment in employees

  3. Lack of direction and leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and consistent direction. Pass the buck culture, low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Find a consistent management structure.

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  5. Great employer, lots of opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial company which allows staff the opportunity to progress.

    EDF Trading is definitely an employer of choice, many people want the opportunity to work there because of the geographical and market presence.

    Cons

    Sometimes existing staff are promoted without merit, or substandard under performing remain in their roles, without being managed effectively.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Analyst Developer - London

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pleasant space to work in.
    Friendly people.
    Management recognizes hard work through bonus.
    Challanging, growing company which currently lets you explore new technology as long as you meet your deadlines.
    Good benefits.
    Salary is little less than market rates.

    Cons

    Flat structure not many opportunities to advance.
    Pompus people in strategic areas (but that's the case everywhere).

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunity for advancement, hire more people.
    Pay a little better.

  7. Disorganized and poor management/HR dynamics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at EDF Trading as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Predominantly young, fun workforce. It's easy to make friends. The office is in a good location not too far from the Memorial area.

    Cons

    The trade floor is a bit of a boys' club; very competitive and aggressive. Managers and HR clash, with no one wanting to take ownership of issues that arise. There's some workplace drama.

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership of problems that come up.

  8. Hard to get your footing in a very transitional environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at EDF Trading as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people that work (worked?) there are fun to be around. There are a lot of young people to connect and hang out with.

    Cons

    Management has a poor relationship with HR and, it seemed, with headquarters. There's a very high turnover among the higher levels of the organization. It's a very aggressive, competitive culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get yourselves together. Build a brand in the US as a company that people want to work for, and value your employees.

  9. Internship was a great way to understand the challenges and changes in the energy industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at EDF Trading as an intern

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

    Pros

    Scale of the company is large. 4th largest natural gas marketer in the United States. Has the agility of a small company with the balance sheet of a world class utilities provider.

    Cons

    If you are not interested in a career in trading, the training opportunities in other business fields is limited. Great place if you want to trade commodities though.

  10. My intern experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EDF Trading

    Pros

    Coworkers were willing to help

    Cons

    There wasn't an organized internship program

  11. EDF Trading North America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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