EDF Trading Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    There is no royal road to success

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

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

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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. My intern experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Coworkers were willing to help

    Cons

    There wasn't an organized internship program


  8. EDF Trading North America

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Power Trader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Power Trader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Good experience working for a leading trading firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, experience, interesting transactions, international firm

    Cons

    Processes are a bit cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on training.


  10. Great Job but no direction for the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Good but no where near brilliant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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



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