EDF Trading

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There is no royal road to success

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I have been working at EDF Trading

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend

15 Other Employee Reviews for EDF Trading (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    A great company to work for

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Still going through growing pains .

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

    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 .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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