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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 ManagementAdvice

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

Other Reviews for EDF Trading

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is no royal road to success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2.  

    A great company to work for

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

    I worked at EDF Trading full-time for 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
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