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RWE Supply & Trading Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
11 Reviews
3.9
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast paced & demanding but good rewards

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I worked at RWE Supply & Trading full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Package good. Good performance is genuinely well rewarded. Good sense of team, drive for achievement and excellence. Always new projects to get involved with and learn new things. Small enough to know a large proportion of people but big enough to allow development. Happy to pay for and generally supportive of training and development.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours. Disparity between front and back office rewards - to be expected though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A large slow moving elephant

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    Former Employee - Senior Risk Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I worked at RWE Supply & Trading full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed culture since away from the city of london, cheap to live in swindon if one gets london salaries

    Cons

    Too many - it's like a large slow moving elephant in which changes takes months to occur and if certain wrong decisions are taken, they are not amended, instead people get political about it so they can point a finger at others later. Not sure if this was an experience within the risk group/ function I was a part of, or in general. But I realised most colleagues were either looking for other opportunities or dissatisfied with their experience. It is certainly a large utility but there is nothing German about their work culture. Even from a career development perspective, there is more lateral movement rather than upward movement. Not the right place for an aggressive individual who want to take on new opportunities. It's the right place for political individuals who want to shift blame and earn their daily bread and butter. Also some of the processes are far outdated, but employees care too little to fix. A very demotivated company to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a downward focus to manage the group/ functions. A lot of information can be unearthed and utilised for crucial decision making. Get rid of hierarchy to create a flat organisation. This will enable higher efficiency and quick decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RWE Supply & Trading full-time

    Pros

    they have some fantastic staff and is a very friendly place to work. In the right department you can do very well and develop your skills considerably.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and a bit political. Given the current state of the group, progression can be limited but they are all for training and development which is good so they are trying and moving in the right direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut the politics and get rid of the egos. Stop hiring so many ex consultants from mckinsey - they aren't always that good, apart from talking up themselves

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RWE Supply & Trading

    Pros

    Good work life balance and interesting work

    Cons

    flat hierarchy and hence less career progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A British company that hadn't realised that the merger with a German company was a takeover.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RWE Supply & Trading

    Pros

    Probably not too bad for front office personnel.
    Fairly flexible for permanent employees.

    Cons

    On the IT side, they couldn't decide on strategy.
    People found it hard to read trends in the IT area and very rarely liked to read between the lines.
    Strategy centred on German operations (may have changed since then).
    HR seemed to make questionable hiring decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    For front office: trading organization driven by PnL, results-oriented

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    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager Emissions in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager Emissions in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I have been working at RWE Supply & Trading full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits packages, autonomy if you work in front office

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, large organization, politicized

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I worked at RWE Supply & Trading full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    RWEST employees are friendly intelligent people, the work was generally interesting and fast paced, I felt that I was always doing new things and always learning. The company offers very good benefits and a good working environment. They are willing to invest in people and treat staff well and fairly.

    Cons

    RWEST increasingly felt like a tiny part of a much bigger company in a negative way. We lost the ability to make local changes and had to fall in line with the head office instructions. Personally, I also felt the ceiling had been reached in terms of my progression and leaving felt like the only option.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good environment, boring work

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

    I worked at RWE Supply & Trading full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Strong industry knowledge

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities
    Poor presence in market
    Lack of development from management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    perfect

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    Current Employee - Front Office Senior Quantitative Analyst in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Front Office Senior Quantitative Analyst in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I have been working at RWE Supply & Trading full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    human, technical, powerful, competent, frank

    Cons

    big, complex, communication, obscure, inadequate

  11.  

    good experience in RWEST although less than a year

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst

    I have been working at RWE Supply & Trading full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice people flat structure and nice view

    Cons

    salary could be higher though it's good enough

    Doesn't Recommend

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