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Électricité de France London Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Électricité de France Président Directeur Général Jean-Bernard Lévy
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  • me envergure que EDF, parfois beaucoup trop de travail contrairement aux id (in 14 reviews)

  • L'entreprise ne propose pas des offres d'embauche pour les stagiaires (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Électricité de France full-time

    Pros

    Cares for customers and people

    Cons

    Big so lots of different teams

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Former Brand Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Brand in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Brand in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Massive growth opportunities, lovely people and low turnover of staff. Chance to root down and be there for a long time.

    Cons

    The energy market is a bit here and there recently and the UK Gov still aren't 100% on how nuclear fits into the future fuel mix, double so with the changes in government and brexit.

    Advice to Management

    You have some wonderful staff, don't just keep them ticking over, give them further training and incentivize growth

  3. "Energy Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Energy Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Energy Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Électricité de France full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big stable company, good work-life balance and access to wide range of benefits

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more agile


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Électricité de France full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly, lovely atmosphere in the office, everybody helps each other to feel welcome as a new starter and beyond.

    Cons

    I had a wonderful experience here and honestly do not have any cons to share. I would recommend EDF as an employer to anyone who is seeking employment.


  5. "EDF Energy"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Électricité de France full-time

    Pros

    Extremely welcoming environment, exposure to interesting technology - nuclear. Introduction to some good working practices and very focused on safety. Opportunities to take on roles of responsibility. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Narrow sighted leadership, no use of intuition. Majority of employees are happy to hide behind the many layers of bureaucracy to not contribute meaningful work, or even stand in the way of work.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a larger amount of time with employees under your management to understand what is really going on, instead of tracking key performance indicators around one big management only table. Middle management are worse than senior management, however they have to take ultimate responsibility.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Follow what you preach"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Électricité de France full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Opportunities to grow within the company
    A good Pension scheme (although not available to new staff)

    Cons

    A big drive to be transparent with the customer but there's a big gap in transparency with staff.
    Management can focus on little savings like do not travel and then we can see big fat paid consultants (e.g. Bain, Baringa) being paid millions to come and copy the work of staff and claim it as their own in pretty slides is hugely demotivating to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Never saw UK CEO on the floor or speaking with the ground level staff unless he was with a photographer. He is usually in his ivory tower and hence out of touch. Very Senior management (MD and CEO) should get a grip with what is happening in ground level as they are absolutely oblivious with things like staff motivation.
    PLEASE Don't pay Baringa or any other consultants, they are waste of time and money. We have better intellect staff who understands the business to do a better job than them. Imagine how much we will save and you can invest that money on staff- like reinstate R&R (even though it has not been withdrawn nobody like to give it due to cost pressures). How about 1 year ban on all consultants and see if anything falls over or whether we operate better without them and on the way save lot of money?


  7. "EDF Energy Project"

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    Former Contractor - Data Lead in New Malden, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Data Lead in New Malden, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Électricité de France as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere. There is considerable responsibility given to contractors making for good roles

    Cons

    EDF use large companies such as Accenture on their bigger programmes. This can result in islands of information within the project.

    Advice to Management

    I was brought in because the data foundation for the project was not good - even the though the project had been running for some time and the data vital to success. A good foundation with data-literate project members is required

  8. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Project Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Project Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Électricité de France as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Made me feel very welcome. Team got me involved from the outset doing meaningful work even though I had little experience in the administration area.

    Cons

    In a large company it can sometimes be hard to keep track of targets and progress when working on large projects like the one I was involved in.

    Advice to Management

    My internship could have possibly involved more team meetings to keep the whole team up to date on where we were at.


  9. "Not a bad pl;ace to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Électricité de France (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong focus on work life balance

    Cons

    Management are archaic in their thinking

    Advice to Management

    GET WITH THE TIMES


  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Électricité de France as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home, well being, benefits, good team, nice buildings

    Cons

    big company, takes time to make things move, hierarchy


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