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Électricité de France Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Électricité de France Président Directeur Général Jean-Bernard Lévy
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  1. "Worker"

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    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Technician in Spearville, KS
    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Technician in Spearville, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Électricité de France full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Easy company to get on with. Hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Little under payed still. Not to fair across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let guys advance to fast. Makes everyone hate them and they end up messing up.


  2. "Culture of Yes"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. x

    Cons

    Management is in denial and does not want to hear the truth. Not a good place for an honest, transparent employee to be. Top management does not lead and there is no accountability.

    Advice to Management

    You will continue to lose business until you face and resolve your many customer issues and organizational dysfunctionality.

  3. "Lots of potential...needs new CEO"

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    Current Employee - Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Électricité de France full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, growing company, great team of people.

    Cons

    The CEO is a do as I say not as I do leader who only cares about money.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO, and bring in a COO as well.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "EDF Seems Attractive, but Look Elsewhere."

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Électricité de France full-time

    Pros

    1) Overall compensation package is competitive. This includes vacation/holidays, prospective bonus and benefits package together with salary.
    2) Part of a growing industry... at least with all the new employees and consultants, there definitely is a growth vibe.
    3) HQ located in beautiful Southern California, not far from San Diego.
    4) A mostly friendly and (sometimes too) laid-back office environment.
    5) Supervisors are usually good about granting necessary time off, and observing the need for work/life balance.

    Cons

    1) A Core value is transparency, but good luck finding it. Management is anything but that, and at all levels.
    2) Genuinely incompetent people have made it into positions of authority, from Manager level all the way up to Executive VP. Still amazed at some of the poor contributions and general indecisiveness of individuals that have made their way into positions of authority in this company.
    3) The HR department is practically invisible to you following your Day One orientation. And not in a good way.
    4) Opportunities for advancement seem severely limited. The old adage of, "it's not what you know, but rather who you know" really seems to apply to all areas of this organization.
    5) Too geographically spread out for its own good, leading to a severe lack of accountability at all professional levels. (Yet accountability is another supposed "core value".)
    6) Barely disguised sense of malaise among many employees across numerous departments.
    7) Surprisingly hierarchic and regimented corporate culture for a company firmly planted in a 21st-century growth industry.

    Advice to Management

    Be genuine and honest with your employees, and treat them with the professional respect they deserve. More importantly, give high performers an opportunity to advance. Don't just promote the most ardent sycophants and/or the employees who most loudly express their opinions.


  5. "Pretty good job"

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    Current Employee - Wind Tech in Casper, WY
    Current Employee - Wind Tech in Casper, WY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Électricité de France full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job is pretty cool, very safe, good training. Benefits are outstanding and paid days off are great! Company provides everything you need for work.

    Cons

    Low pay and your immediate supervisor doesn't have the power to let bad eggs go, which brings a low moral to the rest of the crew at times.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to pay these guys what they're worth. Working at heights and high voltage in the elements is worth more than $2,500 a month


  6. "Sr. JIB/AP Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits

    Cons

    There we none. Excellent company


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Loss of faith"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Électricité de France full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    gym is solid and 24/7 finally
    Cafe they have is not bad too with cheap meals

    Cons

    Management, need an overhaul
    Pay, needs to be at median
    Promoting of people not meeting minimal qualifications.
    Favorites are played in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Dont promote people that dont meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Put knowledgeable people in the training department, dont promote just to promote. Improve your accountability. The management preach transparency but hide things from employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Potential, Bad Excecution"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Parent company has large amount of money with low oversight.
    Leader in a small field of companies.
    Leadership tries to bring together all groups and help groups work together.

    Cons

    Parent company doesn't really try very hard to monitor this sub company to make them successful.
    Have very little competitors, so they aren't stimulated to strive for excellence at all costs.
    Leadership even in middle-management has no idea what the definition of success or excellence means for all groups.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Unify more groups. Embrace the reason you're a company in the first place: to stop the pollution of the world.


  9. "Needs better upper management"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Birds Landing, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Birds Landing, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Climbing wind turbines are a different type of job to have. Interesting day to day working environment.

    Cons

    Pay is not even close to what it should be for the demanding physical and mental work that is required. Not to mention the hazards involved. A union is needed badly.

    Advice to Management

    Bump the pay up for everyone in the field at least 30% to be at the bottom of the pay grade for this type of work


  10. "Cool, for a while..."

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    Former Employee - Wind Turbine Technician in Glenrock, WY
    Former Employee - Wind Turbine Technician in Glenrock, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, vision and dental included. Annual bonuses. Pretty good views from the top of a turbine. Co-workers were a good bunch.

    Cons

    Pay was BAD considering the quality management expected and the conditions under which I worked. Working in pretty harsh cold with sub-standard company-issued gloves while still expected to work as quickly and to the same standards as I did in warmer weather. Supervisors and management just didn't give technicians any breaks, whatsoever.

    The longer I stayed the more aware I became of how terrible the middle to lower layers of managment I was occasionally exposed to where. More concern with their own bottom-lines than whether the tools they approved for our use were going to wear out quickly or break after a couple of maintenances, or if we had the training we needed to stay safe on the job.

    Tons of lip service paid to safety on the job, but, just like with everything else, it was 100% our responsibility to be safe. Management provided little in the way of safeguards, training, or procedures to help us stay healthy. The procedures were god-awful and out of date; probably written by someone who hadn't climbed a wind turbine since 1993.

    There was little room for a technician to advance. Just about the only avenue was through snagging a supervisor spot. Not satisfying for someone who's more interested in the technical end. And only then if you've been inducted in the old boy's club.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! get rid of your bad apples and take some responsibility toward your workers. Provide them the tools they need to do the job right the first time and every time.


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