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Électricité de France Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Électricité de France Président Directeur Général Jean-Bernard Lévy
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and support from management (in 30 reviews)

  • s bonne ambiance de travail avec des missions int (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Isolement geographique du lieu de travail (in 13 reviews)

  • Manque de prise en compte des d (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "General"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great place to learn and develop

    Cons

    Secure and steady progression but sometimes slow

    Advice to Management

    Encourage youth


  2. "Not a pleasant company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Électricité de France full-time

    Pros

    Good health benefits and time off

    Cons

    Very demanding but low pay


  3. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The salary is decent with an added bonus of profit sharing.

    Cons

    Unfriendly environment, no true structure, lack policies and procedures.
    Favoritism is very apparent with upper management.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "EDF Seems Attractive, but Look Elsewhere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Pretty good job"

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


  7. "Sr. JIB/AP Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Loss of faith"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Great Potential, Bad Excecution"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It was a complete letdown."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Électricité de France (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are an established company within the industry and is willing to throw money at a project until it is completed.

    Cons

    The complete lack of interest in its most valuable resource, its employees. I worked for EDF for approximately 5 years and in that time the turnover was amazing. The HR department is the busiest group constantly posting jobs and hiring bodies to fill holes. The question is why? First off, the company does not pay reasonably until the executive level. Until that point you are a body. I've heard from many people that they left because of money. So if this is your first job and you are trying break in then definitely apply. This company loves a labor bargain. Next, the top dog hates firing people. He believes it hurts a family and tries to save everyone. This includes the incompetent coworker who continually fails to complete tasks, and is completely devoid of work ethic and professionalism. It is well known the process to fire someone is 9 months. So if you want to get paid without actually working then come on down. Next, training and setting goals. Well, simply put, forget about it. Training is a joke. There isnt a structured program that deserves respect. I was informed that the push to hire trainers was on and i thought there was hope. I then found out a NERC trainer was hired to teach NERC compliance. I thought awesome, and then i found out he isn't NERC certified. What!? This is the culture. It wouldn't surprise me to dind out this is a friend of the hiring bodies. So, if you can talk your way into peoples hearts then step on up, just don't expect to be trained. Goal setting, why bother. Goals are set in the evaluations but never followed up on. This is mostly a reflection of management. This is a warning to all interested, management has failed continuously across all departments. This has been going on for years with no end. I have talked with corporate employees as well as employees in the field and they have consistently questioned the leadership. This was my first renewable job and my experience here is painful as i realize that my future is somewhere else. There are so many good people and not enough good leaders. There so much cronyism and not enough professionalism.


  11. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, health care, gym

    Cons

    bad salary, work hours are bad



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