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Électricité de France Président Directeur Général Jean-Bernard Lévy
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, nice people and amazing pension (in 32 reviews)

  • s bonne ambiance de travail avec des missions int (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • me envergure que EDF, parfois beaucoup trop de travail contrairement aux id (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "Commodity Trading"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very independant environment, decent payout

    Cons

    Terrible support, lousy benefits, over paid management

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Lack of direction and leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and consistent direction. Pass the buck culture, low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Find a consistent management structure.


  3. "Pay sucks, they play favorites, expect too much out of a tech for not enough pay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wind Tech
    Former Employee - Wind Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid benefits and job security being owner/operator wind sites. Worked with some cool guys who were willing to work and not lazy.

    Cons

    No pay raise for earning advanced or senior wind technician, but more responsibility and liability is expected from you once you make them. Too many EDF only things expected for no additional pay. Such as having to present 2 technical trainings and one safety training per quarter, per tech. Only company I've heard of in wind where all techs are responsible for this type of training, but only the safety specialist is paid extra. And only 50 cents extra at that. Flat out, EDF's pay is garbage and their "raises" are a complete joke. They offer full paid benefits and expect that to mask their lack of competitive pay with realistic raises. On top of that if you don't kiss major butt and become a manager favorite, you will never move up in the company. This company plays major favorites and expects too much from a wind tech for not enough money. Especially with how dangerous our job actually is. If you want to work for the same wage for 20 years straight, join EDF. Also, their "advanced wind tech training" is a joke. It should be basic level wind tech 1 level knowledge. And their "senior" wind tech training is more like advanced. GE's learning center is far superior training and EDF should wake up and send their techs there if they really want better quality techs. Instead of trying to save money with vey thing they do. One of the cheapest, penny pinching companies I've ever worked for. I would only ever consider going back if there were major changes to this company. But there never will be hanged because EDF's fix is to just hire another tech with no experience that they can pay even less money.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more hourly pay to your techs and stop being cheap, along with real pay raises, not 80 cents or some crap like that. And give pay raises for earning advanced and senior wind technicians. And seriously stop playing favorites and catering to add kissers. This company seriously needs to stop acting like it's "so good" to their techs and wake up and realize that your techs deserve better pay and better treatment. Just because they are below your job title, doesn't mean they don't have families and don't matter. Overall this company needs major Change and to stop talking about it and do it.


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  5. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No positive comments for EDF Renewable Services related to the Midwest region.

    Cons

    I have had the opportunity to work for some of the top United States Fortune 500 companies and was recruited by EDF. My decision to join EDF Renewable Energy was the biggest career mistake that I have ever made.

    Advice to Management

    I would require continued business education and human resource management education for the Midwest Area Management overseeing the projects in Minnesota area. The lack of education and management experience is evident in the Minnesota area. The shortfall in management experience and business ethics was mentioned to me during the interview process by current EDF employees. Should have taken their advice!! Would not recommend EDF as a positive career alternative.


  6. "Nothing to sing home about"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some office locations are nice. Some teams work together really well

    Cons

    Slow moving and management is not impactful or inspiring

    Advice to Management

    Show greater presence and be closer to your employees rather than sit in offices or barely spend time speaking with others


  7. "EDF Energy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee and water.
    Subsidised cafe.

    Cons

    Emphasis on hierarchy, quickly hampers development of junior employees.
    Dated approach to employee relations and benefits.
    Politics foster an unfriendly work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing staff and do not exploit loyalty.
    Seem involved or at least feign interest in employees wellbeing and career aspirations.


  8. "Not a nice place"

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

    Pros

    Pension scheme is attractive for those willing to slwork on one company all their life's

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic very political not dynamic performance review for employees not based on performance but on managers opinions

    Advice to Management

    Managers should address this problems exposed in cons


  9. "Avoid !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSA in Hove, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CSA in Hove, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some lovely poeple and keep in touch with them. Reasonable money, holidays.
    Trade Union works hard to get pay rises and will fight your corner.

    Cons

    Biased to employees with a disability.
    Junior management are not aware of employment law and will bully you if they think they can get away with it.
    They will manage you out of the business if you protest too much.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bullying and "cherry picking".


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, shame it's not passed down to the hyped up Middle managers in call centre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and holiday benefits

    Cons

    Managers, click environment, reactive rather than proactive. Honestly, ran by school yard bullies who have no forward thinking at all

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to be hitler


  11. "Havent got a clue"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is the hold on you.

    Cons

    Where do i start. Pathetic management who all take turns kissing the CRM backside. Managers cant speak to staff correctly let alone customers. Only way to advance is to offer sexual favours. My manager does this on each staff night out once wine is in. Unrealistic targets...disgusting approach to staff... no support network. Offer the world and promise gold but give peanuts. KEEP AWAY!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip and go back to training. Remember where you started.


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