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Cofely GDF Suez Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • s de travail correct quand toute l' (in 4 reviews)

  • Good company comes with some good extra benefit (salary not included) (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • la concurrence et manque de possibilit (in 5 reviews)

  • Trop de procedures et lourdeur pour avoir une decision du top management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Site Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cofely GDF Suez (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair and Honest company with a huge focus on growth as well as Customer service. The support network and communications are well focused on being successful in your position.

    Cons

    Distance from headquarters and face to face interaction with management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Most unorganized, unprofessional and unethical company I have ever worked for!"

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    Current Employee - Control Room in East Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Control Room in East Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cofely GDF Suez full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can honestly say that there are none. Looking back I can not think of one positive experience I had with this company. Upper management, corporate, immediate management and all co-workers were all amazingly awful people to be around. The overall culture of poor ethics, low integrity and petty attitudes ran rampant throughout the company.

    Cons

    Unethical, unprofessional, mean, incredibly under managed. Most of my supervisors were incredibly under educated and did not belong in their positions. General Manager was an incredible drunk, immediate supervisor was a foreigner and vastly prejudice towards anyone other than "his own". Immediate supervisor was the most unethical person I have ever worked for. Company stealing and overbilling seemed to be an accepted practice and people who called them out on it were immediately fired.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over.


  3. "estimator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Estimator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Estimator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cofely GDF Suez full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very supportive management, helpful coworkers, negotiable vacation, based on years of seniority, good benefit package, summer golf tournament, indoor fully equipped gym, summer Friday short hours

    Cons

    very long hours (no overtime pay), often weekends to work without compensation - just to get job done, extreme multitasking, very tight deadlines, working on many projects at the same time

    Advice to Management

    Coordinate better number of jobs taken for bidding,- according to the number of estimators; somehow compensate people for their dedication to get the job done no matter what


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  5. "Senior Document Controller"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Controller in Forus (Norway)
    Former Employee - Document Controller in Forus (Norway)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cofely GDF Suez full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gives the best opportunity for new employees. Above standard working environment.

    Cons

    Limited projects to work on.


  6. "You will require Counselling while working for this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location(Mississauga office), good company to enter the industry and gain experience.

    Cons

    Lowest paid employees in the industry, this includes PM's, no pay raises, dishonest management, its shocking the people they select for senior management positions including the CEO and VP's.

    Advice to Management

    Management had a real problem with good communication skills. I often heard colleagues say they felt bullied by management. I personally experienced this directly from the CEO. Management personnel were simply not competent. My advice would be to take better care when selecting management staff. The team that was in place in 2015 was a complete nightmare.


  7. "Great potential but some improvements needed"

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

    I worked at Cofely GDF Suez full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked as an Administrator - Great working environment and culture, I wasn't micro-managed which I prefer, able to make the role my own. Good basic salary

    Cons

    Not much room for progression - promotion or up skilling was never mentioned to me in the 2 years & half years I was there. No 121's etc. Small pay increase but didn't reflect work putting in. Only offered more money when I handed my notice in.

    Advice to Management

    Up skill Managers to provide the correct support and training, make it more clear about progression paths and help promote good talent from within the company


  8. "Council outsourcing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cofely GDF Suez full-time

    Pros

    end of year bash
    small potential of progression within cofely gdf suez
    management leave you alone
    not much else really

    Cons

    everything else
    if you work for a council that has 'outsourced services' then be aware you may (and if you are actually providing a service) you will probably be working for an original council unit under the banner of cofely. They pretty much leave the respective areas alone, at least when I was there, primarily because they actually have no experience of running services where certain types of expertise is required (for example engineering or transport matters).

    as such, your experience is likely to only be as good as your respective council unit is

    Advice to Management

    continue to mind your own business of looking at pointless progress towards unremarkable 'goals' that your contract has set you and leave the actual work to council persons


  9. "Branch Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nuoro (Italy)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nuoro (Italy)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very strong company and wide experience in many sector of job .
    Possibility of growth and good salary

    Cons

    Beeing a large company there is many bureaucracy and work to do at office , while problems are to be solved on field


  10. "general"

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

    I worked at Cofely GDF Suez full-time

    Pros

    Due to growth of comapny always a good chance of career advancment

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel like a small cog in a very big wheel

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  11. "Marketing assitant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyon (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyon (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cofely GDF Suez full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company with a good awareness mostly in France and Europe.
    Good company comes with some good extra benefit (salary not included)

    Cons

    Low salary
    Some of the people working there just don't care to make the extra effort and just "chill" as they know there are here for 20 years and wont be fire

    Advice to Management

    Head management who dont share the global strategy and let the employee in the dark leading to speculation and lack of trust.


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