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EDF Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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EDF Président Directeur Général Jean-Bernard Lévy
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance and things are getting better everyday" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Formation et encadrement constants avec une excellente ambiance de travail" (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • "hension du systeme pour les nouveaux entrant" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Manque de projet concret lors des p" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "analytics engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and flexible schedule

    Cons

    lack of senior level management


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EDF full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning a lot about the utility sector

    Cons

    Very political company, rather than techological

    Advice to Management

    Adapt

  3. "About what you expect"

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    Current Employee - Management in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Management in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EDF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Many of the people who work there are good people.

    Cons

    Struggling to coordinate some groups. Some employees are buried with work, to the point of not being able to take vacation at all. Some integrity issues.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EDF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's an indoor desk job

    Cons

    One big issue this company has is that It hires incompentace. Employees that have never held a industry job are hired as managers and supervisors. Lack of transperamcy, horrible training methods, if I like you I'll secretly tell you to apply for my job before its announced, if at all announced. Folks here are racist and that undertone is something that shows on a day to day basis. No advancement, high turnover rate, not a veteran friendly company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people with no leadership skills or non relevant experience, listen to actual common sense solutions. Stop promoting bad leadership as you're only as good as your weakest link. To many good employees leave due to the lack of substance in leadership since advancement is not an option as they risk losing their own position.


  5. "???"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EDF full-time

    Pros

    Renewable Energy is a worthy field to work in

    Cons

    Poor Senior Management... no leadership or support

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and value the teams that actually get the work done


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EDF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CEO is a great leader.

    Cons

    The company doesn't take verbal abuse seriously. Treats employees like a disposable commodity. Extremely high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the current OSI PI system. It's over-rated , doesn't work, and expensive.


  7. "Biomass"

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    Current Employee - Janitor in Fairfax, SC
    Current Employee - Janitor in Fairfax, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EDF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All the overtime you want & excellent benefits.

    Cons

    People who don't listen to your ideas.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Helpful (3)

    "There are worse places....would be great with some key improvements"

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    Former Employee - Wouldn't You Like to Know in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Wouldn't You Like to Know in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EDF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is very difficult/close to impossible to get fired. You will not be penalized here for proposing new ideas and implementing them given the right forum. The environment is not at all organized and very chaotic, but that can be worked toward your advantage if you know how to properly navigate and are flexible. My department was flexible, and we were not micro-managed. The colleagues are nice for the most part and social events are encouraged here. If you are looking to work in Renewable Energy, this is a great place to start. Your skills can be developed here depending on what you choose to do with your time.

    Cons

    it is very difficult/close to impossible to get fired. This has, in some cases, created an environment where some people with serious work and personal deficiencies act any way they want with confidence with nary a repercussion. The CEO while bright, is out of touch with his management style...I read another review that indicated a new CEO is needed, couldn't agree more. While the company hires people who don't have renewable energy experience, they use this as an excuse to have the overall pay be much lower than industry standards throughout most departments (get a job a Sempra if you can). Raises are minimal, and those who stay typically move into other roles as that is the only way to typically get a viable increase within France's U.S. cottage. Lately it has gotten more political in the stateside office, and this is definitely a "who you know" type of environment when it comes to moving up the ladder....as skill assessment and work achieved are not considered here in terms of your future and where you could move . Learn how to play corn hole at the brewery next door (no hyperbole, you would be wasting your time actually working and achieving work milestones) . While not a bad place to work, EDF North America has managed to become a great temporary non-long term place to work due to these issues.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to step it up. In all my vast years of working, definitely the weakest HR department I have seen. Not enough (or anything) is done with regards to issues with other employees, promoting internal movement, onboarding, etc.
    On other fronts, the compensation packages and increases need to be revamped. I've seen lots of talent leave, and lots of people become to comfortable because EDF won't make them leave due to the "we don't get rid of anyone" policy this company has embraced.


  9. "Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at EDF full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, people,work-life balance

    Cons

    Poor management, poor processes, not very progressive


  10. "Operations Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EDF full-time

    Pros

    Good environment
    New ideas learnt
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing as such that I can think of