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Updated January 2, 2018
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EDF Président Directeur Général Jean-Bernard Lévy
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  1. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at EDF full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a large company, so there are good and bad managers. It really depends on who you get. It's a good ol' boys club. If you play golf with the boss, you get a raise! There's a lack of communication and collaboration between teams so expect each team to focus on building their own empire - however, the gross ineptitude of managers to get off their high horses can lead to highly entertaining . Managers with poor management skills aren't given training on budgeting, time-management and employee leadership skills so employee turnover is frequent and employee satisfaction is low.

    Cons

    Good benefits. Good people. Nice office location.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on collaboration. When CEO invites employees for breakfast he should acknowledge and then address specific concerns instead of making excuses for them. EDF is currently a company in a growing field but it operates with an old and outdated business model and mind-set.


  2. "Business Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Low-effort, no lay-off risk, warm work environment, good pension plan, not a lot more positives. Basically a low motivation job

    Cons

    Lack of rewards, no motivation to improve, low morale, low quality of work, very poor management, no decisions ever made,

    Advice to Management

    Hop off your ivory towers. Make 1 decision ever!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "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 EDF 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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 EDF 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.


  5. "Terrible Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EDF full-time

    Pros

    Salary is ok, pretty on point with the industry standards

    Cons

    Management is horrible, every other person is a "vice president" or "SVP"


  6. "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 EDF full-time

    Pros

    Good health benefits and time off

    Cons

    Very demanding but low pay


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    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.

  8. 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 EDF 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.


  9. 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 EDF 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It was a complete letdown."

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

    I have been working at EDF (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.


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