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GDF SUEZ Energy North America Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits with good work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Awesome coworkers, Excellent pay and benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Human resources is terrible, which is probably why this company uses so many talent agencies (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management is way over their heads to manage an organization this size (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company. not perfect but good enough"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GDF SUEZ Energy North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with good work life balance.

    Cons

    information is not shared amongst managers and employees. information is key, so the more you know the more important you are.

    Advice to Management

    create a culture that shares information freely. everyone benefits.


  2. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GDF SUEZ Energy North America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great environment, pay, location, and lots of learning experience.

    Cons

    Siting on a chair at a call center.

  3. "Warehouse Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GDF SUEZ Energy North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone at the plant feel like family. A very safety and employee driven company. Willing to help their employees build themselves to be able to make advancements in the company and in life.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will have to work extended hours to accomplish goals to get the units back up and running.


  4. "Marketing Strategist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GDF SUEZ Energy North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing senior management and career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Slow to move towards innovation in some areas of the organization


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GDF SUEZ Energy North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    option for 1/2 day non-close Fridays

    Cons

    very political, poor advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    listen to accountants about controlling executive spending


  6. "Large, good-natured company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Load Analyst I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Load Analyst I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a large good-natured company, the people make the job great. It seems like, although a lot of people of course don't want to go to work everyday (who does?) they are respectful and will help out with any problems that anyone has. The entire company seems to enjoy coming to work for the people. It is very hard to get fired also if you have been with the company a long time.

    Cons

    Human resources is terrible, which is probably why this company uses so many talent agencies.

    GDF SUEZ Energy North America Response

    Oct 31, 2016 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your candid feedback, and we’re glad that you have enjoyed the opportunity ENGIE (formally GDF SUEZ Energy North America) has provided you.

    Yes, we do use a number of agencies for... More


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GDF SUEZ Energy North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, great people and adequate compensation

    Cons

    no option for remote work

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple and promote from within

  8. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GDF SUEZ Energy North America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Building has very nice office space

    Cons

    Galleria traffic is a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    Keep it professional with employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "This is a good (not great) place to work. if you can deal with all the corporate games."

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

    Pros

    Job Security. This is a company that isn't going anywhere. They have a fantastic reputation in the industry and are a worldwide power in Energy. The people who I have worked with in the Houston office are great. My management staff and leadership team has been excellent. Very focused on growing the business, expanding the product offerings we have and becoming more environmentally responsible. The benefits have been really good so far but I hear that is going to change next year and it will not be "as good".

    Cons

    Human resources. We have policies built in that quite literally encourage our best employees to leave and find work elsewhere. If there is a position internally in the company that you qualify for, they will tell you that because of policy they cant actually pay "you" as much money to do that job. They will limit how much of a raise they give to an internal promotion that is non-negotiable. Then they will turn around and hire someone from outside the company to do the job for a higher Salary than the internal employee was asking for. I have now seen 4 different people leave due this policy. They are leaving and taking similar level positions at competitors for way more money.

    Advice to Management

    Start rewarding your best employees instead of making them feel as though they are being punished by already being there. If you are willing to pay an outside hire a certain amount of money for a position. You better be willing to pay your internal hire that same amount. Otherwise all of your best employees will continue to leave and work elsewhere, and you will be stuck in the trap of constantly hiring and training people.


  10. "SUEZ salt lake city utah"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GDF SUEZ Energy North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers, Excellent pay and benefits. When it was busy it was fast paced fun and exciting. Excellent place to work at.

    Cons

    When SUEZ bought WPT, it went downhill fast. I do not blame SUEZ for this. I blame new upper management for WPT. Our sales dropped horribly because they could not find our "sales nich". That is just my opinion.


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