EDF Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2020

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3.9
80%
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82%
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EDF Président Directeur Général Jean-Bernard Lévy
Jean-Bernard Lévy
260 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Life balance, Employee engagement, Benefits(in 62 reviews)

  • "Good pay, great pension and flexible working allowed(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Politics at senior level make decision making slow and arduous(in 14 reviews)

  • "unnecessary reporting random requests from senior management which take up too much of my day job(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EDF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun projects, renewable industry, willing to give junior employee responsibilities.

    Cons

    Below market salaries, can be very bureaucratic.

  2. "Full time at EDF"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EDF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Outdoor Renewables Independent work Good benefits Great office atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management. Often not enough supervision or instruction from the management Neglect for training technicians properly poor management mentality difficult to get raises inconsistencies between wage and experience. not much room to advance, no current position above advanced technician. basic safety requirements take ages to correct.

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  3. "Great Organization - long-term projects"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EDF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to Leading edge development strategies for renewables. Collegial, supportive Canadian colleagues Satisfaction of working toward a cleaner, sustainable environment

    Cons

    Overriding management from Europe and USA

  4. "Intern"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EDF

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great team to work with. Overall I really enjoyed my time with EDF

    Cons

    growth opportunity is dependent on volume of work

  5. "Working on a contract at EDF Energies Nouvelles."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Office Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EDF

    Pros

    Great concept of changing from electricity to wind energy.

    Cons

    Communication to office in Montreal because that is where all the accounting is done. Should have conducted an interview before the contract began rather than starting a stranger right in on the position.

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  6. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Craftsman in Heysham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EDF full-time

    Pros

    A very Competitive salary And ever changing work environment

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons

  7. COVID-19

    "Clear vision and flexible working practices"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Team in Hove, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EDF part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I enjoy a fantastic flexible working pattern that allows me to have a fulfilling career and be present for my children. The Company purpose is very clear and everyone understands how they contribute to this The support during Covid-19 has been second to none and I feel extremely fortunate to work for a company where employee health and wellbeing is a priority

    Cons

    Being a large, corporate company there can be lots of people to involve in decision making.

  8. "Great opportunities for career progression"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Control & Instrumentation Industrial Placement in Barnwood, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EDF full-time

    Pros

    - great learning and professional development opportunities - good care for employees - friendly office environment

    Cons

    - steep learning curve for new-comers to the industry, meaning you have limited usefulness across your first year - work progression often slow

  9. "Operations at EDF"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Center Operator II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EDF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly staff and good company

    Cons

    Growing pains as a GOP

  10. "PROS AND CONS"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EDF full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great, work life balance is great and the benefits are also good.

    Cons

    The pressure when your workload is high is stressful

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