EDF Trading Reviews

Updated 24 July 2014
Updated 24 July 2014
15 Reviews

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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    A great place to start and grow. Good starting salaries and performance based bonuses. Many young professionals keep it competitive; many whom are hungry to move up. Good training programs and opportunities to jump to other areas if you can show initiative. Very flexible in terms of family/work life. If the company is successful, everyone enjoys the spoils.

    Cons

    UK/NA/Paris office differ in culture and direction. Sometimes it seems as though the EDF machine stalls with lack of clear objectives. There are some that have been there since the Lehman era that have hit a wall and really don't bring anything new to the company. Retention for top talent is not great. Bonuses for trading isn't just performance or book based but how the company does overall. Some good performing traders get shafted while others who get by reap in the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to steer the North American ship with UK and Paris at the helm but try to become more independent. Great business model.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Still going through growing pains .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - IT Support in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture and environment
    Good benefits
    Constant Challenges to keep you sharp.
    Access to new technology.

    Cons

    Management still learning how to manage
    Constant turnover n company officials.
    Minimal to no bonuses
    Hard to get a raise even to meet inflation.
    They have not figured out their identity yet. Shifting business strategies .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good but no where near brilliant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary is OK and so are bonuses. Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    No chance of progression. Hours can be very long when providing support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us a chance to progress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Job but no direction for the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at EDF Trading full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a great work atmosphere. Culture and Values are very good. Compensation and Bonus structure is very nice. Good amount of perks. Back Office is well structured but its too top heavy.

    Cons

    Company has no sense of direction, Back Office is ok, but Front Office downsizes alot and then hires alot, retention rate is terrible. Senior Mgmt gives out mixed signals on growth. They do not take risks at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to structure EDF's relationship with EDF Trading in London, and figure out the relationship between EDF Trading in London with EDF Trading North America.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience working for a leading trading firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at EDF Trading full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People, experience, interesting transactions, international firm

    Cons

    Processes are a bit cumbersome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on training.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    EDF Trading North America

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Power Trader  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Power Trader in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn, grow, and propel your career.

    Cons

    The office location in Houston is not ideal for those who live inside the loop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My intern experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EDF Trading

    Pros

    Coworkers were willing to help

    Cons

    There wasn't an organized internship program

  9.  

    Internship was a great way to understand the challenges and changes in the energy industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EDF Trading as an intern

    Pros

    Scale of the company is large. 4th largest natural gas marketer in the United States. Has the agility of a small company with the balance sheet of a world class utilities provider.

    Cons

    If you are not interested in a career in trading, the training opportunities in other business fields is limited. Great place if you want to trade commodities though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard to get your footing in a very transitional environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at EDF Trading as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people that work (worked?) there are fun to be around. There are a lot of young people to connect and hang out with.

    Cons

    Management has a poor relationship with HR and, it seemed, with headquarters. There's a very high turnover among the higher levels of the organization. It's a very aggressive, competitive culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get yourselves together. Build a brand in the US as a company that people want to work for, and value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Disorganized and poor management/HR dynamics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EDF Trading as an intern

    Pros

    Predominantly young, fun workforce. It's easy to make friends. The office is in a good location not too far from the Memorial area.

    Cons

    The trade floor is a bit of a boys' club; very competitive and aggressive. Managers and HR clash, with no one wanting to take ownership of issues that arise. There's some workplace drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take ownership of problems that come up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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