* A typical day would be for me to arrive in the mornings, clock in ad go straight to work. First and foremost to make sure that I have all of the "plant drawings" printed it that are sent to me through email. EDF-RE is a nationwide company so therefor I can receive drawings even when I am not on typical work hours. * What I have learned - How a powerplant works, which is most interesting. * Management - at EDF-RE I have multiple bosses, but never a problem. I get along with all of them wondefully and we all work well together. *My bosses are my co-workers, other then them, its just me. * The hardest part of the job i would say is the FULL understanding of a power plant. It would take years to fully understand every part. There are so many. *The most enjoyable part of the job: great bosses & plenty of coffee to go around! :)
Great place to work safety is excellent, management allows for professional development and learning. Benefits were great pay was lack luster really the only draw back was the pay the rest of the job is great one of the best places I have ever worked. I learned a lot about safety and the operations of a power plant. My coworkers were the best and the managers were as well.
Regulatory Coordinator (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 16, 2016
It depends what department. Some departments are better organized than others. The pay is not competitive with the rest of the industry, but benefits are good. Employees are very competent but leadership is lacking.
Pay is "meh", leadership is lacking, poor communication
We show up and get the plan of the day. We then climb the tower we are assigned and perform maintenance or repairs. My bosses were great, the job was stable, and the benefits are great. The training was lacking and the pay was insufficient for me to stay.
Abusive on all levels, stressful, no training, low pay
Engineer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 14, 2016
You are expected to put in 50-80 hours and get paid for 40. The pay and pay raises are empty promises. The pay is well below average. There is zero advancement. The management is clueless and harassment from management goes unabated. Expect to be treated as sub-human. The daily work is chaotic, mis-managed, micro-managed, and stressful.
Great flexible work environment and good place to start career.
Engineer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 21, 2015
A good company to work for especially as you start your career. The company is very business oriented, really a property development company which builds power plants of all shapes and sizes. Very fast paced, great for young professionals. As you progress however you find a company without an identify that rarely develops a quality project.
Good pay. Friendly Upper Management. Good HR
Middle Management. No clear path for advancement Not very eco-friendly, Poor IT department
Work life balance was difficult as the site was 3.5 hours from home.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 5, 2015
A typical work day was approximately ten hours daily with 24/7 responsibility to insure efficient Wind Turbine operation. Enjoyed managing an experienced staff and taking input regarding efficient Wind Park operational decisions. Difficulty scheduling major component repair and replacement due to weather circumstances and contractor availability.
SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST (Former Employee) – San Diego – June 26, 2014
The company is not process driven, structurally it is on the scale of a start up company. 1. Can be very chaotic 2. Analyst skills in developing reports for business segments 3. Micro managing - can be unapproachable ( maybe isolated) 4. pleasant 5. Continuous interruption, no structure, lack of processes and procedures. 6.Managing projects
Fair work/life balance. Good step in the door company.
Field tech (Former Employee) – Out there – May 22, 2014
Pay sucks. Cheap company. You can be bright smart and ambitious and you will have to scrap for any little peice of raise you can get. Start around 18 and get a buck after a year if you'll lucky and it's precisely the same year after year. Sups tops out about 25. I'm being the the websters dictionary def. not the co. Def. of transparency. Techs rely on one another middle/upper management doesn't have a clue. Could be different in other states regions but don't expect a healthy fair pay. No formal training. Just daily Safety/ technical training given by inexperienced techs cause of high turnover or a sup that wasn't good enough or had no better place to go to will be training you. To be fair to EDF you'll find good techs and get a bit of experience. Health benifets and 401 are great. Again pay sucks and it won't improve. There a more cons but I've said enough. There are a few more tiny perks but again I have said enough and they are minore.
Office is in transition, and in process of moving HQ to another city. Great people to work with and all working toward common goal of representing EDF Group in the U.S. The commute was tough, but I got to the office early to beat most DC traffic. I enjoyed the research and analysis of entire U.S. energy industry - finding information useful for possible strategic developments. Intelligent, hard-working co-workers. It was a pleasure to work with them.