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Great place to work, supportive and considerate team, good work life balance

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Current Employee - Senior Finance Professional
Current Employee - Senior Finance Professional

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

Pros

Company is in a stable and recession proof economic sector. Some of the pros are loyalty to staff, supportive and considerate teams, good work life balance, flat management structure. Intra company moves is encouraged. Job off shoring and outsourcing is discouraged.

Cons

Because of the largely flat management structure, advancement within teams are almost nill. You need to switch job to progress. I guess this is similar to what you'll find in similar sized companies. There is also an element of bureaucracy that you'll find in similar sized companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce some of the bureaucracy and make innovation processes work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

25 Other Employee Reviews for SSE (View Most Recent)

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    A nice friendly company to work for. Managers are easy going and kind. There is a culture of respect.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE

    Pros

    family environment
    good hours
    flat management structure

    Cons

    low salary
    difficult to progress
    people stay on the same job for ages
    lack of innovation
    difficulty in getting new ideas through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should invest more on people
    increase salaries
    support training - not just apprentices
    take a look at what other companies are doing

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A continuing adventure

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst  in  Havant, England
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Havant, England

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

    Pros

    It's a family away from home, everyone is close knit and go through the good and bad times together. Always supporting each other and being their brother's keeper. Amazing benefits, a joy to work for.

    Cons

    Definitely need management training especially within the call centre where I started out, seems like nothing has changed. Very young managers each with their own rules which means the rules are not consistent throughout the company. This needs to change and I believe more training will benefit the long term goal and vision of the company that SSE strive for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are great, training needs to improve a short term cost but a long term benefit. This should be invested in. There needs to be consistency within the company. I have worked here for 5 years and the same problems arise regarding management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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