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SSE Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. cost analyst

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

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company perks and opportunities, well educated workforce.

    Cons

    Internal politics and to much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Simipfy processes and procedures

  2. Working for SSE has given me the chance to find out what I'm made of.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair, great corporate culture, excellent colleagues and a chance to contribute to the energy networks of tomorrow. Great opportunities if you work hard enough.

    Cons

    The company's IT and support systems for staff could be improved. Terrible mobiles, no or terrible laptops and poor meeting services.

    Advice to Management

    Give us the tools to excel at our jobs, it will save our customers and our company time and money in the long run.

  3. hardwork, unrewarding and confrontational

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Team Manager in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Project Team Manager in Portsmouth, South East England, England

    I have been working at SSE full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits package, long term savings i.e. shares and pension

    Cons

    Little to no acknowledgement of good work, relatively low pay in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with the front line staff and feedback good and bad things

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  5. OK...

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

    I have been working at SSE full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salaries, good benefits and they seem to care about your safety and mental well being. Good career opportunities.

    Cons

    Very deeply nested corporate structure with lots of barriers and hoops to get things done. Some people are simply obstructive and add no benefit to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more relaxed environment and culture for software developers. Developers need relaxed surroundings, peace, comfy clothing and lots of coffee to be creative and productive. Follow best practices more - code reviews, unit testing etc. Embrace change and stop saying "this is how SSE do it".

  6. Big Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Place to Work. Safety is the priority for everyone.

    Cons

    Decision making process is slow

    Advice to Management

    Needs to improve

  7. Employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Employee in Reading, England

    I worked at SSE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay people off to shut them up.

    Cons

    Shallow minded and oblivious to culture and business

    Advice to Management

    Homophobic and Transphobic hatred throughout the entire company by senior management

  8. Poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Team Manager in Perth, Scotland
    Former Employee - Project Team Manager in Perth, Scotland

    I worked at SSE full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and employee benefits, interesting work and no two days same good variety of work streams Some good work colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor management and no training given though training for parts of job unfamiliar with promised when job offer made by management.
    Once management decide they want you out continually critise all aspects of work verging on intimidation at points ,weak HR

    Advice to Management

    Deliver training as required and offered.

  9. Lots of opportunities

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

    I have been working at SSE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A Great place to work

    Cons

    No real changes are require

  10. A caring passionate company with good strong values. It's commitment to it's customers as well as employees is perfect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Team Manager in Knowsley, England
    Current Employee - Project Team Manager in Knowsley, England

    I have been working at SSE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The safety culture and it's approach to giving a world class service. The team work and encouragement from higher management, along with the benefits just makes this company the perfect work place

    Cons

    Unfortunately as a lucrative company, people will always want something for nothing. Our values of treating customers like family, though a good approach will always lead some customers to believe they can counter claim for the sake of personal greed, and as a rule I believe we sometimes spend more than is necessary to please customers.

    Advice to Management

    Though we are going to spend a awesome amount of money on I.T. this year, something which we have been asking for sometime. I believe we could/should of invested years ago

  11. challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Havant, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Havant, England

    I have been working at SSE part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I get on well with the people i work with, good pay, good benefits and perks in loads of different things, eg cinema tickets, buying bikes, cars etc

    Cons

    we don't get told what is happening until the last minute, if there is a decision being made, we are made aware that it is happening but then don't find out the results or there is a delay, staff shortages in certain departments, we don't get enough training for certain things.

    Advice to Management

    They should pass more information on to the lowest level when it is concerning their jobs.

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