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21 June 2019

What is the company culture like at OVO Energy?

Pros

- Fast paced environment means you can learn a lot quite quickly if you're willing! - Good additional benefits like tech scheme and chance to purchase holiday - Fun meeting rooms - Was such a great culture at the beginning, but now there's little internal communication and no feeling of team work, seems like everyone is in it for themselves

Cons

- Always changing/getting rid of senior management, normally means a company restructure happens where often the management left aren't aware of what workers responsibilities are (especially when the person whose been fired from senior management was the head of your department). - Pay reviews and promotions are non-existent and very secretive (even after title and responsibility changes which happen with no consultation), it's your responsibility to get paid the right amount rather than being promoted to a position because you've done such a good job so far. - Handle redundancies better! The company got rid of lots of 'doers' meaning everyone left had to pick up the slack. After everyone left redundancies were never to be heard of again (real lack of support!). Also consider the impact of bringing new people into the team who're on higher salaries and less experience than those you just got rid of, leaves people who went through it confused as to why it was needed in the first place - investment? - Too many systems with too little automation, makes day to day tasks for workers that shouldn't exist. - Practice what you preach - the company used to be customer focused but now with the shift in the market and additional competition it's profit focused.

Advice to Management

Look at your teams holistically and review who in the team does what based on seniority/pay/experience/impact on business. Think about staff and customers as human beings and not a means to an end.

Was such a great culture at the beginning, but now there's little internal communication and no feeling of team work, seems like everyone is in it for themselves

21 June 2019

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