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How are the career development opportunities at OVO Energy?

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13 January 2021

Pros

Good career development if you work hard

Cons

Changes very frequently and too many redundancy

Good career development if you work hard

13 January 2021

Reviewed by: Site Support in Bristol, England (Current Employee)

13 April 2019

Pros

- Lots of career growth opportunities available - Genuinely flexible working hours - Good Benefits Package - Free Breakfast - Free Lunch on Fridays for the London offices - Regular Socials

Cons

If you don't like change, Ovo might not be for you. Ovo is a complex fast paced business which I personally find exciting but isn't for everyone.

Lots of career growth opportunities available

13 April 2019

Reviewed by: Talent Acquisition Manager in London, England (Current Employee)

23 May 2019

Pros

Work/life balance is good, working time is very flexible. Free breakfast and free lunch every Friday. Flex fund of 4% your annual salary to spend in a lot of useful perks.

Cons

There's a big lack of communication between different teams in the company. They change the structure of the company almost every year, and usually always for the worse. There's no coordination and management is a joke, in part because instead of promoting capable people, they promote friends instead. There's no career progression here, unless you make yourself friends with key people from the beginning. Salaries are way below the market, comparing to other companies in London. There's no pride on the work that is delivered, it works on a "as long as it works, I don't care if it looks terrible" basis. Also, it's a bit suspicious that you almost don't see anyone that isn't british with head of department or director roles in this company. Go figure.

Advice to Management

Improve your career progression method, stop allowing the "boys club" environment. It's unprofessional and borderline illegal. Review salaries to match the market in London, this isn't Bristol and the cost of life is way higher here.

There's no career progression here, unless you make yourself friends with key people from the beginning.

23 May 2019

Reviewed by: Anonymous in London, England (Current Employee)

13 July 2019

Pros

Good benefits and fun incentives

Cons

Hard to progress, not much opportunity within the business

Hard to progress, not much opportunity within the business

13 July 2019

Reviewed by: Customer Service Agent in Bristol, England (Current Employee)

7 March 2019

Pros

Good opportunities to learn new skills and move within the business. Good perks. Good senior management. Atmosphere is generally very positive and people do buy into the company values and ethos

Cons

Pay is supposedly reviewed by HR every July but it's not transparent on what this review actually entails. Found it very difficult to get clarity. Managers have to push really hard to get their reports an increase. I think pay level is good when you join but it's very difficult to go up the salary bands once you're in (in my experience).

Advice to Management

Sort out support function pay and be transparent on what the supposed pay reviews actually involve, and then it would be a company you wouldn't want to leave for a good long time

Good opportunities to learn new skills and move within the business.

7 March 2019

Reviewed by: Energy Trader in Bristol, England (Former Employee)

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