SGN FAQ

Have questions about working at SGN? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at SGN.

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28 English questions out of 28

1 November 2019

What is the retirement plan like at SGN?

Pros

There isn't even free tea and coffee! That would be a tiny benefit that would make the day a tiny bit better. The pay is OK though, so that keeps lots of deadwood here at SGN HQ. People not going anywhere as pay is good, so people can stay in the job a long time. And if you are a BULLY, SGN is a great place to be.

Cons

This is the worst job I have ever had. The organisation has quite a few bullies, and if you try to do things for the benefit of consumers or the environment, you are targeted as being a trouble-maker. The manager in my section gave me a talking to when I started at SGN, basically saying that if I acted on my own initiative, I would be sacked. He ended by saying "It's my way or the high-way!" The trouble is, his way is old and outdated and breaches the rules set out by Ofgem and the HSE. And HR are truly the most biased HR team in the whole of the UK. If you are not a senior manager, then you will probably bot be listened to by HR.

Advice to Management

There has to be quite a big change in SGN. There has to be anyway as the rules are changing and the public are going to want more from utility companies. That change should actively involve everyone.

That would be a tiny benefit that would make the day a tiny bit better.

1 November 2019

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14 November 2018

Does SGN have a pension plan?

Pros

Lots of benefits, great pension scheme, holiday plus scheme, further development opportunities. Company definitely changed over the last few years for better

Cons

Not all benefits are available if you are contracting through an agency.

Lots of benefits, great pension scheme, holiday plus scheme, further development opportunities.

14 November 2018

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7 April 2020

Does SGN offer parental leave?

Pros

Option to buy additional leave Busy role

Cons

Understaffed so can get stressful

Option to buy additional leave

7 April 2020

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24 June 2019

How are the career development opportunities at SGN?

Pros

Good benefits and good career opportunities

Cons

There is none so far I’ve only just started

Good benefits and good career opportunities

24 June 2019

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5 October 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at SGN?

Pros

Good friendly people across the full of SGN. Progression is good however this isn't across the board, some managers lack understanding in this and I have noticed this over the years. There are good benefits and flexibility in working hours to maintain a work life balance - again this isnt across the board. There are many internal jobs that literally anyone within SGN can apply and this is encouraged. Line managers are really helpful and want to better you and your career. Good networking opportunities across the business and external.

Cons

Senior management are more focused on bettering themselves than the wider team. A lot of new projects and resource is always stretched without thinking about how this effects the rest team who need to pick up more work - hire more people and this wont be an issue. Departments all work differently and it's difficult to get work done as slow engagement. Heavy workload and a lot is expected of you. Not enough modern technology to support employees working in depot/offices, very behind compared to other companies . Meetings are always far too long and annoying when you have to travel far. A lot of culture differences across scotland and southern. Depots/offices are in poor locations and some very old inside. Employee surveys to share thoughts but not the right questions being asked

Advice to Management

Directors/senior management engage more with the wider team to understand their needs, this will help your employees stay for long periods. Stop focusing on your career only. Improve on IT and try and have departments working better together

Good networking opportunities across the business and external.

5 October 2019

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28 English questions out of 28