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SSE Reading, England Reviews

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Employees rate Reading 31.4% lower than the overall average

  • Helpful (4)

    "Interesting company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great new office in Reading.
    - Flexible working hours.
    - Attracting great people with a can-do attitude.

    Cons

    - Lack of pace or a sense of urgency.
    - Not listening to the expertise or knowledge which newly hired people bring.
    - Overly complex projects which are not sustainable or viable.
    - Reliance on external consultants.
    - The number of repetitive presentations.
    - When creating a project to deliver new products, the senior management team leading it need to have the correct experience and expertise.
    - "Get it right first time" attitude, rather than "test and learn".
    - One of the most risk adverse companies in the world!
    - Safety is re-iterated beyond belief. You will get shouted at for not holding the handrail when walking down stairs! Seriously!?

    Advice to Management

    You have hired experts, yet do not listen to them or involve them in any discussions or decisions. A very "old school" company with a firm and formal management hierarchy. No opportunity to innovate or test or learn products. No opportunity to take risks.

    The energy sector is facing challenging times, and without diversifying your portfolio by test and learning and taking risks, there is no future.

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SSE Reading, England Photos

SSE photo of: Floor 1 Lift
SSE photo of: Seating area ground floor
SSE photo of: Office levels

SSE Reading, England Jobs

  • Digital Test Analyst
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  • Digital Quality & Performance Manager
    SSE plc
    SSE plc
    Reading, England
    20 hr
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor
    SSE plc
    SSE plc
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    5 d

SSE Reading, England Salaries

Salaries in £ (GBP)
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2 salaries
About £57k - £62k
£57k
£62k
About £57k - £62k
£57k
£62k
1 employee salary or estimate
About £40k - £44k
£40k
£44k
About £40k - £44k
£40k
£44k
1 employee salary or estimate
About £29k - £31k
£29k
£31k
About £29k - £31k
£29k
£31k

SSE Reading, England Interviews

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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SSE (Reading, England) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Asked to pre prepare a consultancy brief and to present this in any format of my choice. Was then asked to go through my CV. Afterwards was told to expect a second interview with my interviewer's boss. This never materialised and I never received feedback, despite chasing HR after a couple of weeks.... Not at all what I expected from a FTSE 100 company.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked how to improve work winning.   1 Answer
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