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Good Energy (UK) Overview

Chippenham, South West England, England
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Public
Energy
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Good Energy is a company driven by a deep sense of purpose. - to power the choice of a cleaner, greener future together.

Founded in 1999, our logic was simple: as more customers switched to Good Energy, we would need to buy more renewable electricity which ... Read more

Mission: Our purpose is simple; to power the choice of a cleaner, greener future together.

Company Updates

  • Having been a customer of ours for 13 years, today we are helping Pukka Herbs with their carbon cutting science based targets. Here Co-Founder Sebastian Pole explains more:
    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMPxa

  • Our annual Purpose Report documents all the progress we have made towards our purpose, which is to power the choice of a cleaner, greener future, together. Read the full 2018 report here http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMPyg

    Here is our Purpose Report for 2018

    It covers everything from how we worked with our community of generators, through advances on our digital offering, to changes we made to help our people be healthier, happier and greener. The top 10 highlights include: Launching our 'ways to be good' campaign, helping to change the conversation about energy.

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Good Energy (UK) – Why Work For Us?



One of the biggest things we can all do to tackle climate change is switch to clean power. At Good Energy, we’ve been giving people that choice since 1999. And by working with our customers, generators and investors, we’re achieving our purpose, which is: powering the choice of a cleaner, greener future together.


We source our electricity from our own wind and solar farms, as well as our community of over 1,400 independent renewable generators. From West Country solar farms up to Scottish wind farms, our generators are all based in the UK. All electricity flows through the National Grid. We make sure that what our customers take out of the grid, we’ve fed in from our renewable generators. Which means that, the more people who choose renewable power, the cleaner and greener the UK’s electricity system becomes.


Our fuel mix 

Good Energy was set up to give people the choice to do something about climate change by choosing renewable energy for their homes and businesses – and we’ve been doing just that ever since. Take a look at how we’ve grown over the years.

Good Energy now employs over 300 people in the historic market town of Chippenham, Wiltshire. We’re just a 2 min walk from Chippenham train station offering fantastic transport links to London, Bristol and Bath, and within easy reach of surrounding towns and communities.

Powering the choice of a cleaner, greener future together. 

Our green credentials 
We’re committed to lessening the environmental impact of our business activities, preventing pollution and setting measurable objectives to monitor our progress. 


These following four values shape the way we work. 

By joining the Good Energy team, you’re playing an essential part in making clean energy the natural choice. So we want to make sure that you feel you have a job to believe in. 


We want our business to be as good for you as it is for the environment. This includes offering a range of benefits and awards.

Our green benefits
We support our people to engage with our purpose, with green benefits that include:



As well as a pension and bonus, we have lots of other benefits. Here are just a few of them:

  • Holiday buying
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Yearly eye tests
  • Employee Assistance Programme provided by Unum Lifeworks
  • Free access to Headspace meditation app
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Lunchtime sports clubs and discounted gym membership
  • Summer and Christmas parties 
  • Chippenham local discounts and partner discounts including Prezzo, Nando’s, Cineworld, Boots and many more.
  • Location allowance


We’ve worked hard to create a culture and a workplace that engages our people in achieving our purpose.

Whether you’re delivering excellent customer service or protecting the company’s IT systems – you’ll be surrounded by passionate, engaged people working towards a common goal: to combat climate change. 

So, if you’d like to be part of this innovative ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to see our available roles. 

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    Pros

    It has a purpose that is clear and inspiring. Powering the choice of a cleaner, greener future.

    It has some good values - being fair and straightforward.

    It’s based in a lovely market town right next to the river. The train station is a 2 min walk.

    The people who work here are friendly and passionate about what they do.

    The hours are sensible and the pay is fair - they are a living wage employer

    Cons

    The market they work in is changing and plans change quickly to take account of that.

    They have been through a period of change recently but are coming out of that with some real focus and a clear strategy

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the strategy and drive to deliver it

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Good Energy (UK) Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Good Energy (UK) (Chippenham, South West England, England) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Recruiter called with regard to this opportunity . The whole process took 3-4 as the company pulled out the offer. The offer came back after 2 months and after that the process was fast.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions based on what was mentioned in CV and also a scenario(related to work) based question. This was a basic question but the answer can be many lengthy depending on how we understand the question.
         The next round was question form HR with regarding our communication skills etc. General questions with regards to different situations in work and how it was handled by me.
      (How did you overcome stress, issues with a co-worker etc.)   1 Answer
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Good Energy (UK) Awards & Accolades

  • Company of the Year, Renewable Energy Association, 2016
  • New Energy Champion of the Year, New Energy and Cleantech Awards, 2016
  • Environmental Business of the Year, Wiltshire Business Awards, 2017
  • Best Internal Communications Campaign, CIPR, 2016
  • Best Large Business for Customer and Staff Care, Wiltshire Business Awards, 2017
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