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Updated 30 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Goof work life balance in this company" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Flexible working conditions, CPD opportunities and internal opportunities for growth" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Appalling decision making - nobody capable of making decisions or wanting to" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Career growth is always self driven with very little guidance" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Centrica business analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Nice office
    Good perks
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Management don’t know what they are doing


  2. "Development Manager"

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    Current Employee - Development Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great company with a huge spectrum of businesses, technology exposure and opportunity. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The various parts of the company are not very aligned to single strategy. Career growth is always self driven with very little guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Make the employees part of the decesiob making process. Be in touch with the beat of the employees

  3. "Ok if you want an easy life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, no pressure, very relaxed management. You won't get sacked unless you kill someone

    Cons

    You are waiting on dead mens shoes. The management don't exercise any of the company's policies. They are carrying a lot of dead wood and if you want to progress your career, there are no opportunities.
    HR are absolutely useless. They won't answer the phone or respond to emails as they are completely incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Make your managers manage. Make them put the dead wood on PIP's and mange people properly rather than the broad brush approach and paying people to retire early.

    Scrap your 'waste of time' "levels" and treat people based on merit. It really isn't hard!


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Great people and team work

    Cons

    Lots of different business parts


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not enough opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Friendly culture and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for ambitious young employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great manager who listened. Working with the origination team meant travelling a lot.

    Cons

    It difficult for career progresssion.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "trust"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working. Great team spirit.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and honesty from senior leaders. People are groomed for promotion and then promoted without job ads or interviews. Totally unfair way to do things.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest. Take time to see the bigger picture and who's in the wider team

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Deaf heirarchy of jobsworths"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits package. Generous pension matching contributions after 2 years.

    Cons

    Mysteriously opaque management layers of incompetence and laziness. All communication is downwards. Uncontrolled political culture of patronage, favouritism and bullying. Basic HR competence is completely missing - e.g. new hires can go months before they are paid. No-one takes responsibility for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Stop encouraging and rewarding incompetence. Start walking about and having conversations with people rather than hiding behind video clips and talking at everyone.


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Engaging coworkers and diverse work

    Cons

    Hours can be long sometimes


  10. "overview"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Centrica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent working atmosphere and easygoing customers

    Cons

    Need more staff and training

    Advice to Management

    increase training to improve career advancement for all staff