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ELEXON Reviews

Updated 20 June 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Best decision I made"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ELEXON full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance
    Open Culture
    Good benefits
    Challenging work

    Cons

    Risk adverse because of its role within the sector

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing its a great place to work


  2. "Friendly and supportive environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ELEXON full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with
    Some real industry experts to learn from
    Good benefit package
    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Very procedure focused
    Lack of interesting works and career progression
    Job can be repetitive
    No promotion until there is a vacancy due to someone above leaves or team restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Create more competitive environment and get rid of people who are unproductive and incompetent.

    More rewards for those who outperform.


  3. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and there are lots of social activities/team building events

    Cons

    Communication between teams could be improved

    Advice to Management

    A proper career framework please. It is very slow progress through the organisation

    ELEXON Response

    12 Jul 2016 – Communications Channel Manager

    Hi, thank you for your advice. We love getting employee feedback about working for ELEXON, their day-to-day working environment, the Executive team and communications. Over the last year we have been ... More


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  5. "It's is one of the best companies that I have worked for to date. It has a great company culture and set of values."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ELEXON full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It has some of the brightest, most professional and self motivated people that I have met. The people are definitely the key unique driving factor behinds it's current and future success.

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think off. Overall I was very happy working there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    ELEXON Response

    20 Jul 2016 – Communications Channel Manager

    Thank you for the positive response. We are pleased to read people are one of the best things about us - we believe that too!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company really care about the employees and CSR."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ELEXON full-time

    Pros

    People, reasonable pay, free fruit (x2 a week), will listen to everyone, open communication and regularly, flattish hierarchy, benefits excellent (health care, pension, gym membership, season ticket loan, EAP etc), 'passport' 3 month probation with regular updates with HR and own management, as well as sit downs and chats with all Executive Board, small company so really can communicate easily and efficiently with all, working from home ability, emphasis on CSR- because of caring not for profit reasons, excellent parties! Reward scheme, showers in building. Really learning opportunities, they will put you through most training you want and support you doing so. Generous 28 day holiday. Beautiful offices, great coffee machines and a brill sparkling water fountain! Employees genuinely care about the company and are really invested, really low staff turnover. The building is part of Regents place, which is always putting on events and is a truly ideal location and place to work.

    Cons

    Close working can often lead to fuzzy lines of accountability, and people wanting to do things that aren't necessarily within their role (though I guess this is preferable to noone ever wanting to do anything).
    some senior managers deliberately don't adhere to company policy despite being the ones who should be.
    Smell can sometimes come up from Eat which smells like stink bombs been set off.
    Can't seem to control the temperature correctly, freezing cold or boiling hot.
    Can be really bureaucratic, with approvals and papers needed for EVERYTHING which can take unnecessary time and cause hassle as everything has to be written 'the elexon way'.

    Advice to Management

    Pay rises please!

    ELEXON Response

    20 Jul 2016 – Communications Channel Manager

    Hello, thank you for the feedback. We do like to bang on about the importance of consistency in the way we communicate, we even have a document named 'the way we communicate! In words of our CEO Mark ... More


  7. "A small company (~150 employees) running like a corporate."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in City of London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in City of London, England

    Pros

    Very good in house training - I've never experienced better anywhere else
    Good salary
    Very good performance review and career progression frameworks
    Nice offices and location

    Cons

    Deep silo mentality where departments don't communicate, are secretive with one another and hoarde knowledge and information.
    Departments run like little companies, with lots of duplicated effort.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the barriers between departments.
    Don't allow silos to develop
    Encourage knowledge sharing
    Eliminate duplicate departments


  8. "Good as a try out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England

    Pros

    Used to have good social environment, good work hours

    Cons

    inconsistency in the company, no recognition, corporate in every way possible and health and safety mad

    Advice to Management

    More empowerment, better pay, recognise good staff


  9. "Excellent place to work with good learning oppurtunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ELEXON full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Staff are experts in the Electricity settlement industry and also friendly.
    -Good work/life balance
    -Excellent staff benefits
    -Transparent leadership

    Cons

    Since it's a small company, not much room for career progression.


  10. "Good for training, not for progression"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ELEXON full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training programmes over the years.
    Good bonuses, though better for those that were there in beginning with final salary pension
    Fairly good work life balance
    Nice office
    Many helpful and friendly people - it's only asset. I still work with many in cooperation.
    Not for profit with protected bites - both it's strength and it's weakness. Security of job.
    In the centre of

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to progress and when there are, the criteria is managed so that the desired potential internal candidate gets it.
    Vires not unlocked, so lack of expansion opportunities.
    Lack of delegation and autonomy.
    High turnover of staff, many left for rival companies that provide opportunities.
    Communication is carefully controlled.
    Risk adverse.

    Advice to Management

    Provide autonomy to staff
    Trust staff to work from home
    Accept that vires limitation protects you from competition
    Accept that lack of opportunities means staff will move on.
    Stop spinning staff survey results and failings, staff know what is going on.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Experience is hit or miss"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ELEXON full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life flexibility.
    Nice and supportive people to work with, though this varies depending on the manager and the team you join.
    Good career option if you are interested in the field of data analytics.

    Cons

    Trainees are treated with disdain and don't receive any proper job training; less desirable and unwanted tasks are packaged as "learning opportunities" instead.
    Rigid work environment; many paperwork chores and bureaucratic hurdles to clear before you can change anything.
    Signs of poor employee morale were not picked up and addressed by the management early enough, and this culminated in a high turnover last year.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with your rank-and-file employees. Take interest in their long term career development, and don't just look upon them as short term resources.


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