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ELEXON Reviews

Updated 16 October 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work with good culture"

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have waited a year and half before writing my review to make sure any honeymoon period was over ... just in case ... but am very pleased to say that the positive experiences here have continued from day one.

    I have an excellent manager who cares about me and my work and I now formally work one day a week from home but have been doing so informally for several months. I also work flexible hours to fit in with home commitments.

    I have met several times with the Executive as part of my job and found them to be open and keen to support change and innovation. They are relaxed and know everyone by name and always happy to chat.

    CEO has a positive approach to staff and the company’s culture and is keen to see it develop further.

    Any issues that have been raised are taken on board and form part of an action plan to improve things. Annual staff survey is also a good way to raise issues or ideas and a “you said, we did” action plan comes out of this as well.

    Cons

    Some teams seem to apply a “local” approach to flexible working. However, this is now on the radar and should be tackled.

    Of course nowhere is perfect but I would recommend working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep placing staff at the heart of your planning ... they are your most important asset.


  2. "Alright"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Settlements Analyst in Euston, England
    Former Employee - Settlements Analyst in Euston, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice area to work in, basic extras

    Cons

    High staff turnover, management not very supportive

    ELEXON Response

    14 May 2018 – Head of HR

    Thank you for your feedback about ELEXON. We have been looking at why a couple of our teams have recently experienced a slightly higher turnover rate compared to the majority of our teams who have... More

  3. "Best decision I made"

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    • 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
    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


  4. "Friendly and supportive environment"

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    • 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.


  5. "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


  6. "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."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company really care about the employees and CSR."

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    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

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

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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


  9. "Good as a try out"

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    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