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ELEXON Reviews

Updated 15 November 2016
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  1. Featured Review

    "Best decision I made"

    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
    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. "A great place to work"

    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

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities
    Good work/life balance
    Teams really work together
    Supportive management
    The 'on-boarding' process is the best one I've experienced

    Cons

    As the company is so small, there isn't much room for career progression within teams- you'd have to wait for somebody to leave

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing- I'm really enjoying working at ELEXON so far and feel very much part of the organisation a little over a month in.


  3. "Friendly and supportive environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. "Analyst"

    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
    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. "System analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ELEXON full-time

    Pros

    Recognized company in the electricity industry

    Cons

    Very incompetent HR, they get wrong all payslips.
    Absent management, cares only for own personal interests
    Low pay
    Non existent career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat people working for you. Get on a course for ethics on work environments.
    Stop wasting time with useless chatter and politics.

    ELEXON Response

    12 Jul 2016 – Communications Channel Manager

    Hi, thank you for taking time out to give feedback. I am disappointed to learn that your experience did not match our intention of ELEXON being one of the best places to work. Making workplace ... More


  7. "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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "This company cares and invests in their employees and gives them opportunities to giveback."

    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

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

    Pros

    ELEXON is about it's people, they have a fantastic benefits package (Great Pension, Private Medical Insurance, EAP, Subsidised Gym Membership, Eye Care, Cycle to Work, Child Care Vouchers etc) gernerous holiday allowance, CSR programme (2 days to contribute to charity, charity contribution scheme when participating in a charity event, support charities nominated by staff with fundraising activities, environmentally friendly) they are flexible (laptops, working from home, working hours) office location and facilities are great (free fruit 2x a week, coffee/water machines, close to shops/parks) you can have open conversations with colleagues, staff have a wealth of industry knowledge and will openly help anyone new to the business to pass on that knowledge. They provide great training opportunities and will help with anything you wish to develop. The new starter induction is great you get time to meet with each Executive member plus introduced to colleagues as the business is only 100 employees.

    Cons

    Accountability/relevant action by senior management is not always there when processes are not followed/when staff go against policy or act against company values.
    Management lines can sometimes be blured due to the relaxed nature of the business.


  9. 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  11. "Good as a try out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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



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