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"Experience is hit or miss"

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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.

ELEXON Response

3 Jul 2017 – Head of HR

We are keen to develop a flexible and positive working environment and we continue to make every effort to gain feedback and direction from our staff on how they would like to see ELEXON develop. I... More

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "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.

    ELEXON Response

    3 Jul 2017 – Head of HR

    Thank you for taking the time to place a review. ELEXON is working hard to strike the right balance between the opportunities we are able to offer to staff and the restrictions we have based on the... More


  2. "Friendly and supportive environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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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