SGN - A great company for your career but there is a diversity problem within management teams | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "A great company for your career but there is a diversity problem within management teams"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at SGN full-time

    Pros

    People: People are great, they make you feel welcome when you join. You'll come across the odd grumpy boots but that's normal in every company. SGN's employees are also diverse which is great- it's just a shame this isn't reflected in the managers (see below). Engagement with employees: There's an app which has competitions to win hotel stays, various gadgets and concert tickets. Rewards for employees: There's...

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    Cons

    Problems with diversity in senior roles e.g 95% of managers are middle-aged men. Nepotism - Managers giving their family members jobs at SGN that they are neither qualified nor experienced for. HR isn't bothered by this and allows this to happen frequently- it looks like its easier to do this, than to interview external qualified candidates. Skills gap- You'll come across some people who can barely use a computer...

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    Advice to Management

    You have great internal development programmes, why don't you encourage more diverse employees to join them? Stop allowing managers to hire their own family members who have no qualifications or experience for the role. There are plenty of people externally who have worked really hard to get qualifications and experience and are being turned away. HR needs to amend their recruitment procedures and ensure all new...

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    SGN2017-05-12

    SGN Response

    May 22, 2017Employee Experience Co-ordinator

    Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We value your views and want to continue to find ways to improve our workplace. I’m pleased you like our app – it’s a great way to reach more of our colleaqgues with our latest news and views. You’re right there’s lack of diversity, ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "My Thoughts On SGN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Support Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working here is interesting and keeps bringing new challenges. In my roll every day is different. I appreciate some rolls might not be as varied, however there are plenty of opportunities to progress and find new challenges within SGN. SGN is also making changes to the way we work and making our working practices fit for the present and future. This is proving to be an interesting and rewarding journey. Additionally...

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    Cons

    Change can bring worry, but it is better to view change as an opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    I think that our preparations for the future are quite conservative. With "net-zero" on the horizon I think we need to take a more radical approach especially when taking into account the age of an asset.

    SGN2019-06-17

    SGN Response

    June 28, 2019Employee Experience Officer

    Thanks very much for the five-star review! We couldn’t agree more that the gas industry is an exciting place to be! With the variety of roles on offer and plenty of opportunities for progression it’s the perfect time to join SGN!

  2. "Good work life balance in office, but outdated processes and systems"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SGN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, good team environment

    Cons

    Poor systems and processes make it a challenge day to day to get the job done

    Advice to Management

    Revamp ALL processes to eliminate all “we’ve always done it that way” mindsets!

    SGN2019-07-01

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