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First Utility Product Manager Reviews

Updated 2 November 2017
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Pros
  • High paced, modern working environment with some excellent leaders (in 16 reviews)

  • Fast Paced - all working towards a clear vision given by CEO and Execs but with the freedom on how to get there (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • No sick or Maternity / Paternity pay (in 9 reviews)

  • The only drawback is car parking (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Innovative and Entrepreneurial"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Utility full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, accessible leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, no blame culture, nice working environment, can do and get things done attitude, feel valued as a member of staff, innovative and technology led, willing to take risks, customer focused

    Cons

    multi site location (soon being fixed!)

    Advice to Management

    Organisational structure needs to be adjusted to support multi product strategy

    First Utility Response

    20 Nov 2017 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks very much for the fantastic feedback!

    Our entrepreneurial spirit is definitely part of our DNA and our, "get things done and can do attitude", you mention certainly is part of the... More


  2. "Amazing company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with First Utility for 3 years starting as a Customer Service Manager and now working as a Product Manager. In the three years I have been here I have gone strength to strength and moved departments to enhance my career.

    First Utility has an amazing culture where everyone works together as a family - united and keeping our customers at the centre of what we do.

    Cons

    Some more benefits would be great, but happy with what we currently have

    Advice to Management

    Personally, my managers have been great over the last 3 years which allowed me to develop myself. As a peoples manager myself I will ensure I provide the guidance, support I had to my direct report's to develop them and their careers

    First Utility Response

    10 May 2017 – Chief People Officer

    Brilliant feedback, thanks.

    You're right about our previous benefits structure and a number of Colleagues have mentioned this. We have just launched First Perks to provide access to an extensive... More

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Utility full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities available for people who work hard and are ambitious
    Growing company with lots of change
    Innovation is encouraged, so no idea is a bad idea
    Exec & managers are happy to take on feedback and work together for better solutions
    Certain roles allow you to travel to our offices around the world

    Cons

    Limited car parking spaces and not many options nearby
    HR policies need updating from a smaller company to fit with the size they are now
    Pay bands have only recently been implemented so some existing employees are on a salary that is much lower than their band

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support development of employees. In danger of the company growing so fast that the people are forgotten about