OVO Energy Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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3.2
59%
Recommend to a Friend
53%
Approve of CEO
OVO Energy CEO Stephen Fitzpatrick
Stephen Fitzpatrick
145 Ratings
Pros
  • "free breakfast (toast and cereal)(in 42 reviews)

  • "Ovo Energy cares about their employees(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "A good measure of an employer is how they treat you once they no longer need you, and Ovo was 5/5(in 30 reviews)

  • "Company can be very fast paced which is not for everyone(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OVO Energy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with location and to some extent working hours. Always compensated in line with expectations for the area and experience level. Great culture.

    Cons

    A building with a better campus feel would be really nice.

  2. "Good workplace, not great pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician II in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at OVO Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great youthful and agile culture, attractive open-plan offices filled with plants and greenery, great colleagues, team leaders are great, enjoyable to work here, good compensation outside of pay (e.g. in the form of 7% of your salary extra being made available for tech, bikes, health plans etc).

    Cons

    Management seem to prioritise the outward appearance of the company over how satisfied its workers are and pay doesn’t increase yearly at all alongside no bonuses for the last two halves.

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  3. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OVO Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, amazing mission, very product centric

    Cons

    Lots of change - a bit top down

  4. "Would recommend"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bristol, England

    I have been working at OVO Energy full-time

    Pros

    great opportunities for personal development

    Cons

    very very fast paced, the only constant is change

  5. "Will do wonders for SSE"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OVO Energy full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of communication via apps

    Cons

    Lack of development opportunities and lack vision from some senior management

  6. "Mediocre"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Bristol, England

    I have been working at OVO Energy full-time

    Pros

    Nice office and decent benefits

    Cons

    Pay & Misdirection at the top. Untrustworthy senior management

  7. "Great place for development"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OVO Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good career progression, social cause, great people

    Cons

    Question the sincerity of narcissistic CEO

    OVO Energy Response

    July 8, 2020The People Team

    Hello! It's really great to hear your thoughts on our development opportunities here at OVO, and of course how great your colleagues are! We have recently launched our new OVO Uni courses, so if you haven't had a look yet we advice you to take a look on the Kitchen Table too. Thanks

  8. "Fast paced"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OVO Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Trust in employees, Forward thinking, Diverse People, Good Tools And equipment. No Day is the same. Fun Quarterly events.

    Cons

    Average Salary not on a Par with similar roles elsewhere. Often Heavy workloads, Constant change of direction, Expect to put in extra hours

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    OVO Energy Response

    July 8, 2020The People Team

    Hello! Thanks for your review! Really great to hear you're enjoying your time with us. Having trust in our employees and allowing autonomy within your role is what makes OVO a great place to work, and allows employes to develop. You're right, change is constant here at OVO and we recognise it can be a lot sometimes. We have support available such as our EAP, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing app, and of course our People team. Hopefully we'll be able to enjoy the quarterly and annual social events soon too! Thanks!

  9. "Shocking"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OVO Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    None makes out it’s a family atmosphere that’s completely false

    Cons

    Company has no respect for its staff

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  10. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OVO Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good company great atmosphere friendly staff

    Cons

    Pay is low for skill required

    OVO Energy Response

    July 9, 2020The People Team

    Hello, It's great to hear you love the working atmosphere here. To pick up on the pay point, OVO uses an external benchmarking company who revise our pay grades consistently against other roles within the industry. We also have the 4% flex fund, where OVO gives you 4% of your annual salary to spend on anything you want - you can buy extra holiday, tastecards, tech schemes and cycle to work. If you have any other queries about pay, we advise these are picked up with your line manager who will be happy to look into it for you. Thanks for the review!

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