OVO Reviews

Updated May 25, 2022

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OVO Founder and CEO, OVO Group Stephen Fitzpatrick
Stephen Fitzpatrick
197 Ratings
Pros
  • "OVO is dedicated to making it the best place to work in the uk(in 53 reviews)

  • "Free breakfast (and lunch on a Friday)(in 46 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Other entry level positions in other companies pay better than very experienced staff at Ovo(in 48 reviews)

  • "Sometimes feels slightly too fast paced(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Love it

      May 13, 2022 - Complaint Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Love the autonomy to control workload and freedom tk explore out of the Box thinking to resolve the issue

      Cons

      Not really found any yet

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Unpredictable

      May 24, 2022 - Smart Energy Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay and lots of benefits.

      Cons

      Unpredictable they changed strategy and said wanted to lose 2/3 of engineers in my area.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor management who need management themselves

      May 25, 2022 - User Experience Designer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Genuinely remote working. - Genuinely flexible working. - Genuinely inclusive company. - Genuinely modern in ways of working (proper agile workstreams).

      Cons

      - Managers who have no experience in the UX trade are apparent and this leaked into group meetings. But their culture is a hierarchy based way of working and it's sadly growing. Discouraging. - People who play politics only win in the department. Being good at UX doesn't mean much...as in they'll happily hire someone if they sound component and their soft skills shine. I found that very odd—respect genuine UX and doing the right thing for the user. - People genuinely steal work and then claim the lime-light—a lot of politics. - Most new designers are 'Senior'. I feel like this is a cover for an inferior department trying to look good with experienced colleagues. There is a clear lack of DesignOps.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best place to work

      May 11, 2022 - Team Leader in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Development, salary, benefits, way forward .

      Cons

      Joined with SSE and that took a lot of time to settle down

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Cringe fest

      May 19, 2022 - Software Engineering Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not that much, good benefits i guess.

      Cons

      No bonus, Force-fed wokeness, Bad pay, Fake mission, Too many pet projects

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Awful

      May 9, 2022 - Dual Fuel Smart Meter Engineer in Nottingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good team mates and direct manager

      Cons

      To many to list SSE took over morale left the business a bonus scheme that cant be achieve schedulers that are incompetent higher management that have lost touch with the business after to much involvement from sse used to be the best place to work now only care about facts and figures. Keep dangling a carrot for progression but then lie about it over and over.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Really Progressive Organisation

      Mar 25, 2022 - Transformation Lead in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Super progressive people policies - Great approach to flexible working - Well remunerated

      Cons

      - Nothing jumps out as an immediate downside

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall a good place to work

      Mar 26, 2022 - Business Analyst in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great benefits (including 9% additional cash on top of your salary for extra insurance, cycle to work scheme, tech voucher, pension, etc). Subsidised gym on site and cafe, and options to work flexible and remote are the norm, not the exception. Great opportunities to develop and advance your career.

      Cons

      My main criticism is that OVO like to most FAST over everything else, and strategy and governance often fall to the wayside. The company is growing through a bit of a transition with the merger with SSE that has caused a bit of culture conflict, but overall is a great environment to work in.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great net zero mission but poor management

      Apr 6, 2022 - Communications in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Everyone at OVO feels inspired by their Plan Zero sustainability strategy -It's a great experience working with the Sustainability team, who are excellent at driving the net zero strategy for the business.

      Cons

      - Micro-management: one particular manager provided very little scope for independence. Whilst making a more junior executive work additional weekends outside of the agreed contract -Little career progression: no promotion or salary incentives set -Most team members are overworked, which was exacerbated by company growth and industry challenges.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Mar 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      genuine about flexible/hybrid working model, senior leaders are transparent when any business changes, feels like a positive work environment where everyone working to our goals and mission

      Cons

      some processes need reviewing so consistent best practice observed

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    OVO has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 551 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at OVO to a friend and 54% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

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    64% of OVO employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated OVO 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

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