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SITA UK Reviews

Updated 11 August 2018
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  1. "Not bad"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SITA UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good worki ethics, ability to work from any locations or from home. I soon realised I. Was not just a payroll number but an actual person. They went beyond my expectations and helped me.

    Cons

    Difficult to get into the career path I had chosen, job title kept changing yet it was the same job I had been employed to do.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to good staff and retain them.


  2. "Management needs to change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor/HGV Driver in London, England
    Former Employee - Supervisor/HGV Driver in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SITA UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff. I was lucky to have good team around during my time. Some are still in contact

    Cons

    Better management will improve the firm immensely, Too much emphasis on cutting operational cost leading management cutting corners and laying off staff unnecessarily.

    Advice to Management

    Change the management style and give proper training to staff especially on health and safety

  3. "site operative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SITA UK full-time

    Pros

    good training always have the ppe

    Cons

    money dropped 15percrnt over 3 years


  4. "Jobs for the boys"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Maidenhead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The parent company and associated businesses, plus the existing infrastructure provide a basis provide an industry leading overall service provision.

    Cons

    The lack of clear strategy, the silo culture, the overwhelming perception of a failing senior management team who are only interested in their own interests, the lack of activity, under compensation and over expectation of the staff, (expect if you are amongst the senior management team) and manipulation of the you say employee engagement - why spend all that time, money and effort if you don't act in the feedback??!! SITA / Suez could be a really good company, but needs a clean sweep from the top down - Suez France - take action whilst you still have a UK business!!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workforce, act on the You Say feedback, remove the silo's and pay people commensurate to their ability, efforts and in line to the value they add to the business!


  5. "Poor Leadership & Rudderless Direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting industry with innovative solutions

    Cons

    Poor leadership at senior level
    Silo mentality across business groups
    Lacking clear strategy for business growth
    unmotivated / disengaged front-line staff

    Advice to Management

    Fix a strategy and stick with it.
    Stop the bickering / blame-culture between business areas within Sita.
    More proactive engagement needed with first-level employees.


  6. "new starter review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SITA UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Genuinely comes across as a company who invests in the people, and then allows development and progression. I knew several people who worked for Sita before I started- they are all of similar opinions

    Cons

    There does seem to be a small amount of empire building, but I think this is less than at some other energy Companies


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Redditch, England
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Redditch, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SITA UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are brilliant to work with

    Cons

    Get called in at short notice so can't plan anything with family and friends.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the place and don't hire druggies.

  8. "AS AND WHEN NEEDED"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Morecambe, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Morecambe, England

    I have been working at SITA UK (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very little pros from this title, is of a true opinion from me with this firm, this title gives an employer no recognition to the difficulty's caused by this kind of contract , the pressure to for-fill this role in call out to cover sites are not recognized by other full time members in their working procedures as key players, also the feeling is of the same from supervisors.

    Cons

    In my reality experienced, this title is being abused, or can be on , its who one knows !
    Example, if one did not turn up on a call and demand , unlikely to get another call, until one has felt its intimidation in a months wages showing , what I am trying to point out to management is of great concerns unforeseen.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize this title is a key role in this employment, could be worth considering for long term employed by this contract a guaranteed minimum weekly income when no work available because, permanent staff , don't want to take a : said holiday at them times of year.

    As and when, are inadequately represented and separated from many issues and discussions that can arise!
    Regardless to valued points raised.


  9. "Experience depends on your line manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SITA UK (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company that invests in its employees (if you have a line manager who is supportive)
    If you have a great line managers then it is a great place to work.
    Good work is identified and praised.
    Part of a larger group so opportunities to move around the group / world
    Very generous expenses policy if you have to stay away from home.
    Senior management communicate with all employees showing that they are real people after all

    Cons

    Salary below average and benefits have to compensate to "boost" the overall package.
    Certain regions operate on a who you know, not what you know basis.
    Senior management do not always get a true reflection of the grass roots of the business.
    Some incidents tend to get brushed under the carpet instead of being dealt with.

    Advice to Management

    Identify individuals who are taking a corporate "jolly" and manage them out of the business.


  10. "SITA UK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trading Manager in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Trading Manager in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SITA UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, result driven, family culture

    Cons

    High pressure and sometimes silo mantality