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Updated 15 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance and talented colleagues" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Flexible working patterens available" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Far too much health and safety focus" (in 19 reviews)

  • "I was told that the RTSD Field Engineer roles were not as stable as made out by Senior management" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Quote Production Administrator in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Quote Production Administrator in Cardiff, Wales

    I have been working at SSE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, holiday, pension, shares

    Cons

    Car parking, communication, nanny state


  2. "Metering Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Metering Advisor in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Metering Advisor in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wide variety of perks and discounts. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    No accountability across different departments.

  3. "SSE"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some good staff benefits and very strong safety culture.

    Cons

    SSE head office sometimes doesn't know what it is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Get stronger on driving through on what was a fairly strong strategy.


  4. "Good company overall!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at SSE part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, very good maternity package, nice staff, good pension scheme,pay rise every year

    Cons

    working culture, too much focus on health and safety, people talk behind your bag all the time, very little training provided

    Advice to Management

    Chill :)


  5. "Good steady empolyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management and ethics. Worthwhile projects

    Cons

    Lots of change and uncertainty in the industry


  6. "smart metering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SSE part-time

    Pros

    conducieve enviroment. good emloyees , great company

    Cons

    the salary can be competitive

    Advice to Management

    not applicable


  7. "Sse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Electricity / utility company limited competition

    Cons

    Has got a bit lost over the last few years

    Advice to Management

    Less buzz words/ SMART/ value people not box tickers.

  8. "A good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Energy Expert in London, England
    Former Employee - Energy Expert in London, England

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

    Pros

    professional and nice people, customers were always happy

    Cons

    lots of travel covering whole of south east

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing


  9. "STAY WELL CLEAR OF THIS PLACE"

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    Former Employee - Proactive Collections Advisor in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Proactive Collections Advisor in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You don’t work weekends.
    Pay is national living wage rather than minimum wage.

    Cons

    -managers do not have a clue.
    -openly tell team and other members of staff, the reason for people leaving, being sacked or being off on the sick.
    -get spoken down to.
    -managers are bullies.
    -won’t get far if you’re not kissing up to someone. Or sharing a bed with a manager.
    -will only get development opportunities if you’re willing to stand on toes.
    -Training is irrelevant and useless.
    -briefings are always cancelled.
    -managers work whatever times they fancy. So you never see them.
    -schedules change often, with little or no notice.
    -you can only park 4 days a week, even then it’s a fight.
    -canteen will charge you 15p per sachet of sauce, alongside other disgraceful prices and will serve uncooked food.
    -managers are very touchy feely.
    -will put you down at every chance possible.
    -if your face doesn’t fit. You will certainly be tactically managed out of the business by the clique of snakes that surround you.
    -you will apply for a job, get interviewed for something else and get offered something totally different.

    Advice to Management

    Actually become management and stop being so concerned about your next lay, who’s sleeping with who or what trouble you can cause for the next face that doesn’t fit the bill.


  10. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Business Architect in Havant, England
    Former Employee - Business Architect in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High salaries and great training support both internal and external.

    Cons

    Very hierarchial, slow pace of change, if your creative and want to push the boundaries then this isn't the place for you.