SSE Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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3.4
57%
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51%
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SSE CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies
Alistair Phillips-Davies
222 Ratings
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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Manager in London, England

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits and flexible working

    Cons

    lack of employee socialising opportunities

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay poor communication"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay, location, people you work with

    Cons

    Cliquey management, little progression, poor communication

  3. "Good people, bad infrastructure"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Network Planning Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The care, safety focus and personal management are excellent.

    Cons

    Limited appreciation for academic skills, lower salaries than similar DNOs

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  4. "Great Staff, Great atmosphere"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EC&I Technician in Pontefract, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great relationships with work colleagues and very relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Alot of the rules were made by people who had no concept of the actual job so were impossible to follow and actually perform the tasks.

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  5. "All about the people"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Trainer in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    The people there are brilliant, will make friends for life no doubt and learn a lot as you go.

    Cons

    Huge company - depends where abouts the business area that you work in, but after being taken over by OVO the supply side is a mess.

  6. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Leader in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Family feel Reasonable pay Developing future landscape / industry

    Cons

    Limited change management opportunities Highly regulated industry

  7. "SSE/OVO"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Submissions Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    High rates of pay generally

    Cons

    Lack of personal development in role

  8. "Good place"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Havant, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    On site gym, decent management

    Cons

    They rely on contractors all the time, regardless the full time employee perform a lot better than them

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  9. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time

    Pros

    It's a very nice place to work

    Cons

    None, there really are none at all

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  10. "I am only leaving due to redundancy otherwise I would have loved to have stayed"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great flexible working hours and working from home

    Cons

    Lots of work getting outsourced to India

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