SSE Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2022

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3.6
68%
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SSE CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies
Alistair Phillips-Davies
331 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working, Good Pension contributions(in 59 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and career progression options(in 43 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "SSE was sold to OVO so I was not sure of my future(in 43 reviews)

  • "Senior Management were stuck in the dark ages(in 38 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good

      Jan 13, 2022 - Wind Engineer in Perth, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      positive work life balance and perks

      Cons

      not much progression opportunity available

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jan 10, 2022 - Programmer Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Warm culture running through organisation

      Cons

      Going through a period of transition

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love working here

      Dec 29, 2021 - Campaign Advisor in Reading, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment. SSE care slot about H&S and training. My colleagues are considerate and respectful, I have worked 3 projects so far in the space of 9 months so I have had a range of new skills and experiences already. Flexible working.

      Cons

      Wish there was parking available.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Work in AP Department

      Jan 12, 2022 - Accounts Payable Associate in Holytown, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility with working times, i.e unexpected childcare issues etc. You could always leave and do the time back.

      Cons

      Poorly managed department, employees had a negative attitude to everything. Constant changes that weren't managed well. Managers micromanaging everything! No progression. Wouldn't work in that department again, this review is only for AP as I heard from other employees in other departments how they were enjoying their work and the company.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      Dec 27, 2021 - Customer Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mental health and Microsoft training along with support

      Cons

      Fast paced environment, you will do a great many projects

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work with many opportunities to grow

      Dec 16, 2021 - GIS Operator in Thatcham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Diverse environment - Most roles are advertised internally first, giving the opportunity to existing SSE employees to grow within the company - Good pension scheme and other benefits - Great attention and training in health and safety rules

      Cons

      - Not much care for the employees because a lot of people are working in this company - Some of their depots are not in good condition for an office job - The salary progression is not good - Loyalty is no longer rewarded

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Enjoyed it

      Dec 16, 2021 - Quantity Surveyor in Reading, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with and a great team

      Cons

      Communication could have been better

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good culture

      Dec 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Take care of staff in it for the long haul, opportunities to develop.

      Cons

      Difficult moving up pay grades within as outsiders tend to get paid better going into a role than when insiders move.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Best corporate company I've worked for

      Dec 9, 2021 - Power BI Analyst in Larne, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, easy going, nice incentives

      Cons

      Lower than average wages. Outdated systems.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Employer

      Dec 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent Culture, Reasonable Pay, Good Opportunities.

      Cons

      No real cons at the moment.

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