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SSE Reviews

Updated 14 Sep 2019

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Found 407 reviews

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SSE CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies
Alistair Phillips-Davies
176 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company provides good benefits(in 24 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, flexible working and annual leave (25 days min and you can buy more)(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "pretty decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Services Advisor in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, decent benefits, decent managers.

    Cons

    cant really think of any off the top of my head

    SSE2019-09-13
  2. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Incident and Problem Manager 

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

    Pros

    If you work hard you are rewarded with good career progression and support

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to adapt to change although this is changing and the business is getting better and investing in positive change.

    SSE2019-09-13
  3. "Great opportunities for ambitious people"

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    Current Employee - Assurance and Integration Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company , benefits & pay

    Cons

    Can be resistant to change , old fashioned processes

    SSE2019-09-13
  4. "Lack real money saving"

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    Current Employee - Team Manager in Perth, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The money is quite good

    Cons

    No development, nepotistic, lot if time wasters that add no substance get ahead

    Advice to Management

    Cull the waste

    SSE2019-09-14
  5. "SSE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good share scheme and good holidays

    Cons

    No room for progression and nasty gossiping

    SSE2019-09-12
  6. "It’s all going down hill .. many thousands will be looking for a new job soon if SSE Keeps going the way it does"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sick pay .. everyone takes about 6 months off per year

    Cons

    Far too many unrealistic targets, you’re told to have humanity but if you don’t get as much cash from someone in debt you’re in trouble but if the day they can’t pay you better collect the debt but if a cus says they won’t pay and complain it’s your fault and so do what the cus cants so SSE doesn’t get a third party complaint... targets change all the time.. management don’t pass feedback up the ladder.. if you are... bad at your job you’ll get an off the phone job if your ok to good you’ll probably get managed out the door ... so many people of with work related stress

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    Advice to Management

    This about the staff sometimes before profit

    SSE2019-09-08
  7. "I enjoy my role"

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    Current Employee - Credit Control Portfolio Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, hours, colleagues , office space and management

    Cons

    Slow progression, not many opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Make more opportunity for people to progress

    SSE2019-08-21
  8. "Ever changing culture"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    × salary is reflective of the work undertaken × opportunity to try new roles and experiences

    Cons

    × as a company going through constant change, it is managed poorly × the family focus and general focus on making it a Great place to work has dwindled

    Advice to Management

    Focus back on your employees

    SSE2019-09-05
  9. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Change Manager 

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

    Pros

    excellent work life balance, good salary, good people

    Cons

    decision making is slow. Too many middle managers

    SSE2019-08-20
  10. "Good job just bad management"

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    Current Employee - Smart Meter Engineer in Blaydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wage Work/ life balance

    Cons

    Bad higher management Bad technology

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lads, don’t tell them how to do a job when they are the ones on the ground working with the technology that other companies have turned away

    SSE2019-09-02
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