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Updated 12 February 2019
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  • "Far too much health and safety focus" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Lack of Opportunity to gain exposure to senior management/other departments that you may be interested in" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "contracting"

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

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Safe company to work for with great benefits

    Cons

    Quite quiet over the winter period


  2. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, no other pros I can think of

    Cons

    Relocation to reading from basingstoke

  3. "SSE collections advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.
    Laid back and lovely managers.
    Support and quality training

    Cons

    parking spaces gets filled quickly, limited spaces.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior managers letting SSE down"

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    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Perth, Scotland
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Perth, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - good company -good benefits/pension -fun teams -good incentives

    Cons

    -senior managers pick favourites -hard to progress even if working really hard

    Advice to Management

    Make career progression easier


  5. "Some good, some bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Company is looking to do the right thing. Some knowledgeable industry experts and and a general attitude of wanting to do right by the customer

    Cons

    Sometimes confused thinking with lots of change of direction. Politics between various areas of the business stunts real progress being made


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Questionable Management in IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable environment on the most part.

    Cons

    IT management dont understand how your human resources are one their key assets. A bums on seats mentality from certain managers.

    Office space being oversubscribed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat professional staff as professionals no need to Micromanage


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company provides good benefits.

    Cons

    It can be very busy at times.

  8. "Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and hours are okay

    Cons

    Unable to progress in your career


  9. "Bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Okay pay for a call centre

    Cons

    You are expected to be on the phone at all times. 10 min toilet break time which goes against you if you take it. Management does not listen. Expected to push boiler cover and other services although advertise as a Customer Service role with no sales. They are also really into safety and can get in trouble if you don't hold on to the left hand side of the handrail when walking down the stairs.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, understanding and young environment

    Cons

    Low salary and no opportunity to have flexible schedules

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary considered that the cost of life is increasing