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SSE Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    safe and stable so far

    Cons

    respect for staff and duties

    Advice to Management

    Your staff are what make you. The city will only break you.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Regional distribution nightmare"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular pay not much else

    Cons

    Low pay for role, no support, immediate managers cannot/ arn't allowed to manage, lower management experiances on the front line ignored, young inexperianced degree students in offices remote from the front line know it all &make policy.

    Distribution has lost the engineering, it is now a spreadsheet and staff are just numbers.

    Agree with another review - they don't follow their own HR / policy rules, you break 1 yourself and rule book comes out..

    Advice to Management

    Start again, sack all the managers - get engineers in - An "ex Linemans" running distribution networks in a monopoly and failing - nuff said.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Victimised and discriminated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Out with the old in with the new......new management could revive this company it used to be a good place to work.

    Cons

    This company advertises for career progression but this is a lie. You are just used to do a job and if your face doesn't fit your going nowhere. They will tell porky pies just to show higher management there good at there job . You will not be offered any type of progression or training unless it's mandatory for your job. Company policy will be broken constantly by managers but you do the same it's time for disciplinary action time for a seat on the naughty chair.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking rubbish you can't manage a thing listen to the people that matter and bring the money into the company. Concentrate on building a team and stop thinking about were your next bonus is coming from.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Large co with excellent benefits

    Cons

    No mention of sales in the ad or interview but turned out to be sales! Rubbish hours

    Advice to Management

    Re word the employment ad to include sales!


  6. "Hospitality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    short shifts which made it not worth it


  7. "Electricity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are quite good for industry

    Cons

    Outdoor working so can be cold wet windy environment


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Safety taken to a new level"

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    Current Employee - Smart Meter Expert in Swillington, England
    Current Employee - Smart Meter Expert in Swillington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Not much work at the moment so it's a pretty easy life. The benefits are good but the wages could be higher.

    Cons

    The company only seems to move younger people up the tree. Anyone over 35 will be stuck doing the same job even if they have loads of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating us like school children, we do need safety but you take it to a whole new ridiculous level. I doubt I'll be staying, I'm a little old to be told off for not walking down the stairs right.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not concerned about staff's welfare"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cumbernauld, Scotland
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cumbernauld, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 12% discount on energy, good benefits programme

    Cons

    Very time managed, little room for freedom.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so stat driven and stop being on your staff's back all the time


  10. "Sometime good, sometimes bad"

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    Current Employee - Sales Adviser in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Sales Adviser in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and dress code
    Fun place to work, always extra things going on
    Varied work and opportunity to move around within the business

    Cons

    Ridiculous levels of compliance
    Excessive safety rules

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like adults, trust them to do the job


  11. Helpful (2)

    "dual fuel"

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    Former Employee - Dual Fuel Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Dual Fuel Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    sharesave and some great colleagues

    Cons

    management, nepotism and bullying

    Advice to Management

    focus on your long term staff and employ some decent managers based on their merit rather than the ability to lick their superiors cracks


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