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SSE Reviews

Updated 6 December 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. Helpful (6)

    "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.


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  5. 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


  6. "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


  7. 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


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Heading for trouble"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has the framework to support employees. Good set of polices pay and perks. Is really diverse and looks to be sustainable

    Cons

    There appears to be some real issues in some areas. Networks appears to have a lack of direction and lots of dead wood. There are lots of people in positions that haven't been gained on merit and with all the recent changes more and more of the wrong type of people are being promoted in to high level positions. This will undoubtedly end in disaster. These people are not good for the company and are damaging moral and processes and appear to do anything to keep their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking for yourselves and really look at how you want things to work before you start making changes. Also if you want the workers to follow you need to provide leaders with integrity. We will not follow morons and can spot liars we are not stupid. And finally, you can send them on all the leadership courses you want but it won't make them good leaders


  9. "Supplier Relationship Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Understanding and considerate. Payed for my second degree.

    Cons

    Wage slightly below market average.


  10. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - N/A in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and interesting sector

    Cons

    Poor IT, poor decision making, lack of transparency in promotions


  11. "Nice but can be frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Havant, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Havant, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive colleagues. Good security and safety culture which takes a little getting used to but is taken seriously by management in all departments. Environmentally aware (lift sharing encouraged, solar cells on Havant offices). Opportunities to see other bits of the business.

    Cons

    Can take a while to get things done which can be frustrating for goal-focused individuals. A lot of bureaucratic paper-based processes.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline paper-based process and procedures to reduce bureaucracy and make workflow more efficient; shorten decision making processes and timescales.


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