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SSE Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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  1. "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, capable management, chilled environment

    Cons

    Not the most challening environment you may wish for


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Hardwork gets you nowhere!"

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    Current Employee - CSA in Havant, England
    Current Employee - CSA in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet nice people and good money

    Cons

    Progression is poor if your don't have a face that fits


  3. "Strategy role"

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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

    Friendly working environment, met some really nice colleagues, relatively flat structure, senior management approachable. Good work/life balance, flexible working.

    Cons

    Top heavy, too many directors/heads of something, it can be confusing and costly. Going through cost cutting and a lot of restructuring. Political, it's about who you know than what you can deliver. No strategy from the top, people are busy with what grab their attention. Opportunities not assessed equally but depend on if you know the MD.

    Advice to Management

    Need strategy/direction from the top and partial review of the businesses. Cut the number of directors, you will save a lot.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "lost the plot"

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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

    Pros

    Best reason to work for SSEN - get trained ignore the crap do 2 years for the experiance and leave to earn twice as much out side in the real world.

    Cons

    Performance related pay, = mass pay cut
    Regionalisation of networks broke the team ethos.
    Many people leveling due to work levels and poor management, and then they decide to cancel recruitment, meaning more very unhappy over worked staff and more leavers.
    Poor pay when compared to same roles outside
    Senior management have not got a clue as to what happens at the coal face, they work with spreadsheets not people.

    Advice to Management

    Leave, not fit for purpose, over paid and over valued - you are failing in a monolopy and thats going some!


  6. "SSE"

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

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities for those who excel to self develop and move through the rankings. Good initial incentives for apprentices and trainees

    Cons

    Variety of knowledge across workforce between individuals, although this is the case a drive is in place to educate all employees to their roles

    Advice to Management

    Constant observation of employees progress as an individual would help to set them up a positive drive to the work force to continually strive for personal improvement


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Unit Controller in Perth, Scotland
    Current Employee - Unit Controller in Perth, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a caring and safety conscious organisation that looks after it's staff and offers them excellent training opportunities.

    Cons

    Long term planning at the site where I work would be a huge benefit to myself

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote working within a safe environment


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Avoid working at sse customer service!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Havant, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Non that i can think of, would have given one pro if we could use the parking on site.

    Cons

    Bullying environment, stats orientated and unrealistic expectations. Although SSE care about the customers, they dont care about you (staff). Very unprofessional with plenty of shouting around you and playing silly games - feels like youre back at school. If youre looking for a career, dont go for sse as they only pick oit their favourites.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and stop brushing us off like your system is working. Its a shambles and is leading to staff leaving. Also, find yourself real team leaders with experience - not cowboys for team leaders/managers. Abaolute joke!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People there are nice to work with. We alway support each other whenever we need.

    Cons

    Working in a Call centre is very stressful. There's a lot to take in.

    Advice to Management

    Training period is too short to cover the situations happening everyday.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "If your thinking of joining, just don't."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Starting salary is good considering what job you do, the best part is when you leave the office and finish your shift.

    Cons

    This company is one of the worst I have ever encountered, you have to reverse park your car, are handed out "yellow cards" for breaking their rules like walking down the stairs without holding a handrail. They only allow you to park on site a few days a week with that you need to display an SSE badge with the day you can park the other days you need to park offsite (very difficult in the middle of nowhere), the managers are bullying manipulative and if you speak up you will be targeted. They have no morals for their employees, the starting wage is pretty good but ask yourself
    Is money everything? I would much rather clean toilets and be happy! This company drain you, you work until 10pm most nights, they recruit every month because the turnover of staff is terrible. You are bombarded with safety notices all day everyday, they promise you the world but when your their your a number who can be replaced next intake (a month later) they are sexist, racist and treat you like dirt and I was only customer service, I've seen lots of the woman cry at their desks and then they are told off incase customers can hear them! Awful stay away my advice go elsewhere someone who treats their employers like
    Real, happy people.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Treat you like a second class citizen!"

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

    I have been working at SSE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very hard working and committed staff. Some of the best engineers i have worked with

    Cons

    Treat their engineers with contempt. Wages are terrible. Enforced over time most of the time with out pay. No occupational sick pay for the 1st 5 days of any sickness Work life balance is non existent. unobtainable bonus system. Call out retainer not gone up in the last 10 years! Management are in the dark ages.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your engineers, If you dont then you will continue to lose the best! Pay the going rate! Any treat your home services staff the way others are treat with in sse. Understand the importance of a work life balance.


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