SSE Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 6 Sep 2020

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  1. "Good, but could be better"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, safety matters

    Cons

    Limited scope for career changes or courses to further your career. Senior management feel out of touch

  2. "Good to work for"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Perth, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Good company in general, biggest employer in Perthshire . Generally fair terms and conditions

    Cons

    Can be frantic and a bit in organised. Poor performance isn't generally managed very well which leads to incompetent senior management as those people progress. Progression can be fairly quick through different roles but then don't like paying you for your additional responsibility

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  3. "Poor management ruin what was a good job"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Bad senior management with a bullying culture. Constructive dismissal not unknown and people were arbitrarily selected and asked to leave under protected conversations. Staff morale was very poor when I left.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, free parking, structured training.

    Cons

    Senior management promoting due to personality instead of knowledge, skills and experience. Work can be repetitive.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Felt like being back in the 1980's but not in a good way!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefits package although salaries often lower than market rates.

    Cons

    Senior management view women as only capable of admin and support tasks. I am a professional woman but was asked to take minutes in every meeting I attended and my opinion ignored. Old boy's club culture with sexist jokes commonplace. No flexible working. Don't work here, particularly if you are female. There are so many better companies out there - none of these issues at my current employer.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good trainee scheme for young people"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kirkwall, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was good for my age.

    Cons

    Lack of vision from senior management

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Over-zealous internal policies and procedures; ineffective middle to senior management"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, flexible working, salary half decent

    Cons

    (This relates to IT) Flexible working is new - still a great distrust of employees and not enough desk space which isn't addressed properly No rewards, promotion, development. Rife with internal politics, old school middle management aided and abetted by an ineffective senior management layer that floats with ease from position to position, antiquated appraisal system, horrific absence policy; management seem to be able to circumvent open and fair recruitment at will.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Commercial in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, varied role, flexible working hours

    Cons

    No progression unless you suck up to management, blame culture (point finger first & ask questions later), lack of direction from senior management, poor salary in comparison to similar roles within the company. The list goes on.

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  9. "Okay depending on what you're looking for."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Real Time Systems Delivery (RTSD) Field Engineer in Perth, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Team had skilled Engineers / Project Managers. -Working with a wide range of IT/Comms/Control equipment. -Opportunities were opening up in other roles. -Strong union membership and decent terms and conditions overall. -Several base options were proposed after an initial period in Perth. -Training courses both internal and external were common. -Very strong health and safety culture.

    Cons

    -Snail pace progression within the role itself. Expect to wait 6-12 months to gain the necessary competencies and courses to be allowed to work alone (even if experienced with similar systems). If you’re moving internally, you’ll most likely have what you need already. -I was told that the RTSD Field Engineer roles were not as stable as made out by Senior management. -Constant talk of cost saving and keeping shareholders happy. -No Paid overtime - TOIL offered instead. -Use of own car packed/laden with tools for company business. -No computer or full access to systems for months after start date.

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  10. "Management"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable money Some nice people to work with

    Cons

    Senior management don’t care about staff Make changes and don’t communicate well to staff

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