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ScottishPower Reviews

Updated 9 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Really good woorking environment, great workmates, good infraestructure and flexible working time" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good pay pension some of the benefits are good childcare vouchers sick pay flexible working hours training if you want to progress" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little decision-making done in the London office" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Aggressive senior management style often causes people to go off with stress" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Project Engineer"

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

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Not many to add to this


  2. "Engineer Intern at Scottish Power"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Dumfries, Scotland
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Dumfries, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Well Supported.

    Good variety of work (technical and hands-on).

    Got to move around sites freely, picking up valuable on-site experience.

    Was given responsibility for small projects, organising contractors and all the paperwork required (work permits, RAMS, PO's etc).

    Cons

    Long commute with no petrol money.

  3. "Business Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    plenty of scope for career progression

    Cons

    some senior decision are made out of the UK and do not fit the local strategy


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in High Blantyre, Scotland
    Current Employee - Project Manager in High Blantyre, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independence within role
    Flexible working to extend

    Cons

    No progression unless management is interested or you've made an impression
    Red tape and a lot of it
    Lack of processes
     Maanagement total disconnect from day to day jobs and staff

    Advice to Management

    Engage, listen, change


  5. "Work Satisfaction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time

    Pros

    The company has a good mix of people from across different geographical regions, making it a great place for multicultural awareness and breaking stereotypes. Work ethics and flexibility is also great.

    Cons

    Depending on your department or assignment, you might be doing lots of travelling. While this is good for people who love travelling, it could be a disadvantage if you or your situation does not require that.

    Advice to Management

    Good work environment and benefits on offer and appreciated by the employees, but there is a strong need to invest in more employees at the bottom of the chain.


  6. "team manager"

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    Current Employee - Team Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    well documented processes, clear goals and a good rate of pay

    Cons

    limited progression and hard to move from business area to business area


  7. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, holidays and pension

    Cons

    Outsource model means reduction in jobs within core business

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose experience it is hard to get it back

  8. "Pros and Cons"

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

    I have been working at ScottishPower part-time

    Pros

    In general SP offers a good salary and benefits. It's a nice building to work in. Most departments are open to flexible working.

    Cons

    It can be very slow moving and bureacratic. Depending on what part of the business you are in, opportunities for promotion are thin on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your staff are saying. Communicate with them. Stick to your deadlines - don't give false impressions you then need to go back on. Keep up the good work re flexible working, but don't let it mean the end to someone's career prospects if they work less than full time.


  9. "Worst employer ever"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros at all in this company

    Cons

    Devalued dont feel safe in a job at all

    Advice to Management

    Get more people skills and training


  10. "Bad PC Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prenton, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prenton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job with ok pay

    Cons

    Racism, sexism, prejudice, harassment, discrimination all rife within this company

    Advice to Management

    N/A