ScottishPower Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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ScottishPower CEO Keith Anderson
Keith Anderson
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good company to work for however long shifts(in 11 reviews)

  • "Friendly staff, good pay, career opportunities(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Aggressive project management with senior management taking little interest in what their team does but still expecting results(in 5 reviews)

  • "poor management, top to bottom pay gap is large(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, flexibility, HQ location in Glasgow, competitive pay package.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in senior management

  2. Helpful (3)

    "unnecessary stress"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ScottishPower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Big company so good opportunities for promotion or side-ways moves - The company overall genuinely cares about sustainability and ethics - Opportunities for flexible working

    Cons

    - Aggressive project management with senior management taking little interest in what their team does but still expecting results - Little opportunity for training and development with PMs often having little to no line management training - Staff sometimes overworked and stressed - Micromanagement

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    ScottishPower Response

    February 7, 2020Recruitment Manager

    Hello, and thanks for leaving us a review. It sounds like you were working in a pretty challenging project role, and I'm sorry you had a difficult time while you were here. It's hard to comment without specifics on this one, so forgive me for what will seem like a generic response: Some of our projects are tough. There is no doubt about it. The nature of what we do means that failure is not an option on a lot of our critical infrastructure projects, and we sometimes have to work to demanding timescales. Having said that, micromanaging people is far from helpful, and I'm sorry you sometimes experienced that. In terms of process improvement - YES - there does need to be more of this. We're part of a huge global business, which sometimes adds a lot of complexity, but we're definitely interested in finding ways to streamline things. Talent wise, we have a huge range of programmes and intiatives to help young people and women develop their careers: Apprenticeships, traineeships, Graduate Programmes, Masters Scholarships, the Returner programme for people re-entering the workforce after a career break, Internal networks, training... We do have a lot of contractors and they work side by side with permanent or fixed term employees, usually on a specific project. Tax rules like IR35 mean that our working relationship with a contractor can sometimes be quite different from a regular employee, and they may not be fully "embedded" in a team in the same way as SP people are. But we still value them enormously, and their expertise is a huge part of our success. Thanks again for the review. ^Katie


  3. "Short staffed, underplayed"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Middlewich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Freedom to manage workload, promotion opportunities

    Cons

    Pay and understanding of senior management of what we do

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  4. "SP Energy Networks"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Kirkintilloch, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic, supportive and innovative environment to work in. Excellent team looking out for the interests of customers. Bucking the trends of poor service seen in some areas of the company SP Energy Networks really does all it can for customers - at least at a call centre level.

    Cons

    Complaints and senior management don't always listen to their team but rather those more senior & those in other teams deemed to be "more qualified.

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  5. "Working at SP Energy Networks"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time

    Pros

    Good holidays and office locations, decent pay for the industry/area

    Cons

    Ageing demographic means majority of employees are constantly counting down to their retirement out loud lowering moral. Aggressive senior management style often causes people to go off with stress.

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