SSE Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SSE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job stability, staff discounts, share save opportunities,

    Cons

    In my department the management structure could have been better

    Advice to Management

    Create a more regular open door one-on-one interaction with management

  2. cost analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company perks and opportunities, well educated workforce.

    Cons

    Internal politics and to much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Simipfy processes and procedures

  3. Working for SSE has given me the chance to find out what I'm made of.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair, great corporate culture, excellent colleagues and a chance to contribute to the energy networks of tomorrow. Great opportunities if you work hard enough.

    Cons

    The company's IT and support systems for staff could be improved. Terrible mobiles, no or terrible laptops and poor meeting services.

    Advice to Management

    Give us the tools to excel at our jobs, it will save our customers and our company time and money in the long run.

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  5. hardwork, unrewarding and confrontational

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Team Manager in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Team Manager in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package, long term savings i.e. shares and pension

    Cons

    Little to no acknowledgement of good work, relatively low pay in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with the front line staff and feedback good and bad things

  6. Challenging work for 3 yrs
    I have been working at the company for more than 3 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSE in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - SSE in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at SSE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working at the company for more than 3 years. Had the opportunity to work on large, tech challenging projects. For a small/med company Trigent has an excellent learning environment for people coming in to learn new things.

    It offers maturity of a large company because it has been in business for 20 years. some older legacy projects can get boring. But they are good learning grounds and get experience

    Cons

    Need more fun activities

  7. OK...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Developer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salaries, good benefits and they seem to care about your safety and mental well being. Good career opportunities.

    Cons

    Very deeply nested corporate structure with lots of barriers and hoops to get things done. Some people are simply obstructive and add no benefit to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more relaxed environment and culture for software developers. Developers need relaxed surroundings, peace, comfy clothing and lots of coffee to be creative and productive. Follow best practices more - code reviews, unit testing etc. Embrace change and stop saying "this is how SSE do it".

  8. Big Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Place to Work. Safety is the priority for everyone.

    Cons

    Decision making process is slow

    Advice to Management

    Needs to improve

  9. Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Employee in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at SSE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay people off to shut them up.

    Cons

    Shallow minded and oblivious to culture and business

    Advice to Management

    Homophobic and Transphobic hatred throughout the entire company by senior management

  10. Poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Team Manager in Perth, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Team Manager in Perth, Scotland (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and employee benefits, interesting work and no two days same good variety of work streams Some good work colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor management and no training given though training for parts of job unfamiliar with promised when job offer made by management.
    Once management decide they want you out continually critise all aspects of work verging on intimidation at points ,weak HR

    Advice to Management

    Deliver training as required and offered.

  11. Lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A Great place to work

    Cons

    No real changes are require

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