SSE
3.6 of 5 9 reviews
www.sse.com Perth, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 02, 2014
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SSE CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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One of the best jobs I've had

Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee)
Perth, Scotland (UK)

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

ProsTraning, your team, friendly managers, great pay, easy hours.

Consget changed departments and teams quite a bit

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Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGood rates of pay for the job itself, especially for a call centre job.
Health and safety is taken serious, very seriously at SSE.
Always support if needed.

ConsFar to many indecisive changes by management, the business demands change very quickly due to energy market.
Difficult to progress without being favoured by management, many vacancies were not advertised but simply given to, popular members of staff.
Office politics is excessive.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a honest internal employment structure.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee)
Perth, Scotland (UK)

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

ProsGood salary and have good offers on shares within the company

ConsVery hard to progress unless your "friends" with management. Not treated as a person, more a number to answer calls.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to treat there teams like family not just the customers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Area Sales Manager (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at SSE full-time for more than 5 years

ProsProvides all the training and support you will ever require!
SSE have a "family" view when it comes to their staff. They provide a good working atmosphere and challenges are never short! Success stories were shared through "open door," a dvd sent out to all the sales branches.
I was able to develop myself and progress up the food chain in a short period!
SSE will always have a special place in my heart!

ConsBeing in the sales department, we worked long hours but that is just the nature of sales.

Advice to Senior ManagementInteract and listen more to those at the bottom of the food chain.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work, supportive and considerate team, good work life balance

Senior Finance Professional (Current Employee)

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

ProsCompany is in a stable and recession proof economic sector. Some of the pros are loyalty to staff, supportive and considerate teams, good work life balance, flat management structure. Intra company moves is encouraged. Job off shoring and outsourcing is discouraged.

ConsBecause of the largely flat management structure, advancement within teams are almost nill. You need to switch job to progress. I guess this is similar to what you'll find in similar sized companies. There is also an element of bureaucracy that you'll find in similar sized companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce some of the bureaucracy and make innovation processes work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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SSE Good generally but management level not good

Analyst Programmer (Current Employee)
Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)

I have been working at SSE

ProsThe general people that work there are excellent

ConsPromotion prospects are nill. Management at some levels bad.

Advice to Senior ManagementSort out job and work recoginition. Make your employees feel they are wanted and show you understand their contribution. Reward hard work

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A nice friendly company to work for. Managers are easy going and kind. There is a culture of respect.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SSE

Prosfamily environment
good hours
flat management structure

Conslow salary
difficult to progress
people stay on the same job for ages
lack of innovation
difficulty in getting new ideas through

Advice to Senior Managementshould invest more on people
increase salaries
support training - not just apprentices
take a look at what other companies are doing

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Okay if you want.

Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee)
Cosham, England (UK)

I have been working at SSE

ProsProbably the best thing about SSE is that you will most certainly have the chance to take on the challenges at work if you so wish.
The pay is not bad at all and the people there are generally nice. If you are looking for a place to tread water or if you are not really bothered about getting on too soon, then definitely work there!
You can opt into a pension, shares as well but generally speaking it is no better an offer than othr similar sized companies.

ConsToo many promises! On starting with SSE take a look at their corporate inspired website/intranet. The offer and promise of training and development seem right on! The problem is delivery.
Unfortunately there is a gap between the corporate wishful thinking and the hard day-to-day reality of having no time to develop in the way that is promoted.
You will not be given time to 'find the carreer you want' at SSE. Its just the same as any other bog standard employer expecting you to go off and spend all your own time developing yourself, putting this into the workplace and there being no substansive payoff for this after an extended time.

Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the mould of British business and actually mean what you say on your own website! (Believe me you do not!)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Scottish and Southern Energy - How do I get a job there ?

Engineer (Current Employee)
Inverness, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at SSE

ProsVery enjoyble work environment. Opportunities for those who want them and work for them, regardless of qualifications or background. Potential job for life. Senior management see employees as their most valuable asset and treat them as such. Sharesaves and SIPS a fantastic benefit. Seen by outsiders as a "great place to work". Proud to tell people I work for Scottish and Southern Energy.

ConsA bit too much red tape in areas when you just want to get something done, although they are addressing this and other issues in staff workshops.

Advice to Senior ManagementNever forget how important the staff are to the business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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