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Centrica Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexibility/ good work life balance policies (in 27 reviews)

  • Very nice people who will take care of new workers (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant restructuring, slow decision-making and not enough employee empowerment (in 5 reviews)

  • Culture of favoritism, bad financial reward for doing a good job, lack of communication on company strategy (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent management with clear vision that is transmitted across the company. Attainable goals and objectives. Most of the personnel are willing to collaborate.

    Cons

    The company is leaving Canada as result of the Oil and Gas price slump. There is a huge job incertitude.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all employees are onboard with the Change Management initiatives. Employees and contractors require clear updates on the sale of the firm.


  2. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International, possible exposure across the businesses

    Cons

    Doesn't provide the professional development and support I would have liked


  3. "Conventional Canada"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Big improvement in asset base when they made a couple of acquisitions. Previous assets had them floundering even when commodity prices were strong. Large partnered investment allowed them to grow the company thru acquisition quicker than they would have been able to otherwise.

    Cons

    Worst leadership I have seen in over 20 years in the industry. Operations Leadership were castaways from other companies before the industry starting any layoffs. Friendships before ability and intimidation is the management style of Operations. Paranoia rules the day as low skilled Operations leadership control communication channels as they try to re-invent the wheel. At least they are trying but poor skill sets and execution rule the day.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade in Canadian leadership is needed.


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  5. "Service Desk Analyst"

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

    I worked at Centrica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    IT team was very strong and great group of people to work with. Infrastructure, Application and Business Analysts managers were all very great and supportive

    Cons

    All large decisions and process were decided in the UK.


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    "Land"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open concept on each floor

    Cons

    Poor leadership guidance from area managers


  7. "Geologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people good work and balance

    Cons

    Challenging work flows due to IT mismanagement

    Advice to Management

    Too many levels of management too many instructions that don't match and don't lead to execution


  8. "Great workplace environment"

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    Former Employee - IT Service Specialist in Staines, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Service Specialist in Staines, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace environment. Very good collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Does not have many working from home opportunities. Does not allow employees work from outside UK remotely.


  9. "Centrica Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pretty fun
    did some work
    had responsibility

    Cons

    Egham in the middle of nowhere


  10. "Working at Centrica"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice people who will take care of new workers.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not great.


  11. "Ex district technical manager central heating"

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    Former Employee - Retired in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retired in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable salary good pension and holidays

    Cons

    To focuses on managers hitting individual targets in their own departments and getting end of year targets not good for overall profit of company senior managers not in touch with workforce

    Advice to Management

    Look at overall company profits and managers bonuses listen to workforce and react on suggestions on how to improve


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