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Updated 10 July, 2018
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  1. "SSE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities at SSE

    Cons

    Salaries are basic, need to improve


  2. "Great place to work"

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

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

    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

  3. "SSE work review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and leave; plenty of work and opportunities within a growing energy sector

    Cons

    impact of OFGEM on delivery of work and ever changing regulatory environment


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Talk and Broadband Customer Advisor in Havant, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Talk and Broadband Customer Advisor in Havant, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable work, No pressure, Nice office, GYM on site

    Cons

    Managers not always very helpful, lower lever admin position people are promoted very much based on personal relationships

    Advice to Management

    Monitor lower level managers for laziness and personal treatment towards employees based on personal relationships


  5. "Overall good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere from hierarchy and open door policy

    Cons

    Systems are ancient and prevents the company doing anything innovative


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work within UK.

    Cons

    No cons within UK context.


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, Good Experience, Took away a few important skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt like I was being constantly watched.

  8. "Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension, work from home, annual leave, health insurance, sports and social club, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Salary, communication, training, micro-managing, IT department very slow, workload to much, management take advantage of staff

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, appropriate action taken against people who do not pull their weight


  9. "IT Procurement management is completely clueless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Generally nice people to work with, corporate culture focussed on safety.

    Cons

    IT systems are old and ineffective, IT procurement management is utterly incompetent and unable to deliver strategic sourcing. Very much a tactical, process heavy procurement function run by individuals who have no leadership skills or ability to transform effectively. Internal satisfaction results showed only a third of people in procurement would recommend working there.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your staff , be careful in the recruitment of your management team as not everyone has leadership skills. Address employee satisfaction or else the high turnover of staff will continue.


  10. "Good working hours"

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Electrician in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and discounts, share scheme, company phone and van, decent hours 7:30 to 3:30 finish 3 on Friday safety first company

    Cons

    Nepatisum, it's not what you know it's who you know type of place poor incentive scheme for electricians cable jointers seam to earn extra

    Advice to Management

    Don't make false promises to people tell the truth let people know what's going on within the company regarding changes


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