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Updated 4 January, 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. "Events Manager"

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    Former Employee - Events Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Events Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great training opportunities, the company invests in developing staff

    Cons

    - Office based, fixed hours, not very flexible in terms of working from home or working from a mobile location
    - Outdated systems that were very challenging to work with

    Advice to Management

    - Investing into new technologies to bring systems up to date to meet business needs and future needs. Challenging to work on systems that required heavy manual input.


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  5. "Company needs to update and modernise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Good pension and benefits package

    Cons

    Not enough support or resources provided from above to carry out your job. Too different between depots and not consistent across the board. Wages for staff poor and need increasing otherwise recruiting will be even more difficult than it is at the moment.
    Tied into council contracts that are not profitable through poor negotiations.

    Advice to Management

    Invest into it properly or walk away from the non profit contracts as not sustainable


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellant opportunities for people who are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Some staff have a poor attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Increase staff benefits for longer tenure employees.


  7. "Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SSE full-time

    Pros

    The salary was the only good thing

    Cons

    Clicky management
    Unrealistic sickness policy
    Bad communication through the ranks
    Don’t stay in the same job for more than a few months
    No rewards or appreciate considering the size of the company

    Advice to Management

    Sort it out


  8. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Flexible Shifts
    Great Atmosphere
    Great staff
    Good working atmosphere.
    Overall great experience.

    Cons

    Career Progression wasn't very good unless you fitted in.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company bad management"

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    Former Employee - Dogsbody in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Dogsbody in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible working and nice crowd of people to work with

    Cons

    Management are lazy and dont understand their roles. Very male dominated and very little room for progression. PDP reviews your marked down in case you look like your doing "too well" at your job

    Advice to Management

    Learn about the office you run and the time and effort put in by staff


  10. "Casual Merchandising Crew"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SSE part-time

    Pros

    Really good pay, great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to wait quite a while for a shift when working casual.


  11. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, some very talented people in place in the business

    Cons

    Poor Salary, Performance Management process is in place but does not always inform succession planning. Some examples of promotion and opportunities given to under performers due to nepotism.


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