RWE npower Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Okish place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RWE npower full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to progress and lack of developmental structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. outbound

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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at RWE npower

    Pros

    excellent environment
    good working hours
    nice IT system

    Cons

    no progression
    Not enough commission
    long hours
    lack of control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RWE npower

    Pros

    Great place to work the people you work with make it great

    Cons

    Bad press
    A lot of restructuring
    Pay is good but unfair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a structure and stick with it
    You pay some people way to much for what they are doing and some no where near enough!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Respect your people, they are the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at RWE npower full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership and management programmes, great opportunities to work across many sectors of the business and the people are dedicated and willing to make the company customer focused.

    Cons

    Lack of strategy and communication from the top as the company continues to restructure, cut costs and off shore key customer touch points to India. Poor IT infrastructure, agile working,and long commuting times is not enabling staff to perform at their best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company will only be successful through the people it employs. It needs strong leadership, a clear strategic direction and honest communication with its people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at RWE npower (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good rewards package; salary, pensions, holiday, site facilities etc
    Lots of work to be done in a changing and challenging environment

    Cons

    Company restructuring has caused some co-lateral damage; dissatisfied employees and a management structure that is not working (yet)
    Role of PM has been downgraded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with customer to say 'No' to 3rd party costs
    Review operating structure and ensure correct number of resources employed doing the required tasks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. Interesting industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at RWE npower full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Change is coming and culture is changing

    Cons

    Industry is always under criticism

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Some great managers but also some poor managers

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    Former Contractor - Customer Advisor in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Customer Advisor in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)

    I worked at RWE npower as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The new culture that the company CEO Paul Massara has roled out alongside the customer transformation programme is definitely the way forward. This new look at how the business approaches its customers will enhance the comapnys reputation and help it to retain the existing and new customers it works hard to maintain.

    Cons

    The staff are complacent and change resistant. Management have a tendancy to Silo channels of workloads, instead of thinking end to end solutions. The chain of communications has been aided recently with skip level meetings, but the changes being roled out are being met by resistant staff due to failed previous role outs, and communication battles outside of the skip level meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The discipline of staff at one particular site is very minimal and the feeling that people are allowed to get away with unnacepable behaviours breeds more and more staff who think this way. A stricter management role needs to start dealing with the people who turn up to get paid ratherthan those who turn up to do the best for the customers. Less hierarchy is needed to be able to get issues dealt with at lower levels. Hr need to be more involved and the union less so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Fairly slow paced

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    Current Employee - Assistant Mechanical Engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Mechanical Engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at RWE npower full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not stressful, good worklife balance.
    Generally willing to invest resources in training.
    Nice office with good restaurant .
    Gym (apparently).

    Cons

    Slow progression, benefits and flexibility could be better.
    Recent reduction in staff has resulted in lower levels of expertise.
    Achievement and exceptional results not rewarded / distinguished.
    Uninspiring location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better rewards for performance.
    Clearer strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Fun at first, then lost its appeal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RWE npower

    Pros

    Good focus on personal development

    Cons

    Too many managers that hindered progress and decision making
    Too risk averse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delayer

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Graduate Scheme (Engineering)

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    Current Employee - Graduate in Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at RWE npower

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move around the company and work in different areas to develop skills outside area of expertise. Most locations have flexible working hours and there are a great deal of very highly skilled people employed here.

    Cons

    No performance related bonus. Some stubborn HR policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What is the company strategy? No clear messages from board level about what npower intend to do in the future. UK generation industry needs massive reform in coming years- where does npower see itself in the future market?

    No opinion of CEO

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