SSE Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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  1. Great place to work - lacks strategy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Havant, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Havant, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good package and location....pension is excellent, good colleagues

    Cons

    Parking is a pain, leadership lack strategy and setting direction, leads to wasted energy / effort regularly

    Advice to Management

    Set a strategic direction, empower teams to deliver it, cut out beauracracy, streamline processes, trust your staff....build a multi story car park at Havant


  2. Working for SSE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Excellent employer. Great company culture. Opportunities across abroad range of working areas

    Cons

    Can be a lot of red tape but that's to be expected with a large organisation


  3. overmanaged

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Fitter in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Apprentice Fitter in Dundee, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at SSE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. Staff reasonably well looked after.

    Cons

    Management heavy. Communication like Chinese whispers.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication needed.


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  5. cost analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company perks and opportunities, well educated workforce.

    Cons

    Internal politics and to much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Simipfy processes and procedures


  6. Challenging work for 3 yrs I have been working at the company for more than 3 years.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SSE in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - SSE in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working at the company for more than 3 years. Had the opportunity to work on large, tech challenging projects. For a small/med company Trigent has an excellent learning environment for people coming in to learn new things. It offers maturity of a large company because it has been in business for 20 years. some older legacy projects can get boring. But they are good learning grounds and get experience

    Cons

    Need more fun activities


  7. Big Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Place to Work. Safety is the priority for everyone.

    Cons

    Decision making process is slow

    Advice to Management

    Needs to improve


  8. Metering operative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meter Fixer
    Current Employee - Meter Fixer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, 2 shares schemes, discounted energy, plus many more staff only benefits

    Cons

    Performance related pay, no overtime pay just toil


  9. Great company, poor middle management!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Havant, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Havant, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As long as you hit your targets and put in the effort you do get recognition and possible new opportunities. The company invest a lot of time and money on existing employees.

    Cons

    Due to a lot of pressure, some middle management don't recognise these individuals allowing for that work ethic and enthusiasm to go unnoticed, leading to loss in morale!

    Advice to Management

    Get to know what motivates each of your employees and use this to generate good morale and results. Now what their goals and take a genuine interest in helping them reach it.


  10. Twenty years of blood, sweat and tears

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Account Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Billing Account Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    I have been working at SSE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My colleagues make every day enjoyable, and we all enjoy getting things done as a team, and making sure our customers get the best possible service.

    Cons

    The software we have to use is not always up to the job, and the management need to relax, and allow the experienced staff to use their own judgement whenever possible. Communication is key and making sure the staff have the necessary tools to perform at the required standard.

    Advice to Management

    Use the loyalty and experience of your staff to your advantage, instead of encouraging them to leave (VER) and replacing them with young, eager but less experienced staff, who don't necessarily have the best interests of the company at heart.


  11. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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



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