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3.4 of 5 20 reviews
www.sse.com Perth, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.4 20 reviews

                             

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SSE CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies

Alistair Phillips-Davies

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Twenty years of blood, sweat and tears

    Billing Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Basingstoke, England (UK)

    ProsMy 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementUse 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsJob stability, staff discounts, share save opportunities,

    ConsIn my department the management structure could have been better

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a more regular open door one-on-one interaction with management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company to work for, fallen into a career.

    Project Support (Current Employee)
    Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)

    ProsFantastic opportunities for progression, once becoming an employee there are unlimited benefits an intensives to perform.

    ConsAs with many companies this size it is very difficult to prove yourself, and to be given bigger challenges and opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has already started to offer improvement courses to it employees, this is a great scheme, which I think could be built on, making these opportunities possible for more people who are dedicated to the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    sse is a great place to work , with great benefits with friendly staff and management

    Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee)
    Basingstoke, England (UK)

    Prosgreat packages, going to work is like being with family as co-workers are lovely and always willing to support each other,

    Consjob roles and working hours change way too regularly , once you think your settled things change so you cant get comfortable, targets that are set are achievable but at very high standards which sometimes are hard to reach

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more understanding , listen to your employees and consider their needs as well as the business, think emergency leave needs to be based on the individual and time needed for holiday to be accepted could be reduced

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, supportive and considerate team, good work life balance

    Senior Finance Professional (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is in a stable and recession proof economic sector. Some of the pros are loyalty to staff, supportive and considerate teams, good work life balance, flat management structure. Intra company moves is encouraged. Job off shoring and outsourcing is discouraged.

    ConsBecause of the largely flat management structure, advancement within teams are almost nill. You need to switch job to progress. I guess this is similar to what you'll find in similar sized companies. There is also an element of bureaucracy that you'll find in similar sized companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce some of the bureaucracy and make innovation processes work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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