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I have been working at Centrica full-timeRecommendsPositive OutlookRecommendsPositive Outlook
Flexible working, recently improved training, lots of opportunities to cover different roles
Culture of favoritism, bad financial reward for doing a good job, lack of communication on company strategy
Advice to Management
Improve communication and too many layers of senior management need reducing
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Centrica (Windsor, South West England, England (UK)) in April 2015.
The first step of the interview process was to apply online, which involved answering questions regarding work experience and motivations to join the summer placement programme. The second step was to complete 3 online assessments: personality, numerical and verbal. The third step was a telephone interview which were primarily competency questions and based on the leadership behaviours stated on their website. The four step was attending an assessment centre at their office in Windsor. This involved 3 tasks: group exercise, presentation and interview. The group exercise was based on a short brief on a fictional project in which you and other applicants were observed in discussion and then presented our project proposal to two assessors and answered any questions from them. The presentation was based on a longer brief, which was more focused on HR aspects and included some statistics and data which were for use to create a flipchart presentation for one assessor, including questions regarding your presentation and proposed ideas. Finally the interview was a more traditional one on one interview, which used questions created from the personality test from the online assessment. They were based around competencies and leadership behaviours as well as a few more technical questions regarding HR.
Centrica is centered on integrated energy operations in the UK and North America through four major brands -- British Gas, Centrica Energy, Centrica Storage, and Direct Energy. The UK's largest gas supplier, British Gas serves 15.7 million residential and 1 million businesses with electricity, gas, and energy-related services in the UK. Through its Direct Energy unit, Centrica supplies gas and power to residential customers in Canada and the US. Centrica is also engaged in gas exploration and production and storage operations. Other operations include gas and ...