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    I have been working at Centrica full-time

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    Pros

    Flexible working, recently improved training, lots of opportunities to cover different roles

    Cons

    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


Centrica Interviews

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    Human Resources Summer Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Windsor, South West England, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Centrica (Windsor, South West England, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    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.

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Centrica Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers , The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List , Corporate Knights, 2010
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Website www.centrica.co.uk
Headquarters Windsor, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (CPYYY)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors E.ON UK, Iberdrola, RWE npower

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 ... More

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