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Sam Laidlaw
4 Ratings

Pros
  • the company used to be a firm believer in the work life balance thing (in 5 reviews)

  • Centrica has good Flexible working hours (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Rampant Office Politics which ironically the leadership team is responsible for creating, unfair treatment of employees and no growth prospects (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Company in Chaos

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having Centrica on your CV can open a lot of dorrs. If not an ambitious person, you can keep your head down and keep your job for years.

    Cons

    Nobody has your back. Management changes every 18 months (or less). Constant redundancies (every year year at Christmas time) are announced. Colleagues will step on you to climb into dead men shoes. The company is heavily male dominated outside of HR and Comms.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the psychopaths in the board room and the senior leadership team Don't reward oversized egos. Be unhappy with paying the average. Seek the truth.


  2. Great company struggling with cost cutting and asset margins

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of IS: Power in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of IS: Power in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remuneration, professional colleagues, spectrum of roles and issues to challenge you

    Cons

    Very heavy focus on cost cutting and outsourcing

    Advice to Management

    Think more about value


  3. Helpful (1)

    Generally a good experience, some interesting projects to work on. The business itself has many different aspects

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always better to work for a profitable company, good chance of bonus plus other benefits. Some excellent colleagues Centrica is an integrated energy company so its possible to get exposure to Oil & Gas Exploration and Production, Energy Trading, Power Generation, large construction projects such as offshore windfarms , new power stations, offshore gas platforms. Logistics, customer service and analytics etc in the British Gas retail division.

    Cons

    Most of the office locations are not great, overcrowded bench desks often struggle to find desk space, meeting rooms, parking space.

    Advice to Management

    Don't risk losing more of the people that understand the business from your IT functions, Non IT staff appreciate having IT people close at hand Don't stifle innovation by such restrictive desktop policies, it's so difficult to get any software installed on corporate laptops even from companies like Microsoft or SAP that employees give up and get very frustrated. If you want to save money by using hot-desks introduce an office space booking system


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    Centrica Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP FICO Analyst in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SAP FICO Analyst in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Known name Flexible benefits and working (depending on department) Generally people nice

    Cons

    Lack of communication! Bait and switch tactics for salary Promise one thing, end up with another.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees!



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