Centrica

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A company trying to be cutting edge but still a public bureaucracy deep down

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Current Employee - Finance in Staines, England (UK)
Current Employee - Finance in Staines, England (UK)

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

Pros

Great opportunities for career development (up to a certain level)

Cons

Poor systems which can be intolerably slow and outdated
Weak decision making with little business planning
Lack of straight talk and honesty from the leaders
Cumbersome and top heavy management
Too much time is spent reporting/spinning a story rather than actioning a plan.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Simplify the structure and speak honestly with employees. Develop a strategy that gives customers what they want...

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Centrica Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP FICO Analyst in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SAP FICO Analyst in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Could have been better organisation...

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

    I have been working at Centrica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Parent company to work for depending on which office you work in
    Good Compensations and Salary benefits
    Good place to learn a lot of things

    Cons

    Some offices and P&L's not managed well and the leadership team really leaves a lot wanting. Rampant Office Politics which ironically the leadership team is responsible for creating, unfair treatment of employees and no growth prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need to choose the Senior Management well for P&L's and Bottom line is not the only way to gauge organisations success. Yes Shareholders need to see bottomlines however without the essential focus on real (not for name sake) Employee Engagement, Customer Service and Leadership Development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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