Centrica

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Lots of potential but weak leadership

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Centrica as a contractor

Pros

Lots of opportunities, especially in North West England. Merging from small independent with major energy player

Cons

The best leaders left after the merger (hostile take over)and what remains are weak and ineffectual. Terrible communicators and very little people skills.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get some leaders who have strong people skills who can communicate with all levels of staff. It is too hierarchical and the Centrica policies go against all the previous ethos of Venture

Doesn't Recommend
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    geolgy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centrica as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    good, nice people I would rcommeed the company

    Cons

    theya re downscaling from upstream, rfwe

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    Centrica Upstream - mediocre

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    Former Employee - Engineering
    Former Employee - Engineering

    I worked at Centrica

    Pros

    Some very decent people in organisation, helped cross-functional working. Convenient location for some - centre of Aberdeen.

    Company encouraged work-life balance; 9 day fortnight would make this easier for some.

    Company had strong supply chain management was ahead of other operators in its management of contractors. Worked very closely with contractors to achieve win-win.

    Company worked hard at building a diverse workforce.

    Some very good senior managers, but also some very poor.

    Cons

    Conflict of interest in decision making leading to poor decisions: Organisation structure lacked checks and balances such that poor managers could push through major investment decisions to benefit themselves and their team by bending the truth and fudging transparency.

    Some key managers lacked technical competency and compounded this by only recruiting staff who could not show this up. Some managers were very political to the detriment of the organisation.

    Positive discrimination sometimes led to poor appointments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring checks and balances into the organisation and improve decision integrity and transparency.

    Build a strong technical competency and ability. Focus on personal and business integrity of senior managers. Remove ineffective and overly political managers.

    Be honest with workforce; do not always pretend everything is going well.

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