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Intresting and one of biggest employers in area

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Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
Former Employee - Human Resources Manager

I worked at RWE npower

Pros

Energy sector is booming now

Cons

Relocation opportunity has been realised

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get your act together management should take drama classes

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Organisation with a challenging program to merge separate businesses, but failing to consider staff in this process.

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    Former Employee - Support Analyst Programmer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Analyst Programmer in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at RWE npower

    Pros

    Started out as the MEB at which time it was a good place to work, flexible and trusting and empowering people to get work done. Some of the flexibility remained once RWE had taken over

    Cons

    Poor people management. Virtually zero training (none in 5 years). Poor feedback and lack of recognition for any effort put in. Happy to try and bully people into worse contracts with demotions. Unable to trust staff, or allow anything to be done without large amounts of paperwork. Slow to respond to other areas of the business, and virtually unresponsive to the individual staff. Tried to rely on self justified bonus schemes which left those with poor self confidence at a disadvantage while pushing those with a high self opinion into telling lies to justify their bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff and try to use staff in areas in which they are suited (both technically and emotionally). For example, come up with a non management career progression ladder, to avoid forcing those who have no people skills going into management to get a pay rise. Attempt to treat people fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Good people doing their best despite lack of leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)

    I worked at RWE npower

    Pros

    In general my experience was of a co-operative environment, with colleagues keen to help each other, and do a good job.
    Before the recession led to cut-backs, they placed great emphasis on putting on genuinely inspirational events where directors would present their review of progress.

    Cons

    Some significant mismatches in physical environment and culture between the many sites, so that the experience of staff and their perception of the Company will vary dependent on their location.
    Similarly, leadership from above was very dependent on department/site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was the worst kept secret in the world that senior team members didn't get on with each other and/or didn't want the jobs they have ended up with - even if that is the case you should be inspiring and leading your people, and presenting a united front.

    Doesn't Recommend
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