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SSE Good generally but management level not good

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Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)

I have been working at SSE

Pros

The general people that work there are excellent

Cons

Promotion prospects are nill. Management at some levels bad.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sort out job and work recoginition. Make your employees feel they are wanted and show you understand their contribution. Reward hard work

No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    A nice friendly company to work for. Managers are easy going and kind. There is a culture of respect.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE

    Pros

    family environment
    good hours
    flat management structure

    Cons

    low salary
    difficult to progress
    people stay on the same job for ages
    lack of innovation
    difficulty in getting new ideas through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should invest more on people
    increase salaries
    support training - not just apprentices
    take a look at what other companies are doing

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Okay if you want.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cosham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cosham, England (UK)

    I have been working at SSE

    Pros

    Probably the best thing about SSE is that you will most certainly have the chance to take on the challenges at work if you so wish.
    The pay is not bad at all and the people there are generally nice. If you are looking for a place to tread water or if you are not really bothered about getting on too soon, then definitely work there!
    You can opt into a pension, shares as well but generally speaking it is no better an offer than othr similar sized companies.

    Cons

    Too many promises! On starting with SSE take a look at their corporate inspired website/intranet. The offer and promise of training and development seem right on! The problem is delivery.
    Unfortunately there is a gap between the corporate wishful thinking and the hard day-to-day reality of having no time to develop in the way that is promoted.
    You will not be given time to 'find the carreer you want' at SSE. Its just the same as any other bog standard employer expecting you to go off and spend all your own time developing yourself, putting this into the workplace and there being no substansive payoff for this after an extended time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the mould of British business and actually mean what you say on your own website! (Believe me you do not!)

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