RWE npower
2.9 of 5 19 reviews
www.rwenpower.com Swindon, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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Paul Massara

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people, Healthy atmosphere

    Senior Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
    Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)

    ProsA lot of experienced people to learn from, a lot of oportunities to move between departments and subsidiries. Great for grads.

    ConsSwindon is not the most pleasant city in the world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood job, guys. I really enjoyed time in the company. It is just a time to move on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good career start point

    Settlements Analyst (Former Employee)
    Worcester, England (UK)

    ProsFriendly atmosphere, great career prospects if you apply yourself. Can easily move within the company to change your role.

    ConsWhen I worked there our office got moved 30 miles away, so I had to commute further on a busy route.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe that there are some brilliant employees working lower in the company. Keep nurturing the talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    keep their employee on top of any issues!

    Marketing/Sales (Current Employee)
    North Yorkshire, England (UK)

    Prosfull support and easy to progress

    Consrecently they are cutting down on jobs.

    Advice to Senior Managementhave employee feedback all the way to top in 1 annunal meeting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Boss makes it all bearable.

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)

    ProsNice location, Good facilities, Free parking

    ConsLittle known about life in the real world and real people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease thnk about being able to have staff take responsibilty for their actions and not seek to pass tasks and work on to other areas.....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    RWE workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsFlexible working and good work colleagues

    ConsLots of reshuffles and constant changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Respect your people, they are the company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent leadership and management programmes, great opportunities to work across many sectors of the business and the people are dedicated and willing to make the company customer focused.

    ConsLack of strategy and communication from the top as the company continues to restructure, cut costs and off shore key customer touch points to India. Poor IT infrastructure, agile working,and long commuting times is not enabling staff to perform at their best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company will only be successful through the people it employs. It needs strong leadership, a clear strategic direction and honest communication with its people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good while it lasted

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Leeds, England (UK)

    ProsGood rewards package; salary, pensions, holiday, site facilities etc
    Lots of work to be done in a changing and challenging environment

    ConsCompany restructuring has caused some co-lateral damage; dissatisfied employees and a management structure that is not working (yet)
    Role of PM has been downgraded

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with customer to say 'No' to 3rd party costs
    Review operating structure and ensure correct number of resources employed doing the required tasks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting industry

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsChange is coming and culture is changing

    ConsIndustry is always under criticism

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some great managers but also some poor managers

    Customer Advisor (Former Employee)
    Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)

    ProsThe new culture that the company CEO Paul Massara has roled out alongside the customer transformation programme is definitely the way forward. This new look at how the business approaches its customers will enhance the comapnys reputation and help it to retain the existing and new customers it works hard to maintain.

    ConsThe staff are complacent and change resistant. Management have a tendancy to Silo channels of workloads, instead of thinking end to end solutions. The chain of communications has been aided recently with skip level meetings, but the changes being roled out are being met by resistant staff due to failed previous role outs, and communication battles outside of the skip level meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe discipline of staff at one particular site is very minimal and the feeling that people are allowed to get away with unnacepable behaviours breeds more and more staff who think this way. A stricter management role needs to start dealing with the people who turn up to get paid ratherthan those who turn up to do the best for the customers. Less hierarchy is needed to be able to get issues dealt with at lower levels. Hr need to be more involved and the union less so.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fairly slow paced

    Assistant Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    ProsNot stressful, good worklife balance.
    Generally willing to invest resources in training.
    Nice office with good restaurant .
    Gym (apparently).

    ConsSlow progression, benefits and flexibility could be better.
    Recent reduction in staff has resulted in lower levels of expertise.
    Achievement and exceptional results not rewarded / distinguished.
    Uninspiring location.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter rewards for performance.
    Clearer strategy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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