RWE npower

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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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2.9 19 reviews

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Paul Massara

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47% of employees 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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    Rubbish

    Forecasting Analyst (Former Employee) Oldbury, West Midlands, West Midlands, England (UK)

    Pros9-5 job - no overtime.

    ConsVery political ex civil service organsiation - lack of communication and vision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun at first, then lost its appeal

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood focus on personal development

    ConsToo many managers that hindered progress and decision making
    Too risk averse

    Advice to Senior ManagementDelayer

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    Graduate Scheme (Engineering)

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

    ProsLots of opportunity to move around the company and work in different areas to develop skills outside area of expertise. Most locations have flexible working hours and there are a great deal of very highly skilled people employed here.

    ConsNo performance related bonus. Some stubborn HR policies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat is the company strategy? No clear messages from board level about what npower intend to do in the future. UK generation industry needs massive reform in coming years- where does npower see itself in the future market?

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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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    Intresting and one of biggest employers in area

    Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsEnergy sector is booming now

    ConsRelocation opportunity has been realised

    Advice to Senior Managementget your act together management should take drama classes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

    ProsStarted 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

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people doing their best despite lack of leadership

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

    ProsIn 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.

    ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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