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SCC Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
48 Reviews

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SCC Chief Executive James Rigby
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  1.  

    Amazed they are allowed to trade

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some lower level management is ok and the general staff are great people

    Cons

    - Illegal business deals
    - backhands
    - sales man are the only happy staff
    - HR always avoid paying money out if they can
    - agree to do impossible things (literally) to keep customer happy
    - send unskilled and un-trained staff into professional businesses and hope they swim not sink
    - no training
    - no knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into things instead of putting them under the carpet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    "Profit above people ! " - the mantra of a cynical leadership

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

    Pros

    The technical (IT) staff are fun to work with and very good at their jobs.

    Cons

    SCC do not value people..that is self evident with their 50% + annual churn rate (yes, believe it!). The working conditions are positively victorian (old, broken loos, smelly stale air, no light, ); all office furniture is old and broken, it is cramped and the IT equipment is a total joke. They do things on the cheap here; they pay the going rate, but the rest is just a short cut to profit and its the employees who suffer. I have heard numerous complaints about the way people are messed about by HR and management, its a shambles as they cannot retain staff. This company deserves to go to the wall. No flexibility at work here either, so if you have young kids, watch out. There's no WFH and they will squeeze overtime out of you and then you will struggle to get paid for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What can I say; you have it so badly wrong. Get an independent assessment of the working conditions for staff and when they give it the title '3rd world sweatshop' then maybe its time to take note.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overworked, no rewards or recognition for effort!!

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    Former Employee - Technical Architect  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    None, but the pay is slightly higher than you will get elsewhere, but what they expect for that little extra is not worth it.

    Cons

    12 hour days common, working away all week nationwide. no work life balance, SCC want work, work, work and offer no rewards or recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as people with respect and provide a recognition/reward scheme for exceptional employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Iaşi (Romania)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Iaşi (Romania)

    Pros

    tHis was my first job . Ok for first job and for your debut in IT

    Cons

    Environment with stress
    work schedule is not very flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must promote the company values ​​among the staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dont bother!

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

    Pros

    Going home at the end of your shift

    Cons

    Management are stuck up no formal training only care about SLAS and stats
    Do not care about staff morale
    Jobs are described falsely you will find yourself doing a lot more than you are supposed to and for pennies
    Will only offer pay rise when you are leaving and by that time you have had enough ready!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your staff, treat them better and with more respect and maybe they wont keep leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible and soul destroy ... Glad to have left

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    ... you had a job ?

    Cons

    Management have no idea in how to engage with thier employee, other than ruling by fear of being sacked (for going the extra mile), loose part of your pay to cover the cost of an item going missing when the courier (TNT) have lost the said item(s).

    Being sent to jobs were you have had no training what so ever, just so that the SLA can be fudged as "engineer has attended". engineers manual out of date by 2+ years, so the password nolonger works and no one in SCC, ie CRM, knows who to call to get the correct password(s) other than "ask the customer".

    Echo of comments made preivously of how bad it was working for SCC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start a revolution and sack the Rigby family. Then and ONLY THEN, will SCC be at peace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company run purely for the benefit of one family.

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technician in Nottingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    They pay you on time. If you came on board via TUPE and can stick it long enough, you'll eventually move somewhere better, because they WILL lose the contract at some point.

    Cons

    No payrise in 6 years. They care very little, if at all, about employee welfare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, often misunderstood

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good people get recognised and do well
    Flexible company
    Care about customers
    If you fit in its a good atmosphere
    Being a large family business is quite unique

    Cons

    Sink or swim, limited training
    Silos in the business are a pain to navigate
    Fear culture in half of the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tackle the silos, it upsets staff and looses customers

    Train people! Sink or swim is a stupid business strategy

    Reward people, sales do OK but reward other areas of the business because they work real hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Service Architect  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great company, good work ethic, great leadership. I love the SCC brand and enjoy everyday of work.

    Cons

    Lots of away working due to lack of skills in certain UK areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't send too much work abroad (Romania)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sink or swim? Laugh or cry? Hell or nightmare? You choose.

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    Former Employee - Computer Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Got my under paid salary at the end of each month which paid the bills.

    Cons

    Glad to of got out this dead wood company. I echo exactly what others have mentioned, constant blame culture...not willing to listen to great ideas from some talented employees. Management's way or no way, when management ideas fail they blame you for it. Constantly sent to all sorts of jobs without any training. 19 year old sent to server calls when 8 months ago they was a carpenter and didn't know how to use a pc let alone repair servers. Computa center has been much MUCH better, they are more approachable, professional and more organised with better and smoother ideas. Honest managers willing to work for the good of everyone. SCC managers would rather a call loses SLA as long as they pee'd you off they are happy. If your looking to join them...you have been warned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Laughing stock of the IT industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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