SSE Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. A caring passionate company with good strong values. It's commitment to it's customers as well as employees is perfect

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    Current Employee - Project Team Manager in Knowsley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Team Manager in Knowsley, England (UK)

    I have been working at SSE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The safety culture and it's approach to giving a world class service. The team work and encouragement from higher management, along with the benefits just makes this company the perfect work place

    Cons

    Unfortunately as a lucrative company, people will always want something for nothing. Our values of treating customers like family, though a good approach will always lead some customers to believe they can counter claim for the sake of personal greed, and as a rule I believe we sometimes spend more than is necessary to please customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though we are going to spend a awesome amount of money on I.T. this year, something which we have been asking for sometime. I believe we could/should of invested years ago

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSE

    Pros

    A Great place to work

    Cons

    No real changes are require

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Executive

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    Current Employee - Executive in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at SSE part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great culture

    Cons

    Nothing to mention on this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. A continuing adventure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Havant, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Havant, England (UK)

    I have been working at SSE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a family away from home, everyone is close knit and go through the good and bad times together. Always supporting each other and being their brother's keeper. Amazing benefits, a joy to work for.

    Cons

    Definitely need management training especially within the call centre where I started out, seems like nothing has changed. Very young managers each with their own rules which means the rules are not consistent throughout the company. This needs to change and I believe more training will benefit the long term goal and vision of the company that SSE strive for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are great, training needs to improve a short term cost but a long term benefit. This should be invested in. There needs to be consistency within the company. I have worked here for 5 years and the same problems arise regarding management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. life changing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inverness, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inverness, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at SSE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I get to go to work knowing i'm always progressing forward, always learning and always growing. I work with a great bunch of lads that look after me and are always there if I need any help. In my view there's no problems with getting time off as long as I let them know in advance. generally everyone has been extremely friendly to me.

    Cons

    It can take a while for things to get done in terms of getting the information your needing or equipment things like that. right now things are a little sporadic as we're a bit short of team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider improving the speed we get notified of important information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Work hard and you can go far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Havant, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Havant, England (UK)

    I have been working at SSE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, people are generally good, obviously there are going to some poor ones. Staff benefits are really good and include, sharessave scheme where you buy share s at a 20% discount, shares sip buy 3 shares and they give you 6 free ones (yes 6 free!!), pension where at minimum they match but long service means I put in 6% and they 12%. Staff discount on energy bills, holiday plus so you can buy up to 2 weeks extra holiday, car lease scheme.......need I go on.

    I started 14 years ago in the call centre, planned to stay 6 months....now work in It on £500 million project to deliver smart meters and earn 4 times what I did when I started. I have industry recognised skills and could probably go else where and earn more money but I love working for them.

    Cons

    Too many freeloaders whose managers are not strong enough to manage them out. Change can be resisted by those not engaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contractor's are not always better value, make sure you take the time to review sse employees views before renewing contract. Create more junior positions to give progression to unskilled staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. SSE gets the 5 STAR work review from me!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance in Cumbernauld, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Assurance in Cumbernauld, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at SSE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the passion and work ethic of the individuals who work for the business and the fantastic support that you receive to develop your skills and prepare for the next step up.

    Cons

    Employee discount for Gas and Electric is still more expensive for me to go with SSE :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people, they are the HEART of the business :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. "Passionate, the will to succeed in a challenging environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    I have been working at SSE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progression, team work ....colleagues are from all different walks of life with all different levels of experiences which makes it the more interesting.

    Cons

    I feel I am an exceptional manager with many different attributes which will help the progression of the Business unit I work in , however I feel I have been let down with career progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your teams and managers to lead and display a passion for 5* customer service and after care and deliver sustainable and efficient performance for our tomorrow which in turn will help our growth and retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. One of the best jobs I've had

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Perth, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Perth, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at SSE full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Traning, your team, friendly managers, great pay, easy hours.

    Cons

    get changed departments and teams quite a bit

  11. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in London, England (UK)

    I worked at SSE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provides all the training and support you will ever require!
    SSE have a "family" view when it comes to their staff. They provide a good working atmosphere and challenges are never short! Success stories were shared through "open door," a dvd sent out to all the sales branches.
    I was able to develop myself and progress up the food chain in a short period!
    SSE will always have a special place in my heart!

    Cons

    Being in the sales department, we worked long hours but that is just the nature of sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact and listen more to those at the bottom of the food chain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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