ScottishPower Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Good benefits but terrible management

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at ScottishPower full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, sickness and share save are competitive for the job you do.

    Cons

    Poor management and new system introduction on top off staff reduction in energy retail make it an extremely stressful and unpleasant place to work.

    Advice to Management

    You need more staff to help deal with problems the new system created and better local managment.


  2. Working for theives

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at ScottishPower full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Got an insight into the energy market, I now understand how the energy market works and will never be ripped off again

    Cons

    Horrible to work for if its through a 3rd party as it usually is. Over complient on things that dont matter and then turn a blind eye to the things that do

    Advice to Management

    I'd say you should really look into how the business operates from an outbound sales perspective


  3. Tester

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ScottishPower

    Pros

    Nice People, Interesting Work, Nice Canteen

    Cons

    Not a good location, Stuffy Office

    Advice to Management

    Free Tea and Coffee and milk in Kitchen


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  5. ScottishPower Generation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Kincardine, Fife, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Kincardine, Fife, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent for process safety
    Decent current wage structure and with opportunities to progress at present due to number of employees leaving the company

    Cons

    Salary and benefits continually being eroded.
    Spanish owners (Iberdrola) make all decisions, very few of which are to the benefit of SP staff
    New roles being filled by Spanish counterparts
    Part of a poorly performing and indebted company (iberdrola)

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairer and with more respect or risk losing all young talent. Unfortunately this is unlikely to change whilst owned and controlled by Iberdrola.


  6. Been with the company 10 years, loved my job and would never have thought of leaving but I am having those thoughts now.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good salary

    Cons

    So many re-structures in the last few years have left me feeling out of place
    Some corporate decisions being made have made no sense to me as the Spanish owners restructure the business
    New SAP deployment could be a disaster


  7. Shambolic mixture of the mad and moronic

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Engineer in Castle Douglas, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Project Engineer in Castle Douglas, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at ScottishPower as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are some good people here. They've generally given up on trying to run things properly having long ago learned it's impossible. Instead they approach life with a jolly cynicism and spend their days cheerfully putting out fires.

    Cons

    The rest of the staff try to run things their way which is often in opposition to the approaches of other staff and indeed common sense and engineering best practice.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that the solution to the "square peg round hole" problem is not getting a bigger hammer. Instead you could try being reasonable with staff, contractors and third parties.


  8. You need a thick skin working in the call centre.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people you work with tend to make the job worthwhile.
    Decent wage for the job you do.

    Cons

    Working in the retail sector, you have to have a good knowledge of the industry to have a chance of doing a fair job for customers. Your opinions tend to fall on deaf ears, and everything you find negative with procedure, or processes, has to be sugar coated.

    Advice to Management

    Properly communicate to staff any changed in process, and have a clear and accurate system in place for when changes are made.


  9. Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at ScottishPower

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good package including good bonuses

    Cons

    Long hours at times but package good


  10. Stable

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at ScottishPower

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Job Security, Decent financial packages.

    Cons

    Can be extremely repetitive. Will grind you down over time


  11. A great learning experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at ScottishPower

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    at the cutting edge of technology

    Cons

    if your face did not fit no matter how good you were at your job, then you had to leave



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