UK Power Networks

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UK Power Networks Reviews

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  1.  

    A good firm to work for, slow processes and systems but with a major Transformation piece in the pipeline.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy, Regulation & Finance Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Strategy, Regulation & Finance Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK Power Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A meritocratic organisation which encourages new ideas, hard work and good collaboration across all departments. A good mix of engineering and commercial focus.

    Cons

    Slow processes and systems, especially with respect to HR management. It is the HR processes that hinder the organisation, not the people. The Transformation programme that is in the pipeline should help to develop on this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A fantastic people centric organisation with a great focus on customer service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK Power Networks as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people and the passion to provide a quality service.
    The opportunity to progress into new roles.

    Cons

    The pace of change is perhaps not as fast as one might desire.
    The wide geographic spread makes getting to know different parts of the organisation more difficult - especially for a mid sized company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, especially recovering from recent storms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    A dry atmosphere with many grey people doing grey jobs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK Power Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance - most people out of the door by 5:30pm.

    Cons

    poor pay, poor conditions.
    Poor communication throughout the business - a silo mentality with people ruled by fear of their jobs.
    The leadership team on an 'executive floor' live in an ivory tower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UK Power Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly people to work with - most have been there for many years, opportunities to get qualifications and further your experience, they are currently trying to change and listen to peoples views

    Cons

    No initial structure or work for me to do when I first joined. It gradually began picking up after a few months but still can be slow at times. Most managers do not interact with people 'below' them - they often say they want to hear people's views but rarely speak to anyone that is not senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more approachable and make an effort towards the 'small people' - even if it's just a 2 minute 'hello' to a general group in the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    stay away

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UK Power Networks full-time

    Pros

    37 hrs work a week
    25days annual leave
    annual bonus about 500pounds

    Cons

    bad management
    no training
    no improvement opportunities
    full of idiots and old people

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK Power Networks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    in house canteen, nice people to work with

    Cons

    salary and benefits aren't very attractive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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