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Updated March 22, 2018
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Pros
  • Flexibility/ good work life balance policies (in 33 reviews)

  • Very nice people who will take care of new workers (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Could of been better"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor company performance, lack of alignment among business units, layoffs


  2. "Good Company, Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Good work/life balance
    Good overall strategy

    Cons

    Going through a period of high change
    Inconsistent application of strategy
    Occasional lack of clear leadership
    Internal politics

    Advice to Management

    Consistency in approach and application of strategy. Eradicate internal politics!

  3. "Seen better days"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good range of benefits

    Cons

    near constant reorgs and redundancies


  4. "Director Finance Transformation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Group working environment, If working on a great team - fun environment

    Cons

    Travel , work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Focus effort to develop future leaders


  5. "Going nowhere...slowly"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Centrica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Centrica Canada - now Canlin Energy
    Great Assets
    Identity finally in Local control

    Cons

    Management indecision
    Slow moving - processes of a super-major
    Lack of strategic thinking

    Advice to Management

    Determine the strategic plan and execute it


  6. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good work life balance

    Cons

    Not the best paying but reasonnable

    Advice to Management

    equity


  7. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    A good work life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to get things done.

    Exec not lined up causing conflict. Nobody believes in strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your staff!

  8. "Typical big utility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Definitely the people. The teams I worked in were filled with positive, doers, people who got their hands dirty and got on with it.

    Cons

    Decisions. There were none. Managers are too busy looking upwards to make stuff work on the shop floor.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Company benefits, workplace culture, interesting projects

    Cons

    None really, a good place to be for a few years.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Energy Analyst in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Analyst in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work-life balance, good culture, good resources to work with

    Cons

    Large organisation, siloed, slow to change. I haven't agreed with a few of their strategic decisions.


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