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Centrica Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Focus on work life balance and developing their employees (in 19 reviews)

  • Good salary and benefits package, fairly flexible working and you can have a very diverse career due to the size of the company (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant restructuring, slow decision-making and not enough employee empowerment (in 5 reviews)

  • Culture of favoritism, bad financial reward for doing a good job, lack of communication on company strategy (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Company has changed a lot in the past year"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrow, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Don't have to work much overtime.

    Cons

    As part of the reorganisation, things have got a lot worse. Our culture has completely collapsed


  2. "Worth working for them - great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    They look after people well

    Cons

    Utilities are under the spotlight


  3. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Complaints Handler in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Complaints Handler in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and continual change in pace.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for progression and restructuring.


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    "Treated well most of the time but once new management arrived it was clear the company no longer cares about its staff."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Windsor, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Windsor, South West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, good salary, parking, gym and canteen on site, medow at the back to go for a walk when you ever get tume

    Cons

    Treated as a number, says all the right stuff but they don't care how much stress they put their staff under! Glad to be gone

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your staff rather than your. Profit, people are a companies greatest asset!!!! To give senior management a bonus based on how many people they get rid of is not human or caring... to go from a fm team looking after 1 property to 19.... imagine the stress .... how is that looking after your staff????


  6. "Company. Cutting jobs to reduce costs for share holders. Shameful"

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

    Pros

    Flexible. Work, that's about. It. Was great few years ago it on down ward slide shame and sad to see. Although there some great people working there too.....................

    Cons

    Bad management, git worse since new ceo arrived, jobs cuts, need to luck after staff and customers. Top. Chefs need ask there common workers. How to improve. Work relations. All stick and no carrot,

    Advice to Management

    Need to rethink. How engage your staff better


  7. Helpful (1)

    "not really good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Centrica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, bonus and possibility to learn and develop your skills.

    Cons

    Orrible organisational structure, lack of communication. Bad resource management.


  8. "Big company, slow moving"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Great team members, middle management really cared. Focus on work life balance and developing their employees.

    Cons

    Always impacted by frequent restructuring and a desire to push out those that had worked their a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganise less, if you want to get rid of people, actually give redundancy to the long serving who are just sticking around waiting to get their pension.


  9. "HSES Summer Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company so got to do some really interesting site visits.

    Cons

    Was so bored, not given very much to do, limited direction and responsibility. Despite trying to keep myself busy all the time I started my days wishing for them to end. The office is also in a very inconvenient location, and people generally very bland.

    Advice to Management

    Improve.


  10. "Credit Risk Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job covers all the spectrum of Credit Risk whereas in other big Utilities, Analysts are focused on a very small part of the area

    Cons

    Visibility of the team in the business

    Advice to Management

    Continue communicating of the changes going on commodities markets


  11. "Good company. Lots of opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of different areas of the business to work in

    Cons

    Pay levels could be better



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