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Updated Sep 5, 2019

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Centrica CEO Iain Conn
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Could of been better"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Centrica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

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

    Centrica2018-03-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Get out!"

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    Former Employee - Houston in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility if you work in the US your manager and for sure leadership will be in the UK. Unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    UK leadership is horrible. There is a lack of trust between the UK and US teams. They have removed all the strategic roles in North America. They used to have some really dynamic leadership on Houston they are all gone now. All the people I know that are staying are doing so for cushy job people don't go into the office anymore and are working part time for full time salary. They don't really care anymore. It... really is a shame Direct Energy was a great place five years ago doing great things and the results. All the good people have left or will leave and you will be stuck with people who don't want to work. Changing the bonus structure for 2019 anyone good left or will leave in 2020 when they get their bonus it won't be what they have been used too. Centrica doesn't seem to have a strategy other than cut costs and layoffs. Just not a good place to be.....

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    Advice to Management

    Sell US operations

    Centrica2019-08-16
  3. "Interesting but challenged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    High aspirations for new growth businesses

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized, in the midst of cost cutting etc.

    Centrica2019-05-31
  4. "Na"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are no positives to this co.

    Cons

    Too many to name . Unprofessional blue collar place .

    Advice to Management

    Close

    Centrica2019-06-18
  5. Helpful (3)

    "walk away, no RUN away from this train crash"

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    Former Employee - Developer in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    wouldn't say pros - salary competitive, benefits - at best ok

    Cons

    Most toxic work place ever in my career. Managed by fools incapable of direction or strategy. Happy to bait and switch customers. If you are looking to derail your career or go to a company run by religious zealots - this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    go do something else, you've ruined a lot of peoples careers, and you are deceptive to customers. Think PETA principle, the guys in UK don't know what fools they hired

    Centrica2019-05-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fake News"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centrica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Above average pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management is clueless Company is run to appease shareholders only. Hostile work environment if you're over 40.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue as to the marketplace is the US.

    Centrica2019-03-07
  7. Helpful (3)

    "HR"

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

    I have been working at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to work remotely and free Starbucks coffee

    Cons

    Frustration with inexperienced managers, tons of clunky change

    Advice to Management

    Promote managers with proven experience; not just someone who sounds good or someone who worked from your previous company

    Centrica2018-08-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits and work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Internal Communications Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Good focus on mental health Work life balance is great (but will depend on line manager)

    Cons

    Technology to do job is a bit unreliable Restructure every 18 months which is focused on headcount reduction rather than new opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at what smaller energy suppliers are doing

    Centrica2019-08-23
  9. "Centrica"

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    Former Employee - Business Partner in London, England

    I worked at Centrica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company, great people.

    Cons

    Large amount of change in the organisation.

    Centrica2019-08-23
  10. "Great company with great benefits and people"

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    Current Employee - Channel Marketing Specialist in Staines, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centrica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great multi national company to work for with great culture and benefits

    Cons

    None I have seen so far

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job

    Centrica2019-08-21
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