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"Okay if you want."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cosham, England (UK)
Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Cosham, England (UK)
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Probably the best thing about SSE is that you will most certainly have the chance to take on the challenges at work if you so wish.
The pay is not bad at all and the people there are generally nice. If you are looking for a place to tread water or if you are not really bothered about getting on too soon, then definitely work there!
You can opt into a pension, shares as well but generally speaking it is no better an offer than othr similar sized companies.

Cons

Too many promises! On starting with SSE take a look at their corporate inspired website/intranet. The offer and promise of training and development seem right on! The problem is delivery.
Unfortunately there is a gap between the corporate wishful thinking and the hard day-to-day reality of having no time to develop in the way that is promoted.
You will not be given time to 'find the carreer you want' at SSE. Its just the same as any other bog standard employer expecting you to go off and spend all your own time developing yourself, putting this into the workplace and there being no substansive payoff for this after an extended time.

Advice to Management

Break the mould of British business and actually mean what you say on your own website! (Believe me you do not!)

Other Employee Reviews for SSE

  1. "Scottish and Southern Energy - How do I get a job there ?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Inverness, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Inverness, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very enjoyble work environment. Opportunities for those who want them and work for them, regardless of qualifications or background. Potential job for life. Senior management see employees as their most valuable asset and treat them as such. Sharesaves and SIPS a fantastic benefit. Seen by outsiders as a "great place to work". Proud to tell people I work for Scottish and Southern Energy.

    Cons

    A bit too much red tape in areas when you just want to get something done, although they are addressing this and other issues in staff workshops.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget how important the staff are to the business.


  2. "Telesales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, grounding for sales and future career

    Cons

    Difficult job and high turnover but no more than other companies

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