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RWE npower Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee appeared to have a good work life balance with the option to work at home (in 6 reviews)

  • Proper agile working - so you can work wherever suits best (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Significant churn of Board and Senior Management over the last few years (in 7 reviews)

  • Investment in employees training, cost cutting (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "npower, solihull"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Modeler in Portola Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Modeler in Portola Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RWE npower (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good people, nice offices in Solihull

    Cons

    terrible data management - multiple versions of "the truth"

    Advice to Management

    fix the customer database so you can properly analyse what is actually going on in the business


  2. "Good but typical pay inequalities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible benefits options - you can add holidays and health and other benefits as you want at a salary cost
    Good basics for sales roles
    Great office environments

    Cons

    Unequal pay between men and women
    Unequal bonuses and commissions
    Old boys club promotion ladder
    Lack of security through constant restructures

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership need to make sure middle management are moving in the same direction


  3. "npower review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at RWE npower as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly team environment, flexible and agile working

    Cons

    Investment in employees training, cost cutting

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees and to motivate them


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  5. "Ok for personal development if individuals are happy to invest spare time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for personal development.

    Cons

    Lack of data driven decision. Poor performance management

    Advice to Management

    Start spending money like your own. Get rid of a chain of people managing people and invest in people who add value. You need to get better in performance management


  6. "Senior Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Planner in Cannock, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Audit Planner in Cannock, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RWE npower full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to access job opportunities if located at main offices in Leeds and Worcester

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and office closures


  7. "Staring to get things right"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RWE npower full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Agile working - although lacking guidance for some, subsidised canteen, on site parking, collaborative teams and strong leadership at senior level

    Cons

    Poor IT systems, lack of data, high costs, low investment in learning & development, frequent changes in structures, inconsistency in objectives from mid level management, reliance on contractors to bridge gaps in knowledge and skills, lack of performance management, lack of transparency in absence management

    Advice to Management

    Round pegs on square holes-

    CFO to CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave?”
    CEO to CFO: “What happens if we don’t and they stay?”


  8. "Summer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at RWE npower as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Helpful management team
    -Provided good classes focusing on networking
    - Employee appeared to have a good work life balance with the option to work at home.

    Cons

    -Company structure at times seems very unorganized
    -Sometimes I wasn't give enough work to do. Could be better structured

    Advice to Management

    Plan the internship a little better, at time participants are left in the classic position of not having enough work to do.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Solid enough when you have a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pretty good treatment of employees - discounted canteen at most sites, other perks offered
    Proper agile working - so you can work wherever suits best
    If you are in the 'in crowd' you can get good progression, development etc
    Large organisation, so plenty of space to move around
    Hopefully the only way is up now

    Cons

    Senior leadership changes very frequently (Paul Massara is no longer CEO as recorded on here)
    IT systems have been and remain a problem, despite upgrades
    Locations are not that appealing, long travel considered normal/acceptable
    Has been and likely to remain bottom of the customer satisfaction tables for some time
    Lots of redundancies last few years and more to come - staff morale pretty low

    Advice to Management

    Find something to be positive about that is meaningful to employees. If all that really matters is financial results don't try to distract with other 'successes' and then have to make more cuts.


  10. "Poor from a large company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RWE npower full-time

    Pros

    decent work/life balance, good people on a similar level, decent working environment

    Cons

    Do not value employees, poor pay for respective skilled jobs compared to market value, run poorly from the top of the company, people in charge with no clue, poor employee recognition


  11. "Overworked, underpaid but rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Manager in Worcester, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Manager in Worcester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RWE npower as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic scope and autonomy
    Brilliant people who are genuine and care about their work
    Agile working allowing flexibility (when it suits)

    Cons

    Feels like the company is on life support
    Has fallen foul of consultants and trying to implement complex processes
    Cost cutting measures have bitten hard
    Billing systems are an absolute mess

    Advice to Management

    Pick a business model and stick to it.
    Simplify, simplify, simplify.
    Be firm but fair, don't allow empires to be built and, if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.



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