SSE Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2021

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SSE CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies
Alistair Phillips-Davies
257 Ratings
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  • "Obsession with health and safety(in 24 reviews)

  • "Poor performance isn't generally managed very well which leads to incompetent senior management as those people progress(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work within UK.

    Cons

    No cons within UK context.

  2. "hello sse"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time

    Pros

    sse is a stock exchange

    Cons

    sse is very busy , lack of free time


  3. "Nice team"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great place work, great team members always professional

    Cons

    Recently the company had lay offs

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Meat being thrown at the grinder"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Usually the people hear are pretty cool -Easy first place to get your foot in the door, but don't stay here too long

    Cons

    -You are almost never doing programming and arent doing things that could be used to improve your resume -Project are a mess and contractee (Boeing) leads keep falsely saying how great we're doing even tho everyone knows the projects aren't getting enough support to move forward. -Underpaid, max pay now a days: 50k

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  5. "Policy Analyst"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Great start in the energ industry in the UK Thoughtful leadership Good work life balance and talented colleagues You get real hands on experience with policies facing the utility industry

    Cons

    Salart for the mosyt junior positions are very low so might be hard for company to attract talent

  6. Helpful (3)

    "A terrible place to work which left me a nervous wreck"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portsmouth, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SSE part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind it's a shambles

    Cons

    A horrid place to work which has left me permantly signed off sick with the doctor. If you want to loose all self esteem and be down trodden and not appreciate then work for SSE. You will get better treatment working in North Korea.

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  7. "Telesales"

    5.0
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    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Structured environment, not really that creative"

    3.0
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     in Jacksonville, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE

    Pros

    An okay place to work. I do not feel micro-managed or hen-pecked as I have at other places. You need to be self-taught or self sufficient in finding answers to your own questions, because no training or hand-holding is supplied, but this gives me an odd feeling of independence even though I have no real decision-making role. Socially, the group is racially mixed but uniquely singular in political-cultural-religious bias.

    Cons

    More of a job and not so much a career, no course for advancement. Filled with former military types so civilians are somewhat challenged to fit this culture. Not really creative, more structured. Not a brilliant place to build a future but suits for steady pay. Thinking out of the box is okay, but do not push it too much or you will seen as one who challenges the system or brushes up against authority. And the authoritative military types do not like to be challenged!

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "SSE inc"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paycheck is delivered. 20 word minimum required me to fill this in with more pros, there really are none other than a paycheck.

    Cons

    The atrocious management. A ceo that doesn't care. Salesman that screw clients over. Expect more than 40 hours a week without even a thank you.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Positive Experience"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SSE full-time

    Pros

    Steady work, at the time

    Cons

    Incredibly hostile and controlling management

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