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ScottishPower Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Fair salary, lack of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI

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

    Pros

    Fair salary for most grades, generous holiday allowance with relatively good working hours and a good pension contribution scheme.

    Cons

    Unless a big project is ongoing, which only happens once every few years, the development opportunities are few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in employee training, give staff more information which will lead to job security. Staff currently have a real lack of confidence in job security.


  2. "Good learning experience, not so great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Southampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - high earing potential
    - flexible schedule
    - good learning experience

    Cons

    - management didn't communicate properly
    - didn't get paid on time
    -working in all (not so great) weather condition
    - have to build up on a negative brand image

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get retrained and get to know their staff on a more personal level. They should be communicating on a daily/weekly basis. Salary/commissions need to be paid as promised.

  3. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with in team

    Cons

    Director's don't have any strategy


  4. "Standard job"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ScottishPower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary was agreeable and fellow colleagues were sociable and friendly. The job was given after training was given to ensure employee had an understanding of the company system.

    Cons

    Shift hours were not alwayz agreeable and many targets had to be achieved in a small timescale. Overally the wage could be increased.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary


  5. "Team member"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Member in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ScottishPower full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits and hours

    Cons

    Rubbish management with no clear direction. Experienced staff all leaving. Too much agency work reliance with limited ability and support.

    Advice to Management

    Take on full time staff, agency work is cheap but less productive. Spain needs to let go of the leash more


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    "Career Prospects"

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    Current Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ScottishPower full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is still a good few people that do a really good Job.

    Cons

    If you have HNC/D, or Academic Degree your salary can be a lot less than other staff who have next to no educational qualifications. The salary levels are shameful and are grossly unfair to a great deal of staff. The agency staff are seen by some Scottish power office staff as dog bodies and agency are preferred by Scottish power management to fill posts. Recently a large number of experienced staff have left and are continuing to do so, those that remain are feeling that if they are aged 40 and above their age has detrimental effect on any kind of career or any chance of promotions .

    Advice to Management

    Treat your permeant staff who are out in all weathers and those who are aged over40 the way you would your own family. That should not be very difficult to do as several of the Scottish power management and (a large number of other Scottish power staff) have family working in the company. Treat the Agency staff with a lot more respect than you currently do and don't use them to carry the bulk of the work while Scottish power permanent office staff are allowed to get away with doing a part time job with a full time wage.


  7. "Direct debit department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good hours
    Paid training
    Great co-workers
    6 month probation

    Cons

    too much pressure on targets
    managers not trained on the phone
    cannot change shifts
    no part time shift patterns

  8. "Management in legendary way!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Sponsoring charity events,

    Cons

    This company is managed , and in particular offshore renewable, in monumental scale. The management system is extremely hierarchical and every single detailed is being dictated by Iberdrola.
    The top roles are limited to highly paid Spanish Ex-Pats , with often next to nothing experience on job.
    The promotions are not based on the skills or experience and pretty much depends on who you know in the management structure.

    Advice to Management

    Make transparent and skill based promotion system . This is how you tend to keep talent within your team.


  9. "Customer Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Halifax, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Halifax, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Would have preferred long term contract

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Scottish Power"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team spirit and resources to learn and grow

    working hours only 9-5

    Cons

    Career progression is not clear

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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