SSE PLC
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Good Shares scheme, pension and worklife.Hybrid working. Annual pay review. Good progression and role change options. Sometimes a bit to much Bureaucracy but overall no issues
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fun place

Salary is not good but lots of benefits which is nice. Training is the best in the industry and supported to succeed. Management changes and high turn over of staff due to low wages but the people are good.
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Avoid this Company

Pay is dreadful for staff ,while senior executives line their pockets ,bonus is a joke .Food is dreadful ,expenses are dreadful .HR State that they pay below the Median .

Pros

Job Security

Cons

Low Pay
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Avoid

Challenging, High volume calls Stressful working environment Long hours No flexibility with hours and can’t choose hours. No progression Sales and pressure to meet targets
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Excellent workplace

Proper training provided, Managers are very much approachable and considerate, salary is as advertised- work atmosphere is good. Highly recommended to those who are looking for a company where they dob't only look at you as an employee but cares for you as person.
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Top company with plenty of benefits

Great place to be work, but be prepared to work hard. Benefits are great. Just gone through huge changes, not 100% sure if they were right for customers, but certainly correct for the company
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A clear vision and ethical business

My career in SSE IT has been enjoyable and challenging. The business is expanding rapidly, which means there is often a lot to do and some gaps. It's sometimes difficult to establish ownership of certain services and there is clearly work to do to improve IT in some areas. However the SMT is strong and has a clear vision for technology as an enabler to meeting our wider business goals. The people are friendly, the culture strong and work/life balance, although challenging at times, generally falls in the right direction.

Pros

Flexible working, some great office spaces, salary sacrifice car scheme and company share scheme

Cons

Lack of additional benefits at 'lower' levels
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Disorganised, very corporate but well paid

For this location the salary is excellent. The work itself is not particularly demanding but the environment and culture can be stressful. There is a requirement to document and store all communications, personal movements, hours worked etc for your own future protection. Management are the same at this company as they are at any other; they are interested only in compliance and dislike having their more ill judged ideas challenged. Not all of them of course but culturally speaking, senior managers and directors at this company are encouraged to make decisions but routinely fail to seek out subject matter expert input from their employees (perhaps to demonstrate strong leadership). This is of course, ridiculous and usually results in late, poorly costed and compromised projects. I wouldn’t say avoid this company because there are some diamonds here. You just need to be prepared to get your hands dirty trying to find them.
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Disappointed, moving on.

What was once a good company is now a shambolic mess, many experienced staff are now leaving or looking to leave,staff on final salary pensions are hanging on and counting down till they can afford to go.Progression is almost impossible, your experience and knowledge does not seem to be relevant anymore, being a friend or relation of a manager certainly seems the way forward. You will be promised all sorts, but very little will materialise. Day to day duties consists of sitting around and waiting hours to be issued work,because most of the work is now done by contractors ,when you are issued work it's usually way over staffed, so as staff are not showing as non productive and management appear efficient.
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Productive, not managed well, stressful

A company you can never do enough for, targets can be unsustainable, resulting in a poor work/home balance. There are more managers then workers and it is often ‘not what you know but who you know’. A lot of relatives and friends recommended internally for jobs and promotions. The lower end of Managers may be incompetent, resulting in a stressful work environment and they may also encourage clickiness amongst their employees.

Pros

Bike scheme, good rates of pay, benefits

Cons

People in the wrong jobs, bad management and clickiness. Too many relatives and friends employments.
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good company to work

Overall this has been a good company to work for in respect of smart metering but since OVO takeover now facing redundancy and not sure if I still have job.

Pros

none

Cons

hours flexible to work load
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Official response from SSE PLC

18 February 2022
Thank you for your review, unfortunately, it looks like you've left it for the wrong SSE Plc. This review should be left for SSE Energy Services.

Work from home full time 40+ hours a week

Managers are great. However pay is not as good as living wage in London. Your expected to do alot considering the amount you get paid. Alot of stress not enough money.

Pros

Work from home, great managers

Cons

Less money more work alot of stress.
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Stable company

Good benefits, stable company. Limited opportunity for progression in certain areas as your face has to fit. If your face fits it 's great, if not expect to be treated poorly.

Pros

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Cons

Double standards
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Good atmosphere

In general the experience was sublime, salary rates was quite down for the technical work carried but they were flexible, friendly and supportive all the time.

Pros

Atmosphere

Cons

Salary
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Workplace okay - but Management havent a clue!!

If you want a decent salary but have management telling you one thing and them doing something that makes your working day completed difficult and near impossible then this is the place for you....Even when you point these problems out, another area gets the blame... and then the circle starts again...

Pros

Salary for the job

Cons

Work/Life balance... Management
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No help

No help, tables antiques never works when you need it , battery life on table need charging constantly, communication and commissions are a nightmare on jobs for 4 hours everyday for 1 job! And you still have 3 to do! Mangers it for there self as well as brownie point on shafting you every turn the get a chance so the look good, could not run a bath!!!

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours
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Overall a good company to work for.

When I started with SSE in 2012, it was almost like stepping back in time about 20 years. Some of the systems and ways of working were similar to the way it was in the 1990's. However this was not a bad thing necessarily as the systems still worked and had been tried and tested. There was a huge emphasis on health and safety which sometimes seemed to overwhelm the simplicity of the job.

Pros

Good salary and benefits, great customer service.

Cons

Sometimes slow to implement new developments.
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Professional, informative and supportive

I worked for SSE in London through an employment agency, full-time hours, meter reading. Friendly management, good hourly rates, overtime available, generous bonus scheme.

Pros

Wages, bonus scheme, friendly supportive management

Cons

Out in all weathers
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Meter reader

Job was ok plenty of training van and equipment supplied however management was very poor the work was a mixture of good areas and bad areas the managers had their favourite s and constantly gave certain readers all the good work so they earned a better bonus which was unfair Complaints to senior management were simply ignored or brushed over

Pros

Wage benefits was ok

Cons

Flexible working hours
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Variable Management Styles

I was fortunate to have a manager who trusted me to do the work and not look over my shoulder. Yes, I earned that as I'm conscientious. Unfortunately, due to a company wide restructure I'm now facing redundancy. Depending on the business area, I'd say it's probably a decent place to work and plenty of benefits if you rate those highly.

Pros

Flexible working (location and hours)

Cons

Fewer opportunities atm due to restructure.
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Fast paced and high energy

Working at SSE is very fast paced and high energy. It is a professional workplace but with a fun aspect. Great salary and benefit scheme for the whole company. SSE really look after their staff.
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Based on 446 reviews

Ratings by category

3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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