SSE plc

Working at SSE plc: Company Overview and Reviews in the United Kingdom

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SSE plc
3.0
332 reviews
SSE plc, UK Ratings
3.0
Average rating of 332 reviews on Indeed
3.0Work-life balance
3.7Pay & benefits
2.8Job security & advancement
2.6Management
2.8Culture
Headquarters
Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Rd, Perth PH1 3AQ
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
More than $10B (USD)

Popular jobs at SSE plc in the United Kingdom

 Average salarySalary range
38 salaries reported
£49,065
per year
£21,000-£84,000
56 salaries reported
£50,345
per year
£22,000-£86,000
2 salaries reported
£9.32
per hour
£6.65-£14.00
46 salaries reported
£12.32
per hour
£6.65-£18.50
42 salaries reported
£43,529
per year
£18,000-£77,000
Salary satisfaction
67%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in the United Kingdom
Based on 675 reviews

SSE plc reviews

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Overall reviews at SSE plc

4.0
Customer Service Team Lead | Havant | 11 Nov 2019
the people make the work place
Currently going through major change but even through these challanging times the people continue to make it a great place to work. the demand on the staff can be very stressful at times but with great support from senior managers you can feel like you can make a difference.
5.0
Trainer | United Kingdom | 17 Nov 2019
Great place to work
SSE is a large company but treats everyone as an individual and respects everyone's rights and opinions. Great ethical company and the pay is a fair living wage
4.0
Website Administrator | Basingstoke | 21 Jan 2020
Overall ok
New manager started and he didn’t have any clue or life experience and tried to put me onto a disciplinary for being off three times during a pregnancy during my probation period - of which the third time was because I had a late miscarriage - politely told him to F off and had to be sorted by higher management before I sued them
3.0
Direct Sales Representative | United Kingdom | 13 Jan 2015
Area Sales Manager
Looking after a team of 10 sales person How to interact and achieve the best from my team. Helping all co-workers to maintain sales discipline and self improvement at the same time as producing sales myself. Nothing really hard about the job apart from maintaining other staff's interest Achieving with my team was most enjoyable.
ProsWorking with a successful team
ConsInsubstantial management - lack of support from trhe top
4.0
District Manager | Cardiff | 8 Oct 2013
Good family run Business.
Good family run Business. Shame it was only part time hours.
ProsGreat management team.
ConsNot enough hours.
4.0
Parts Advisor | Perth | 11 Jun 2018
Good Work Colleagues
The other employees and your work colleagues are generally a good bunch of people. The teams I have worked in have been a happy and engaging and the best people I have worked with. There is also good benefits and the wages are well above minimum wage even for the lowest paid workers. I do believe higher management are a bit less connected with the people on the ground floor and some of the recent decisions have not been the best.
ProsGood benefits
ConsDisconnected higher management
3.0
Performance Manager | Havant | 4 Sep 2018
Changing times
SSE has been a great company to work for. They have been genuine in wanting and trying to do the best for employees and customers. Opportunities have been available to those who work hard and smart. More recently, business challenges have meant a change in the environment but I sincerely hope that SSE and its employees regain everything that made it a good place to work.
4.0
Systems Consultant | Portsmouth | 30 Jun 2015
Good place for contractors
Little to say except was treated well and enjoyed having responsibility to work on interesting stuff. Forward-thinking organisation that is going through major transformation.
4.0
Administrative Assistant | Saint Mellons | 24 Jul 2013
Busy and Friendly Workplace
I worked in 3 departments from 2006 - 2011. I worked in Data Entry in my 1st department, working with Sales Consultants. I worked in Contract Admin in my 2nd department, working with Sales Consultants and Field Sales Agencies. I worked in Business Marketing as a Admin Assistant in my 3rd department, working with managers, promotions agencies, advertising agencies and events companies. All was very busy at times, but worked with some good people who was always helpful.
ProsFriendly
ConsTraffic
1.0
Customer Service Representative | Cardiff | 23 Jul 2019
Zero support
Purely about targets which for the most part, are unobtainable. Part time staff have similar targets for full timers but the call numbers make it impossible to reach. So many issues when targets aren’t met and you have to give reason after reason why you can’t sell central heating cover in the middle of summer! Cannot hang up on customers so having customers scream at you for 30 minutes is common but you’re expected to take it. Then get moaned at for taking too long on the phone without a sale and moaned at for raising a complaint and making more work. Managers often refuse to take escalated calls. Retention is awful because staff are treated as disposable. Dedicated great place to work team who promise the stars but do literally nothing to implement it. They say there’s tonnes of progression but it’s dead mans shoes in that place. Call agents have been there for years trying to progress and it isn’t because they’re not talented, there just isn’t the progression available. My manager told me the ins and outs of colleagues personal meetings, resignation reasons, disciplinary meetings and conversations and spoke negatively about other staff members often. I know a lot about staff because my manager couldn’t stop gossiping and giving out confidential information. Managers give half of their managerial work to agents because they can’t be bothered and leave work constantly to run personal errands. The ONLY saving grace about that place is the free parking.
4.0
Tecnico installatore | Roma, Lazio | 21 Jan 2019
buone possibilita di carriera
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2.0
Instructor | St. Louis, MO | 16 Mar 2015
Good for ITs
Its an IT company venturing in other business areas that are not what the company was designed to do. They seek to Capitalize in aerospace training development and their lack of experience in this field makes it hard on the small team assigned to do the task.
Prosfacilities
Conslack of communication, Management not involved, almost inexistent
5.0
Electrician | Jacksonville, FL | 22 Jul 2016
Technical Courseware Development
Professional environment among prior Navy peers. Great working hours with flex time. Leave time accumulates rapidly. Paid holidays and provides a fair salary for previous experience.
ProsGreat people to work with!
ConsEmployment terminates when project is completed

Questions and answers about SSE plc

How should you prepare for an interview at SSE PLC?
Asked 26 Apr 2017
I was a Customer Service Advisor so I'll write about what I know. For hints as to how to conduct yourself or things to say, pay attention to the job description, check out their homepage, to see what's hot, and their CEO's blog. Wear smart professional but no need to overdo it as they're pretty tolerant about looks in the work place: there's no dress code as such, just exercise your common sense (nothing offensive or unprofessional, logically). Performance matters more. Show an open mind and willingness to learn, and that you're ready to handle what's thrown at you ("yes, I can do that" or "that's not a problem" are always winners). If you pass this stage, you and other hopefuls will go on to Assessment day when, among other activities, you'll go through some written tests to assess your basic maths, language and other necessary skills. For the maths test, read the sheaf of printouts they gave you previously, it shows all you need to know. The test is short, nothing complex; don't worry if you can't finish it all in time, what matters is what you write in it, and HOW (be accurate, concise and to the point: given the volume of calls if you have to deal with daily, they need people who can think on their feet and juggle quite a few balls at the same time). You'll know if you were successful or not within the half hour.
Answered 9 Jan 2019
Company Values, History & competency question based answering.
Answered 18 Oct 2018
What is the SSE employee discount?
Asked 7 Mar 2017
Reduction on your energy tariff if you are on supply with them.
Answered 18 Oct 2018
12% from energy bills with 3 months employment
Answered 18 Aug 2018
What is appropriate to wear for attending an interview at SSE?
Asked 21 Mar 2018
Smart casual
Answered 25 Sep 2019
Suit / very smart casual (smart jeans , shoes, shirt)
Answered 18 Nov 2018
As a customer service advisor, are there overtime opportunities? And if so at what rate?
Asked 13 Dec 2017
There's not much overtime. But there's always extra work at the emergency centre in Hilsea, they work 24/7 and pay well. If you go for this and you're on call, ideally you should not a car as they can call you at 11 at night for example. But due to the fact that you made yourself available and were on call (you stayed indoors or nearby when you could have been doing something else), you'll get paid whether they need you to come to work or not. Obviously it's not the same pay if you work or not, but the rates are pretty much anyway. If you're ok with crazy shifts, you should grab this one.
Answered 9 Jan 2019
Yes. You get time and a half or double time depending when you decide to do the overtime. Bank holidays and Sundays are the higher paid days
Answered 4 Sep 2018
How are the working hours at SSE PLC?
Asked 26 Apr 2017
Always different
Answered 18 Oct 2019
Working hours gave me a proper work life balance
Answered 30 Sep 2019