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British Gas Reviews

Updated 13 January 2019
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British Gas Chief Executive, Centrica Consumer Mark Hodges
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  • "Work/Life balance is always good too" (in 26 reviews)

  • "The company has good benefits available to make working there attractive" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Innovation and constant improvement, customer orientated"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and do new things available, highly skilled people to work with, encouragement company wide to develop personally and professionally - with lots of opportunities to take part in development workshops, training and courses.

    Cons

    Not as many vacancies as there used to be few years ago. Less choice and more competition for now.


  2. "Gas engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gas Technician in Ilford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Gas Technician in Ilford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at British Gas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    4 days a week 8-4 in summer months if you wish to work longer hours in winter (45 hour week winter)8-6 average
    Same basic pay throughout the year
    Overtime available

    Tools paid for
    Back up and technical support 10/10

    Cons

    Weekend shifts and late shifts
    Call centre offshore not helpful requires patience when making phone calls to get the simplest requests sorted

  3. "BG"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British Gas full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and all round package

    Cons

    A lot of restructuring


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Company in decline"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic their apart from senior management, the colleagues I worked with were tight knit and like family and the support during tough times was brilliant.

    The salary is good but not worth the pressures it brings

    Cons

    Disgusting senior management.
    The job your told to do does not reflect the job title
    Priorities are strictly financially based rather than working on structure and listing to feedback from frontline colleagues .
    If your not a manager or any senior management your words or feedback means nothing and you don't have a leg to stand on.
    The systems are oudated the style in which the process the site uses is out of date and and far old school.
    Their is no modern approach or colleagues interest looked at.

    Advice to Management

    First change the whole atmosphere of the work environment, the burden on colleagues is ridiculous
    Feels like being in a class with a strict teacher
    Recognise and promote colleagues on frontline that actually work hard and want to do well
    Make the process more simple and effective
    Listen to colleagues advice and feedback
    Create a family culture from top to bottom
    More direct communication from the top to the bottom as their are too many middle men


  5. "Smart Energy Coach"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Smart Energy Coach in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Smart Energy Coach in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Gas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to move around the company to different departments mean you can branch out into different areas and grow your career.

    Cons

    The long-term view often sacrificed in frontline services to accommodate the short-term need, especially in terms of employee training and progression.


  6. "Head of procurement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Gas full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Limited investment in pay rises


  7. "Business analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Gas (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very aggressive senior management

    Advice to Management

    Need to tone down

  8. "Great company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retention Specialist in Uddingston, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Retention Specialist in Uddingston, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    ever changing so constantly learning new skills. working within a team allowing you to form good relationships. Lots of opportunity within the business to move around and progress

    Cons

    targeted and can be quite a pressurised enviroment


  9. "Declining rapidly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staines, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staines, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British Gas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people but many leaving
    Strong brand

    Cons

    Poor management decision making
    Unpleasant culture to work in
    No-one able to do anything as too worried/scared that they will get it wrong

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear direction for everyone to follow
    Make consistent decisions
    Listen to your people and reduce the hierarchical approach


  10. Helpful (3)

    "avoid if you want to keep your health"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ESD Field Engineer in Staines, England (UK)
    Former Employee - ESD Field Engineer in Staines, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British Gas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    not many, you get paid at the end of the month

    Cons

    micro management, poor health and safety, money driven, don't care about their staff your just a number, abuse and mismanage staff members, un trust worthy, do not believe a word your told, breach contract, unlawfully remove money from your wadges, avoid like the plague!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    don't bully your staff members, stop putting your bonus payments before your employees, there are too many managers, listen to your staff, instead of ignoring them and covering up your failings rather that dealing with your issues is not the way to go, disable employees and then cover everything up, disgusting business to work for. Only want yes me, don't put your head above the parra pit, or speak out of line, other wise you will end up at a managers house being silenced, it is a poorly run company, and all apart from management are treated like 3rd class children, if you want health complaints work for this company, otherwise stay away!!!!!!!!!!!