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1 day ago

Senior Reservoir Engineer – new

Centrica Aberdeen, Scotland

As a senior professional, the job holder will be involved in commercially or technically significant projects and/or complex, non-routine assignments… Centrica

30+ days ago

Senior Geophysicist

Centrica Aberdeen, Scotland

The Senior Geophysicist provides a wide range of geophysical support and technical advice/guidance to the Exploration team to increase the… Centrica

1 day ago

Business Risk and Controls Manager – new

Centrica Staines, England

Centrica Storage owns and operates the largest gas storage facility in the UK, being around 75% of the UKs gas storage volume. It is a £150m turnover… Centrica

30+ days ago

Contracts Engineer

Centrica Aberdeen, Scotland

To ensure that cost-effective and high performing contracts and agreements are delivered to assigned teams/departments, especially for Completion and… Centrica

14 days ago

HR and Payroll Systems Analyst

Centrica Windsor +2 locations

Provide specialist consulting input into the Head of HR Systems and HR Leadership team (HRLT) to inform the further development of the HR te… Centrica

30+ days ago

Senior Geologist

Centrica Aberdeen, Scotland

The Senior Geologist Provides a wide range of geological support and technical advice/ to increase the profitability of the business whilst remaining… Centrica

26 days ago

Senior Petrophysicist

Centrica Aberdeen, Scotland

Working on various assets, the Senior Petrophysicist provides petrophyscial interpretations, reservoir descr… Centrica

30+ days ago

Omni-Channel Senior Manager

Centrica Staines, England

Lead the development and management of our Omni-channel strategy across the website, mobile and offline channels Omni-Channel Senior Manager… Centrica

26 days ago

Metering Team Leader

Centrica Aberdeen, Scotland

The role of the Metering Team Leader is to, in line with Centrica Values and Goals and keeping Safety at the forefront of any activity, implement… Centrica

29 days ago

Lead Decommissioning Engineer - (Pre-sanction)

Centrica Aberdeen, Scotland

The lead decommissioning engineer (Pre-sanction) is accountable for translating a decommissioning project opportunity to a successful project in line… Centrica

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18 Ratings

    Working in IS is becoming a living nightmare

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Staines, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Staines, England (UK)

    I have been working at Centrica full-time (more than 5 years)


    Good overall benefits package, reasonable salary if you negotiate very hard upon joining. The staff restaurant is better than it was. Mostly a 9-5 culture, no expectations of 'long hours' or weekend working. Home working is possible, at least part of the week.


    Incredibly political - pretends to be a meritocracy but isn't. Career progress depends on how good you are at brown nosing senior management - what you actually do counts for nothing. If you have a management job in the IS area your life will become a living nightmare of mind boggling processes, cost estimates, metrics, micromanagement and being held to account for the slightest deviation from the norm. Even filling in timesheets is becoming impossible as you cannot charge projects more than agreed but you are also not allowed to book time to BAU cost codes.

    Senior management is trying to find reasons to initiate a redundancy programme, hence the new emphasis on micromanagement. The metrics are designed to show that there are too many middle and junior managers who are not productive enough and need to be cut. This is plainly obvious for all to see. The paranoid atmosphere, redolent of fear and backstabbing, is reminiscent of East Germany before the fall of the Berlin wall. It's a terrible shame - when I joined 5 years ago the IS area of the company was vibrant and fun to work for, but then a new CIO was brought in to make cuts and that's when it all went wrong. The future doesn't look good either, as political pressure to keep fuel prices low will inevitably mean further cuts and redundancies.

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    Let people do their jobs and focus on delivering, instead of wasting time on pointless processes which waste time and detract from the objectives of our roles.

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