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Centrica Overview

Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1997
Company - Public (CNA.L)
Energy
₹500+ billion (INR) per year
Unknown
Centrica operates predominantly in the UK, Republic of Ireland and North America. Through our brands British Gas (UK), Bord Gáis (Republic of Ireland) and Direct Energy (North America), we supply energy and services to our residential and business customers supported ... Read more

Mission: We are an energy and services company. Everything we do is focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers.

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager

    I have been working at Centrica full-time

    Pros

    Good salary
    Opportunities within the same level and area

    Cons

    No career progression and failing strategy
    No performance management - bad people stay in good jobs

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Centrica Interviews

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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Centrica (New Delhi) in January 2009.

    Interview

    • First there will be a shortlist of your CV from the hordes of CV's they get
    • Then if you are the lucky one, you will have to go through a Verbal and Numerical Ability test which will test your ability. if you pass that then you will be called for an assessment center
    • An individual candidate presentation. You will be presenting to a Centrica assessor, with no
    other candidates present. This will be followed by competency based questions regarding the content of your presentation.
    • A group exercise. This will assess your approach in a simulated work situation, candidates
    will participate together in this exercise.
    • A written exercise. You will be asked to complete a written response to a fictionalised report.
    • An interview. A one-to-one interview with a Centrica assessor designed to find out more
    about your work style.
    You are advised to conduct research on the Centrica Group in preparation for the assessment
    centre.

    Interview Questions

    • What influenced you to choose this career?   1 Answer
    • Are you more energized by working with data or by collaborating with other individuals?   1 Answer
    • How would you describe yourself in terms of your ability to work as a member of a team?   1 Answer
    • Can you describe your long-range goals and objectives?   1 Answer
    • What do you see yourself doing in ten years?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Hmmm if the offer is in UK then the Leadership and management is great so you really do not need to worry too much as they are very fair to all candidates in UK, however if applying for India then you must be a fantastic negotiator and a great sales person because they don't really have a problem with offering the least they can. The Indian Leadership team which including some higher management (based in UK) are more interested in short term goals and immediate profits. Each of them work towards their own interests so be aware that you may find yourself pulled in different directions while achieving your goals at all times unless you are a sorcerer or Wizard.

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Centrica Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010
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