Employment in this time of crisis can be considered a blessing, especially since a lot of furloughs and job cuts have been happening across industries. Working in the energy sector has been challenging—more so now that customers need this essential service and their suppliers assist them without fail.
E.ON is one of the UK’s Big Six energy suppliers that has over 70,000 employees. It has received the REC Good Recruitment Campaign and Level 2 Disability Confident Employer, among other distinctions, over the years.
Is E.ON an excellent company to work with according to past and present employees? Glassdoor and Indeed provide insights on pros and cons of working for this energy firm and will be discussed in this article.
Several employees have praised the company for providing comprehensive three-month training to new employees, ensuring that they understand how the business works. Workers who have left reviews believe they have received adequate support and assistance during their training period.
Although jobs are usually challenging, many employees say the competitive salary is adequate for their effort. They also feel that the firm provides excellent benefits for its workforce.
The company has been promoting diversity and inclusion in their hiring culture, which makes it an attractive point for people wanting to find a job in the energy sector. E.ON workers highlight great team-building and camaraderie that makes it more fun to work at the company.
The company arranges excellent working hours to ensure that every employee enjoys as much time in the day for leisure and home life. Workers cite the right work-life balance offered by E.ON as a strong point of the company.
Several reviews from both Indeed and Glassdoor strongly suggest that the company’s management has a lot of weak points. One current employee called out the senior management team for what they feel is an unfair treatment against them, mainly getting blamed solely for a problem and being treated like a child.
Several other employees have said that the stress being put on them by the management can be too much sometimes. The pressure to up-sell amid a privatised industry is another problem being chalked to poor management.
A review made by a former E.ON sales advisor said that it’s usual for them to experience a change of line managers throughout the year, even when they stay in the same role. Some ex-employees have expressed how the company does not offer incentives to keep the staff from leaving, leading to a high turnover rate. Many people have felt that they were often overlooked and treated like robots, which made them stop working for the company despite good pay. Labour turnover, as described in many reviews, is “through the roof”.
Several reviews from current and former workers indicate that they have not been acknowledged for their hard work. Several employees have felt that they were penalised wrongly for free-thinking, even when the management says that they encourage it.
Internal job applications are surrounded by controversies involving nepotism and favourtism. Many workers have suggested that the management opts to hire friends or people connected to a higher-up. Some employees felt they had lost the opportunity to climb the ladder because a sideways move is highly encouraged by the administration.
People reckon that E.ON promotes double standards for the top teams and employees, accepting lackluster behaviour from them while dragging those who don’t perform as well as them.
A significant number of reviews point out managers as the propagators of bullying in the work area. A former employee recalled how they were falsely accused and treated poorly because they were vulnerable and new. Many staff turnover cases were chalked up to the ‘clique-y’ environment that has affected some of the former employees’ mental health and wellness.