Severn Trent Services
3.1 of 5 15 reviews
www.severntrentservices.com Fort Washington, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 25, 2014

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Martin Kane

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very neutral views towards the management of the plant operations. They work to stay where they are.

    Wastewater Operator (Current Employee)
    Glen Cove, NY

    ProsThey will spend thousands of dollars training and educating you for their needs.They will send you to college to become state certified operators . They will pay for books ,certifications, room and board while at school.

    ConsThey will not spend the money on keeping you with the company. They give very small raises if any. When you complain about the cost of living. They say well its the Matrix of the company. To try and keep costs down and profits up. They will lose a worker to competitors then give a pay raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to the workers, see what there needs are or complaints. Most management seldom leave their office.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company and Good People To Work With

    Water Operator (Former Employee)
    Carmel, NY

    ProsIt was very enjoyable work, tough, physical but rewarding and the type of work I enjoy. The people I worked with where friendly and made the work day go by quickly.

    ConsHave to be on call for holidays and weekends. Have to work every other weekend (great for the overtime, which is helpful) and have to work selected holidays. Only thing is you get to decide and split up the holidays with whoever else works at the same plant as you so least you get to split it up evenly and fairly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNotice your workers more and the long tough hours that people put in for you. Just because you get to show up once a month at each plant doesn't mean all you should do is criticize your workers and tell them things that need to be done better. A good word here and there goes a long way in boosting company morale especially since your plant workers visit other plants for different work tasks in their local area so much, that all of the workers talk about those things with each other.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Field personnel and most in the office are great to work with and are very personable.

    Field Technician (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsExcellent field personnel who are easy to work with
    Good benefits

    ConsPoor Communication
    To many managers
    Poor raises and no bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication and don't forget who gets the work done.

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    An okay place to work, but not a place for the ambitious

    (Current Employee)
    Colmar, PA

    ProsThe employees are good natured and committed. The facilities are generally well maintained and safely operated. The organizations operating income is quite stable due to the nature of the primary business.

    ConsManagement is fickle and talks out of both sides of their mouth. The organization has an aggressive growth plan, but they do not staff or invest appropriately to support their ambitions in addition to being risk averse. In contrast to the growth ambition, the organization has a business plan that focuses on near-term profit rather than long term growth. Opportunities for professional growth and advancement in the organization are limited. Many employees are past their prime and a succession plan is not evident.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlanning and investment is imperative to the long term success of the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A comfortable place to work

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Colmar, PA

    ProsThe organization has a relatively laid back atmosphere. Not too much pressure is placed on the day to day activities of the employees.

    ConsThe organization has a myopic vision for the future, or at least as communicated to the employees from upper management. There is very little employee turnover, so many ideas are old and non-progressive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDemonstrate leadership by communicating long term plans through the ranks and acting upon stated plans.

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    Coroprate company - but great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCorporate company, great benefits, I had a number of great opportunities

    ConsCorporate - little autonomy. Are run by Severn Trent Water - who have so much red tape I'm suprised they function

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess red tape

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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