Xylem Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits package including tuition reimbursement and career development (in 3 reviews)

  • Health benifits and the values of the company to make water safer for the people around the world (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Rep sales organization has a stronger influence on the company than the management team (in 5 reviews)

  • Organization has become top-heavy to the tune of 60% greater work force than before--mostly new management and "idea guy" positions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. CONTRACTOR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye Brook, NY

    I worked at Xylem (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work in with many qualified people.

    Cons

    Too many procedures and too complex organization.


  2. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot. Good people and good hours. Good starting point at xylem

    Cons

    Outdated system. Management seems to be top heavy with not enough people to do customer based interactions


  3. Great company

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

    I have been working at Xylem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay,benefits,time off,coworkers, day to day routine.

    Cons

    They are trying to do too much with less workers

    Advice to Management

    More workers to take on the workload...


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  5. Incredible opportunity for career growth

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

    I worked at Xylem full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment promotes a total team approach to daily business operations. Professional atmosphere with opportunity to learn, grow and contribute in a meaningful way.

    Cons

    There was not a downside or negative, to this work experience


  6. Helpful (3)

    Good place to work if you are smart and technical

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 401k, variety and type of customers you can work with, allows for fresh and creative ideas to drive growth. Upward mobility. Flexibility to make changes in staff to obtain the right candidates. Patrick Decker new CEO.

    Cons

    Slow pace of change, especially in respect to enterprise software, After the initial spin off the company it s still trying to find its footing. Restructuring was inevitable to weed out workers who were not technical enough, made too many mistakes, insubordinate, lazy....etc...There were some support staff that probably should have remained but didnt fit the organization moving forward. I would have kept those people and let them leave when they were ready. Some senior management are over their head and show depart. However, some new blood has emerged and its hopeful that good leadership will increase value for the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Updated the accounting software!!!!! Its terrible. Additional sales support at the local levels to assist in eleviating tasks for the salespeople. Compensate your people better.


  7. A safe place to work and grow in the important field of water.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Technician I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - QC Technician I in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Xylem

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Safe environment, relaxed atmosphere and very good benefits.

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance are few.


  8. Good Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Morton Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Morton Grove, IL

    I worked at Xylem

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, global presence, has a lot of challenging projects. The employees are talented and helpful. As an intern, I was exposed to different areas of the company, got an overall industry experience. Great place for work and learn.

    Cons

    all work,no extracurricular activities


  9. Good, needs some updating

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Morton Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Morton Grove, IL

    I worked at Xylem

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, well managed at the lower levels.

    Cons

    Old building, relatively older employees.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new resources.


  10. ITT is a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Xylem

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Retirement and benifets as well as working enviroment

    Cons

    too much oversite from coorp. to many get better programs prevent focus on real problems we need to address - too many reports and charts with no admin help

    Advice to Management

    invest in admin program managers to collect data and help keep charts etc accurate so managers can do thier jobs - as lean is lean and we are out of time


  11. Xylem

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Xylem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Xylem NL has a great community of dedicated workers that have allot of practical experience. The company is practical, invest in employee development (recent) and allows more flexible hours than in the past. It has a proven track record and beautiful durable product which it delivers to its customers nationwide. It innovations and works together with its local community to develop jobs and create opportunities for students. It has the watermark programme that helps people in third world countries develop in water avialability and knowledge.

    Cons

    The company needs to develop a better outlook for employees. Due the size of the company, making a career is rather difficult. The levels of knowledge required compared to the job demands are much lower. Sometimes management is a black box whereas new candidates can help management to develop itself further.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a talent development program in each country for high potentials and the steady force. Create more transparancy in managementdecisions and information, trust your employees with this information. This will help us help the customers allot faster!



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