Burbank Water and Power

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Burbank Water and Power Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    great opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burbank Water and Power (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    working at the city of burbank water and power has endless possibllities

    Cons

    trying to keep up with all the possibilies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  2.  

    Electrical Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Burbank Water and Power as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hands down this is one of the best, if not the best organization I've worked at. Everyone (including high up managers) will go out of their way to teach you if you show interest. All of BWP thrives on growing and advancing. They are way ahead of the curve when compares with other utilities.

    Cons

    Job openings are rare to come by. (Part of their success. Less employees, more work, less cuts).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burbank Water and Power full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment. Generally value work-life balance.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of clear direction. Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your worker-bee employees. They are the bread and butter of the organization and they are not happy. Way too many under-productive managers running around like chickens with their heads cut off and sitting in meetings that lead to a lot of hurry-up-and-wait.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wish they would have told me . . .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Burbank Water and Power full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great co-workers, lots of parties, and praise from your leaders and co-workers. I loved working there it was the first time I felt like I fit in and was appreciated.

    Cons

    Rigid work schedule, heavy phones one minute with nothing to do the next, though I never seemed to have too hard of a time finding something to do even if it was cleaning the dust out of the office. Management is not really open to teaching or learning new things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't praise someone for doing a good job if you are getting ready to fire them. If they are doing something that you don't like, try telling them so they at least have an opportunity to fix the issue before you fire them. Praising someone for their work up until you hand them a letter that tells them they are fired is NOT an appropriate way to do business. In addition if someone is working as a temp though an agency then you should not hire them as a regular employee just to fire them, just let them go as a temp.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Burbank Water and Power

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    * A lot of things to learn due to small departments
    * Good Work Culture
    * Friendly, efficient and positive management
    * Customer service oriented and non-profit hence no competition
    * Work times for interns are flexible

    Cons

    * Not much employment opportunity due to small departments
    * Intern Salary not very high
    * No vacation, sick leave or any other benefits for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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