EBMUD

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EBMUD Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
8 Reviews
3.4
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    In-house attorney

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    Former Employee - Attorney III in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Attorney III in Oakland, CA

    I worked at EBMUD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The legal department and overall organization of this public water agency are very high caliber and professional. It has received numerous awards. They treat their employees very well with good salaries and great benefits.

    Cons

    For the upper level management and legal, the salaries may not be fully competitive with the private sector, however the benefits are better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Complacency is death

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EBMUD full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, easy work.

    Cons

    Stifling government job. Low expectations. An air of complacency and self-congratulation that will suck the life right out of you.

    There are people there that care; there are people there that don't; once you're in, it doesn't matter. You don't have to care. It's a resting spot until you can retire. Don't bother going if you have any ambition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire half your staff, cut your rates in half, and start over. The culture of complacency is so ingrained, it can never be reformed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at EBMUD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly employee-friendly organization. Great colleagues and incredible compensation and benefits. A leader in many areas of the industry and good, strategic management. As far as public agencies go, this is one of he best places to work.

    Cons

    Because of the great compensation relative to peer agencies, the main path for exit from the organization is retirement. Certain folks are disgruntled and unwilling to take ownership of their own careers in order to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to the union leadership. Stay focused on health, safety, and compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great pay and benefit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Electrical Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Junior Electrical Engineer in Oakland, CA

    I worked at EBMUD as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, people are nice.

    Cons

    limited opportunities, people are there long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    mediocre

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EBMUD

    Pros

    -pays very well
    -lots of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    -like someone else said, if you aren't accepted into the 'clique' then your time working at EBMUD will be barely tolerable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -management should do more to stop workplace bullying

  7.  

    EBMUD is job security in bad times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EBMUD

    Pros

    I would say the best reasons to work for EBMUD would be for the benefits, the job security and for the vast opportunities to move to new positions. The benefits are by far the best reason. The medical and dental plans are excellent. The Medical plans they provide are Kaiser(no monthly premium), Health Net(no premium) and Blue Cross(there is a monthly premium). The Dental benefit is quite rich compared to other companies, $2000 a year max. They will also cover you college expenses as long as you pass with a "C" or better. There are also a lot of opportunities to move to all kinds of depts within the District. As far as job security, I don't need to say anything more. I don't think we've ever laid anyone off.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides are that many stay in top positions till they retire. So opportunities are there, they just take some time. Sometimes a lot of time till they move. You're salary is capped, there is a ceiling no matter how hard you work in your position. Also, if someone in a high ranking position is not really capable, you'll have to deal with them till they move on or retire. They aren't removed, it's a municipal job. So basically you could have an incompetent boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Left something to be desired.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EBMUD

    Pros

    The only PRO to working with EBMUD is the paycheck and the consistancy of the hours required to work. It's nice to have a full time job.

    Cons

    If you aren't accepted inside the 'click', then consider your time spent at EBMUD as barely tolerable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate and follow up on complaints regarding the treatment of blue collar workers by their supervisors or other co-workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work with outstanding benefits

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Clerk
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Clerk

    I have been working at EBMUD

    Pros

    great benefits and job security

    Cons

    limited career advancement within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to reconize the value of the non-engineering staff

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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