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Former Employee - Utility Worker II  in  Denver, CO
Former Employee - Utility Worker II in Denver, CO

I worked at Denver Water part-time for more than a year

Pros

Good compensation, benefits and training. Job security.

Cons

Kind of a "good old boys" club. It definitely helps to know someone. Staff seems more concerned with following established policies and procedures than trying to improve. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Generally a conservative atmosphere which can be expected since it is a public utility.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster and allow new ideas and solutions.

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15 Other Employee Reviews for Denver Water (View Most Recent)

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    A decent place to work, good benefits, ok pay.

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    Current Employee - Construction Project Inspector II  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Construction Project Inspector II in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Water

    Pros

    Decent Pay, overtime opetertunities, low expectations, a lot of freedom, great benefits packages.

    Cons

    Little drive to advace. No rewards for excellence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance could be extremely usefull.

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    Okay, but seniority counts more than ability

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Water

    Pros

    Decent working environment, supportive of continuing education, people are generally nice and good to work with.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement, many long-term employees (20 -30 years +) creates a "good old boy" network that you can't really break into. This leads to some favoritism in job placement, tolerating incompetence, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are on the right track in terms of trying to change how IT functions, but there is a lot of inertia for the old ways hanging around. If you don't keep a close eye on this, your brightest employees will leave you.

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