Santa Clara Valley Water

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Big, bloated, top-heavy, mismanaged public agency...

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Former Employee - Associate Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Associate Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at Santa Clara Valley Water full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Salary (for my position), excellent health and retirement benefits, decent boss.

Cons

Cube farm. Very political, with lots of rumors, gossip, back-stabbing, buck-passing, etc. Bureaucratic hell. Bloated, with lots of dead weight and very few stars. Nobody seems happy to be there. Lots of "silos".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees with respect. Put the right people in the right positions. Deal with problem employees appropriately (i.e. get rid of the dead weight). Recognize and reward those who excel. Do your job.

Doesn't Recommend
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11 Other Employee Reviews for Santa Clara Valley Water (View Most Recent)

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    Insightful, well rounded experience as a student intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Santa Clara Valley Water as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    While working for the H2O district I experienced working with a number of passionate colleagues. The pay was great, medical benefits, flexible scheduling all made for a great work environment.

    Cons

    Water district is always under public scrutiny. The company is frequently reorganizing and moving people around. Board of directors role in salary/ benefits, somehow always seem to increase their own pay....

    Recommends
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    Summer 3 Month Internship

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    Former Employee - Watershed Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Watershed Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Santa Clara Valley Water as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely nice. Learn about the different aspects of working at the company, and not just bottle necked in the assigned department. Lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Is a little bit un organized. Quality of internship is highly dependent on specific manager.

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