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An okay place to work, but not a place for the ambitious

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colmar, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colmar, PA

I have been working at Severn Trent Services

Pros

The employees are good natured and committed. The facilities are generally well maintained and safely operated. The organizations operating income is quite stable due to the nature of the primary business.

Cons

Management is fickle and talks out of both sides of their mouth. The organization has an aggressive growth plan, but they do not staff or invest appropriately to support their ambitions in addition to being risk averse. In contrast to the growth ambition, the organization has a business plan that focuses on near-term profit rather than long term growth. Opportunities for professional growth and advancement in the organization are limited. Many employees are past their prime and a succession plan is not evident.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Planning and investment is imperative to the long term success of the organization.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Severn Trent Services

  1.  

    fine until the UK parent company took over

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Colmar, PA

    I worked at Severn Trent Services

    Pros

    good products that are solidly built

    Cons

    bad management: tried to enforce the UK culture on an american company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some competent people and treat them right.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    A comfortable place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Colmar, PA

    I have been working at Severn Trent Services

    Pros

    The organization has a relatively laid back atmosphere. Not too much pressure is placed on the day to day activities of the employees.

    Cons

    The organization has a myopic vision for the future, or at least as communicated to the employees from upper management. There is very little employee turnover, so many ideas are old and non-progressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate leadership by communicating long term plans through the ranks and acting upon stated plans.

    Disapproves of CEO
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