Southwest Water

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Don't work here

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Southwest Water

Pros

Not having to drive downtown

Cons

Small company with no growth in future

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Company needs executive and senior management overhaul before ratings will improve.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwest Water

    Pros

    Good entry level for those looking to gain utility experience. Opportunity to move throughout the southwestern United States. Company lacks employees with adequate long term strategy, so this is a great place if you have the ability to create and implement new concepts, but buy-in required.

    Cons

    Executive management makes poor decisions. Salary, retirement, health benefits are substandard for the utility industry. Tremendous amount of favoritism given to those "yes men" and not the visionaries. Company morale is extremely low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who have real experience and cross-functional ability. Cut costs using the vitality curve or Pareto principle. The company has a lot of lazy people who continue to reap rewards and positive reviews considering their poor performance and behavior.

    Only keep those at the top who are filled with passion committed to making things happen. Open to ideas from anywhere and blessed with lots of "runway" ahead of them, have charisma, the ability to energize themselves and others, and can make business productive and enjoyable at the same time. Heavy emphasis on "productive and enjoyable." Morale is in the gutter.

    Keep those in the middle who may not be the biggest visionaries or the most driven, but are "vital" because they make up the majority of the group and are stellar workhorses. Get rid of those who aren't regardless of their years of tenure. Yes there are still many left. Executive and senior management needs to stop rewarding the the so called "golden children." These are the "fakes," "the actors" and "workplace buddies." The golden children tend to delegate without authority. They also reap credit for work that isn't theirs.

    Today, the company rewards those who least deserve it, do the least amount of work or have the least amount of vision. This practice needs to stop. Reward those who deserve to be rewarded and implement a valid, reliable, and measurable method of tracking individual success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was wonderful.

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    Former Employee - AUDIT Coordinator & AP Reconciliation in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - AUDIT Coordinator & AP Reconciliation in Houston, TX

    I worked at Southwest Water as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Leadership was great, Office culture was friendly and great company to work

    Cons

    I did not work for a longer period. Therefore, no comment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Neutral Outlook
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