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Good Environment and chance for work-life balance

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations- Wastewater Treatment  in  Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Operations- Wastewater Treatment in Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at Sydney Water

Pros

Plenty of opportunity for training and development
If you are a good worker, you will be recognised for it
Good remuneration, when you consider fortnightly roster days
Good work-life balance with leave when required

Opportunity to move around the organisation

Cons

Well its a wastewater treatment plant...
It is essentially a government organisation so you can expect some people to take it easy, sometimes you can lack a challenge
A lot of work is contracted out so at times it may feel like a monitoring role

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some work should be kept in-house for the training of staff.
At times there is a feeling that the management style is top-down.

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Other Reviews for Sydney Water

  1.  

    Positive, but limited in scope for expansion in skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Sydney Water

    Pros

    Good, supportive work culture and work/ life balance

    Cons

    There has virtually been no new executive managment recruitment in the last 15 years. Innovation is a challenge in this environment as there seems to be little conflict or challenge between the executive team members. There seems to be a bias to recruiting from within for senior manager positions and this seems to relate to a distrust of people from other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider other businesses of a similar size rather than just other water utilities (compared with which we are the largest) and you may gain further insights on how to inovate and adapt to changing customer demands.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great Manager and very nice peer team to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Sydney Water

    Pros

    The management team at SWC whilst having a long time at the company were very knowledgeable about most company matters and helped me to fit straight in. Very friendly team to work with and many would go the extra mile to help you out.

    Cons

    Location, Location! and a unecessary focus on outsourcing (in my opinion)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganise, and keep the existing interlectural property where sensible to do so. Remain as friendly and helpful as you are.

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