Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

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Helpful (3)

Great place to work if your relatives work here or you like dysfunction

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Current Intern - Intern in Laurel, MD
Current Intern - Intern in Laurel, MD

I have been working at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission as an intern (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Pleasant environment depending on the floor your working on. Some departments are much more friendly than others.

Cons

Favoritism is at an all time high and HR Department does this the most. Family members move up very quickly. Unless you are related to someone or have a very close relationship with a current employee it may not be as easy to obtain employment at this agency. HR is very dysfunctional; unorganized; slow to complete hiring process Many unqualified applicants hired When there's issues with employees or departments, EVERYONE knows.

Advice to Management

Start from scratch with your HR department. Upgrade IT for the company Be fair in hiring/promoting Kill the nepotism

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  1. Helpful (3)

    What a Shocker !!

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    Current Employee - Information Technologist in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Information Technologist in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Tactical level employees working for the company are very nice and most work hard to ensure the success for the company.

    Cons

    Leadership team is basically outsourced because they all work on contract basis and as such have no vested interest in the success of the employees. HR Department is either useless or powerless. Pretty much turn the other cheek on serious HR violations caused by abuse of power. There is a large degree of nepotism so you don't know if it's safe to speak with your boss or not because they could very well be related to the person you have a complaint about. Technology is also about 20 years behind and they are very process poor. Retirement announcements roll in like daily news. There are at least 2-3 a week. It's pretty insane - almost like people are running from the place.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the internal problems will eventually reach a boiling point that will become public and embarrassing as lawsuits continue to roll in. HR needs to clean up their act and hold leadership accountable for employee abuse and violation of policy conduct. In addition, employee morale and working conditions created for them should be a measure of performance for leadership.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Parts of the organization have real problems - the HR department is notoriously bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Many of the long term employees are dedicated and decent people. There are opportunities to help other employees and gain a broader perspective.

    Cons

    Silo communication, management contempt for employees. Some parts of the organization (such as Engineering, HR, Acquisition, MBE) are very "can't do" places.


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