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Was a good company as ITT, now Xylem is brand X

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Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Morton Grove, IL
Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Morton Grove, IL

I worked at Xylem full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Nice people to work with from the mid-manager level on down. Good pay and benefits.

Cons

Poor employee development and recognition for a job well done. They have the inability to function as a global organization. I have seen the transition from local to regional to global organizational structures. With each change they lack long term goals for the benefit of the entire organization. The culture is cancerous with much infighting between functional areas. This has caused employee morale to continue on a death spiral for the last five years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Short term goals are killing the company, collect your post spin bonuses and move on

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1.  

    Everything was fine until the new facility manager and engineering supervisor came on board.

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Zachary, LA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Zachary, LA

    I worked at Xylem full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good leadership in the corporate management levels but not in the individual service centers; Laid-back work environment (good if you like it, I don't)

    Cons

    ITT = It Takes Time; Slow response to everything even my exit interview; Not very motivating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring those incompetent site managers or supervisors. If you really have to, then at least train them to make sure their goals and directions are in-line with the corporate management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Just a cog in the machine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Xylem full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting & challenging work in a fairly diversified corporation

    Cons

    Organization had low organic growth but instead leaned on the acquisition model. This made ITT top-heavy - too many well-compensated Directors, VPs, etc. - and demoralized the rank & file as RIFs trickled through the facility reconciliation process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look employees in the eye & at least make an effort to learn their names.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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