Las Vegas Valley Water Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Good place to retire

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Las Vegas Valley Water full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very good pay, very good benefits, very good equipment and systems

    Cons

    Growth potential is somewhat limited due to low turnover; very politically correct. Not much is expected of anyone, so ambitious people will get bored or disappointed. For a person in the late stages of career, it would be a great place to retire.


  2. Information Technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Las Vegas Valley Water full-time

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

    Pros

    * Good Work Life Balance - Though, you might have to work weekends sometimes. It also depends on your team and project. * Competitive Salaries - There's probably no higher paying job in Las Vegas. * Good Benefits - If you stay long enough, there is a pension plan. You also have 3 weeks of vacation and you get sick and personal time.

    Cons

    Note: The environment largely depends on the department that you work in the organization. This is about information technology. * Incompetent coworkers - in IT, there are so many that don't know anything basic about technology. People are more interested in "clocking out" rather than doing the work nor are they interested in it. That leaves it to only a few in the company that actually shoulders the responsibility. People tend to be lazy. And no, the recent trend of doing scrum isn't going to help out. * A lot of egos from those who do know anything. I think that's because if you're surrounded by people that don't know anything on a daily basis, you become to think that you are superior. Get a clue, look at the rest of the industry, there are many people that know a lot more. * Lower management is more interested in protecting turf. Incredible amount of politicking and bickering goes on and covering one's behind rather than working as a team. They help produce a general culture of blame and politics. Scrum isn't going to solve all the problems in IT Software Development. Pick the right tool for the job, not a one size fits all solution. * Upper Management is clueless. The management structure is very vertical and everyone has their say. Rather than tackling problems head on, they scurry to purchase a product to solve the problem. Lots of wasteful spending on unnecessary stuff. * Management isn't interested in listening to your advice nor are they interested in taking it into consideration as they've already made up their minds. * Management is unable to say no to customer's demands even if the customer requests are ridiculous. This causes unstable systems and all the cruft that we have now. * Promotions only happen if you kiss up to the right people. It's all about favoritism. If you do good work, you generally are passed up. Incentivizes people not to work hard as there isn't a point because you're in whatever position you have for life (or the duration that you're there). There is no upward mobility. Promotions happen as internal job postings that are per-determined. This sort of thing generally isn't localized to IT, it's rampant throughout the organization. I don't know if there's a more dysfunctional place I've ever worked at. It used to be good many years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the favoritism. Consider getting rid of all the dead weight as there are a large amount of it. Really listen to what the employees have to say, they are the ones in the trenches.


  3. Las Vegas Valley Water District

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Las Vegas Valley Water

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    Political environment. Many internal changes in the last year.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency. Practice what you preach.


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  5. Good fit for lifetime jobber

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Las Vegas Valley Water full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays higher-than-average salaries, offers terrific benefits, insurance & retirement plans, including pension & longevity bonuses. Many opportunities for training & skill development.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic/political environment. Because of low turnover, few opportunities for advancement (but longevity is rewarded). Somewhat slow-moving, both in operation and technological adoption.


  6. Worker

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Security in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Las Vegas Valley Water full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Money and vacation time.

    Cons

    Nothing bothers me so no cons.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. At one time a terrific, empowering place to work; now a dysfunctional black hole

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Las Vegas Valley Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits; competitive salaries

    Cons

    If you're an employee in your mid- to late fifties, you'd better start looking over your shoulder

    Advice to Management

    Purge from within and start with the numerous individuals in senior management who are in their positions as a result of favoritism


  8. Decent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Las Vegas Valley Water full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice locations, decent co workers, very structured and up to date on technologys

    Cons

    Very little direction on remote locations

    Advice to Management

    More control on remote locations


  9. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer Administrator in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Developer Administrator in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Las Vegas Valley Water full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to be employed in Las Vegas

    Cons

    Grew too fast and now cuts are being made to balance revenues with expenditures

    Advice to Management

    Current GM is exptremely savvy in balancing revenue to expenditures, no advice is necessary


  10. Great Place to Work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Las Vegas Valley Water

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees feel valued. The company provides a lot of employee training opportunities.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, given current economic conditions.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Best Employer in Las Vegas , Bar none

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Las Vegas Valley Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have never worked for a better employer in my 60+ years. Employees are respected and afforded many promotional opportunities. Senior Staff listens to employees needs and concerns and they respond quickly to resolve all issues. Employee Pay and benefits are excellent and the tools and equipment used by staff members are top of the line. Safety is number One priority and Customer satisfaction is the companies main business focus. You could not ask for a better place to work.

    Cons

    As an employee, The public often takes there frustrations of higher water bills out on us. I wish they knew how hard we work to keep costs down. I also wish they would partner with us by understanding the water crisis and how important it is to continue with plans to secure other options for our valleys water resources. Years down the road we will all benefit from the great leadership that got us through these trying times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Most of your employees are appreciative and proud to work for such a fine organization.



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