Las Vegas Valley Water Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Overpaid but way underwork

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    Former Employee - Biologist
    Former Employee - Biologist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Las Vegas Valley Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall mostly nice co workers. Nice benefits and pay.

    Cons

    There are hard working ones but I've seen many lazy that has been there forever that are wasting the tax payers money. Full of useless meetings while there are plenty of work to do. A lot of the management are incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Keep hard working smart people. Get rid of the lazy ones and incompetent.


  2. Good place to retire

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    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.


  3. Great Place to work , yes I said work

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Mechanical Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been employeed at the Water District for 17 years, started in 1998. I started out as an entry level employee not knowing anyone. I worked as a Water Works Mechanic for 6 years. I was promoted to a supervisory position at SNWS in 2005. I again knew knowbody and was promoted on merit and past experience. Bottom line is this, Work hard , come to work everyday, don't make excuses and do your assigned job. The Water District has a few " Lazy " employees ........ So do most large companies. I have worked in the repair industry for over 40 years. This is the best job situation I have ever been in. Management is fair and does listen to employees. Wages are competitive and the retirement system fantastic.

    Cons

    I found this job at age 46. Wish I started employment here much earlier in life. I really can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Hire people with good skills , reward employees that work hard , promote within the ranks and continue paying a fair wage.


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  5. Information Technology

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  6. Las Vegas Valley Water District

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  7. Good fit for lifetime jobber

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Worker

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    Former Employee - Security in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Security in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Money and vacation time.

    Cons

    Nothing bothers me so no cons.

    Advice to Management

    NA


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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  10. Decent

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  11. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer Administrator in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Developer Administrator in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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



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