Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission General Manager Jerry N. Johnson
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1: Wssc has a really great intern program which is super suitable for those students who are curious about real world job. 2: The employees here are all very nice to interns. 3: You can get a lot of recognition from WSSC if you can work hard and evolve in its culture. 4: The salary is good. 5: I like their food.

    Cons

    1: Sometimes, I feel hard to finish my work efficiently here. 2: The interns here lack the opportunities to communicate or meet each others. But this is not a big deal. 3: The parking lot is always full.

    Advice to Management

    If WSSC can let their interns rotate their positions in some extend, it will be a perfect place to enjoy the summer.


  2. Dumping Griund of Political Promises

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Have to watch your back always. Management sucks. All WASA's political promises are dumped at this company to handle and clean.

    Advice to Management

    Look for proven executives to run this company not political appointees and raise rates every year to support some ill fated projects.


  3. Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton, MD

    I worked at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay is wonderful above average

    Cons

    Very Toxic Company which carries the Label Government but is not. mom and pop shop from the 1930's and have not changed since then. Refuse to employ and keep employees that invoke change that challenges the old management. Hires family and friends verses the more qualified applicant. Refuse to discipline career employees and fire or have good employees resign. Jerry Johnson was Ran out of the City of Richmond for his poor leadership. this is a great reflection on him as a Manager and soon to be former GM

    Advice to Management

    Retire all Managers with 30 years of employment and hire smart forward thinking Managers that can hold people accountable not those ho are trying to have structure within the work place


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  5. Great place i have ever worked

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

    I have been working at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place i have ever worked

    Cons

    I can not think of anything negative to say

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in Educating your employees.


  6. Pays the bills

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

    I have been working at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission full-time

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

    Pros

    Stable job with stable pay. As long as you show up on time and do your job, it's next to impossible to get fired.

    Cons

    Being a blue collar job, there's quite a bit of racism, sexism, and homophobia that goes on when people think no one important is listening. Revolving shift work can really take its toll over time as well.

    Advice to Management

    Ignorance breeds ignorance, not really sure what can be done about the toxic culture, as policies and annual training are already in place to try to curtail the behavior.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Very Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very stable company Finacially very solid Good Pension

    Cons

    I worked in IT department for 7 years. All kinds of corruption and unethical activities are rampant and managers have unlimited powers. As an honest employee, I was reporting the corrupt and unethical activities to proper channels but through all these years things did not get better and work environment became tougher and tougher for me. It was a gangs like culture and if you are not part of the corrupt gang, then your work environment is made very tough for you . When I got disappointed and found out that all my complaints not only went in vain but some how were being circled back to the culprits (gangs) , who in turn were making work environment more tough for me - disappointed I resigned in protest... and Thanks God my new job is 100 times better , more pay, very professional work environment.. Some times I say to myself, why did I waste 7 years of my professional life in WSSC

    Advice to Management

    Listen to honest employees, Talk to employees who left in protest


  8. Helpful (1)

    Afraid to change old ways

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

    I have been working at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

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

    Pros

    Benefits are very good and is not the most fast paced industry.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get anything done. Everything moves very slow. Processes are antiquated and management has been there for ages.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so power hungry. Be more accepting of change.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Very Stressful Work environment

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

    I worked at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is above the average but you will pay for the pay

    Cons

    ressful nerve racking. set in the 1960 leadership


  10. Helpful (2)

    Horrible place. Worked there as a contractor.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to new technology thanks to a hefty IT budget that allows them to purchase the latest and greatest.

    Cons

    You are only as good as your last mistake. IT department dysfunctional at every level due to upper management incompetence. Worst place I've ever worked by far during my 18 years in this line of work.

    Advice to Management

    WAKE UP. Read the other reviews on this site and heed the advice!


  11. i think Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission the best in sanitary

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, CA

    I have been working at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission full-time (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i think it will transfer me to another place of information about this field and focus to get this job

    Cons

    getting information is my challenge

    Advice to Management

    i don`t have the experience to advice the management but i have the ability to get advice from them because i want to get experiences



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