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Updated Apr 3, 2014

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1.7 6 reviews

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Robert A. Symons

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    Not the best company for technical orientated people. I am glad I've left.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary is actually competitive compare to other DNOs. "Your job is secured for another 8 years" after been fast tracked in RIIO period. High efficiency in this business sector.

    ConsBullying culture. Relationship between management and employees is terrible. People arround you are mostly pessimistic and protective. No appreciation to in-depth technical knowledge. Engineering analysis is simplified which makes you feel your education is wasted. PhDs and MBAs please don't apply.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect employees like normal human beings?

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    Could be worse

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFocus on customer
    Salary ok
    Not much else

    Cons'We're all overheads'. Old fashioned management with no sign of change. Staff are bullied by incompetent managers. Little planning. Lack of communication between management and employees. No communication between teams/departments. Over-worked staff while others get away with murder. Attitude to health and safety?

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould be a great company, you are the reason we're not.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Treat staff as robots not people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Castle Donington, England (UK)

    ProsIf your face fits with management then you can get away with anything and get lots of perks
    Reasonable salary

    ConsDon't care about staff as long as work gets done
    Too much favouritism
    Sexist contact centre
    Expect staff to work regardless of commitments
    Bully staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees won't tell you what they think because they are scared of you
    You need to understand yr employees more to earn their respect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Old fashion, bullying management, high bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSeems to focus fully on delivery with very short term view.
    Salary is fairly standard.
    Plenty of overtime if team manager allows you to claim.

    ConsIncompetent management, lack of honesty and integrity.
    Old fashion, no open culture between team leaders/management and employees.
    Limited scope for change and improvement.
    Bullying and threatening of staff.
    No medium/long term planning.
    Over-work and no gratitude or recognition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange of leadership and work ethics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a place for forward looking or technically minded people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    Prosthe salary is OK for this sector, not the best or the worse.
    lots of overtime is you want to work it.

    Consno bonus, no perks, very little chance of promotion. a company that has not changed in the last 23 years and clealry wont be for a a few years yet. or until there is a change in the leadership of the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementWPD could be a great company if senior managment started looking forward and started using technology and employing staff with 21st century skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    more operational work orientated

    Transformer Specialist (Current Employee) Derby, England (UK)

    ProsIt is the Top performer among uk DNOs. The management system is simplified to reduce operational cost. strong financial performance by now.

    Conssalary is not very competitive

    Advice to Senior Managementnot familiar yet with WPD management. Just been taken over.

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