Southern Water FAQ

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17 English questions out of 17

January 15, 2020

What is paid time off like at Southern Water?

Pros

Warm dry environment. Except for October and November until the heating comes on late Nov. The reason given is "there's a fault". Strangely this happens every year.

Cons

The management don't believe there is life outside work, and expect you to work late into the evening, saying "you can take a day off next week, to compensate". Of course, next week never comes. They are very awkward when you try to book annual leave. They tease temps with the full time/longer contract carrot. The temps naturally falls for it and half kill themselves. Then SW say bye bye, NEXT!

Advice to Management

Stop using people like you would a tissue, and specify the hours per week. Flexible hours is not a licence to virtually enslave people. Refer to the reasons why we fought the second world war, and stop modelling yourselves on arbeit macht frie.

They are very awkward when you try to book annual leave.

January 15, 2020

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September 26, 2019

Does Southern Water have a pension plan?

Pros

Good Pension, Free Parking, Discounted Canteen Rates,

Cons

Out of date systems, unsupported software, reactive rather than proactive, not enough time and money invested in staff

Good Pension, Free Parking, Discounted Canteen Rates,

September 26, 2019

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June 18, 2020

How are career development opportunities at Southern Water?

Pros

I feel valued and cared about. Employees' health and well being is important. Have a good work life balance and there are lots of opportunities for career progression. CEO now has regular Q&;A sessions, so it's great to have an understanding of what's going on. Friendly environment. Nice offices and good coffee in the staff canteen. Happy working here.

Cons

Processes and systems of communication could be improved. Sometimes have to ask several people what the process for something is and get several different answers, or nobody knows. IT sometimes frustrating and slow. Pay structure seems to be inconsistent. People in same job being paid different salaries, not always for any obvious reason and salary offered for new roles often less than advertised in the job description.

Advice to Management

Keep up with the good stuff. Sort out your processes, systems and inconsistencies.

Have a good work life balance and there are lots of opportunities for career progression.

June 18, 2020

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March 19, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Southern Water?

Pros

Lots of opportunity to be part of a team which is making a genuine difference for its customers as the company improves its performance - putting in new systems and processes.

Cons

There is a lot of change both in the company and the water sector.

Advice to Management

Keep listening

Lots of opportunity to be part of a team which is making a genuine difference for its customers as the company improves its performance

March 19, 2019

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March 18, 2019

How are promotions handled at Southern Water?

Pros

Job for life if you want it Most people genuinely care about delivering whats best for customers and environment Large company so opportunities to move around and learn new things

Cons

Slow moving due to size of company Poor communication of change and ambition within the company Complicated functional structure limits promotion and pay opportunities

Complicated functional structure limits promotion and pay opportunities

March 18, 2019

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17 English questions out of 17