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Severn Trent Services Overview

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Horsham, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
1974
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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Our broad range of water treatment products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies and contract operating services. Severn Trent Services can work with you to solve individual plant operations issues or provide entire water ... Read more

Mission: At Severn Trent Services, we understand water. That’s why our products and services are used the world over. From filtration and disinfection equipment to contract operations, our water treatment technologies and services help protect and preserve the world’s ... Read more

Severn Trent Services Reviews

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Stephane Bouvier
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    I worked at Severn Trent Services full-time

    Pros

    The company mostly works through contracts. The advantage of this is that there are many different projects the company is working on, so depending on where you live, you may have a unique opportunities. You work on important projects - typically water-related.

    The benefit package included a service called "HealthAdvocate" which is pretty useful for sending you cash rewards to stay fit, get regular checkups, and the like. The service also can arrange for doctor's appointments and connect you with a nurse to answer heatlh-related questions or even help you arrange home care for immediate family.

    The people who worked at my project were great and from what I hear, they continue to be be great.

    Cons

    Pay will probably leave you wanting for more if you're new.

    Advice to Management

    1) Keep up the dedication to quality, you've built an excellent reputation.
    2) Make HR more aggressive at developing talent and benefits to keep people on-board.
    3) Show employees what changes are being made as a result of the annual satisfaction surveys and keep working on ways to help employees see that the surveys are anonyous.
    4) If a management change is recommended, generalize it across a region so that suggestion from smaller units of employees remain anonymous.

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Severn Trent Services Interviews

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    Technical Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Severn Trent Services (Philadelphia, PA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    My interviewers were both a half hour late for my interview. Already off to a great start.

    Aggressive Israeli guy and obnoxious Brit. Tell me all about how demanding the job is and how it takes so much and grill me about my experience. They say the position starts off at 45k. This is the point where I start rapidly losing interest. 45k is a mediocre salary for a Technical Buyer to begin with and I already had a job at this point (was looking for a new one) so I wasn't desperate enough to settle.

    And here's the punchline: They looked me in the eye and told me I'd be expected to work 12 hours per day. Exempt status, of course, so no OT.

    It took physical effort to not laugh in their face. I'm happy starting off for 50-60k at a normal, 8-9 hour per day job. But if you want me to work 12 hours per day, you need to offer 80k just to get me out of bed. Because essentially what you're asking me to do is dedicate 80% of my waking hours to my job for as long as I stay. To put it into perspective, it would come out to under $14.50 an hour.

    Called me back for another interview and I informed them that before going in, the salary would have to change if I was going to be working 12 hours a day. They said not to come to interview and I was not perturbed. I'm not particularly anxious to work for a company that drives their employees like rented mules and tries to pay them such a paltry sum.

    No wonder their customer reviews are all awful; they're scraping the bottom of the barrel for employees.

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