Burbank Water and Power Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2020

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3.6
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Burbank Water and Power General Manager Ronald E. Davis (no image)
Ronald E. Davis
9 Ratings
  1. "Senior Analyst"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power full-time

    Pros

    Great Company and Great benefits

    Cons

    None that i can think of

  2. "Keep your expectations low"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great City/Community Decent pay (though below market pay scale) Great coworkers who care about customers

    Cons

    Sadly, Ron Davis is no longer the General Manager and the replacement GM treats employees as a disposable commodity. Management Team does not value loyalty or employee dedication to their job. Expectations of employees by managers are to be “yes” workers and don’t ask questions and don’t think.

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  3. "Good place to learn, but that's it. Get out Fast."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - They have a great facility, including a gym that is available to all employees. - They offer 75% reimbursement on taking courses to improve. - They offer some self-improvement classes. - They are ahead in the utility sector compare to those in the area, so if you are able to learn the software, it will help you get a job elsewhere. - Offer a 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    - Doesn't promote within, and if they do, it's pure politics. - No training program, they've had about 3 different employees with a title that says they are in charge of creating a training program, but they never create any curriculum or documents to train employees. - Employees who have been there longer are jaded, and no longer want to put effort. - Just like in most places, promotion is not on merit, its on who the managers like the best, regardless if they are qualified. - Input by those on the frontlines is largely ignored. - Those who want to make changes, are shutdown, due to most employees set on their ways. - Work from under-performing employees is stacked onto those who work fast, but with no repercussions for those that under-perform and no acknowledgement for those that work hard.

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  4. "Good...but..."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Innovative and customer focused. Takes pretty good care of employees making sure we have a good work life balance. Very open to educational and training opportunities for employees to better their career.

    Cons

    Short staffed, always feels like everyone, including myself is overworked. Pay is low (though steps are being taken to improve pay scale), not much room to advance up the career ladder. Management used to promote qualified employees from within the company, with new managers, they are more apt to hire from outside the company now. Morale is low and employees are moving on to other companies or retiring. Brain drain due to experienced employees leaving.

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  5. "No complaints"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipefitter Apprentice in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun learning environment, quick paced, understanding.

    Cons

    Alway in the sun!

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Work here if you want no training/support from supervisors and high expectations."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burbank Water and Power full-time

    Pros

    -Schedule and some co-workers are friendly

    Cons

    -Salary is not comparable to other city's -Supervisors are in pointless meetings all day. -Looked down upon for asking for help or training. -No help from supervisors. -Lots of gossip between co-workers -Very small, no room for promotion.

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  7. "Electrical Engineering"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Everyone is super friendly.

    Cons

    Never have openings for full-time position

  8. Helpful (1)

    "GIS Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIS Intern in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team of people, beautiful workplace, great benefits, good location, workplace safety is emphasized

    Cons

    I have not discovered a con yet, but working for a municipality presents some challenges such a slow adoption of workplace changes

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  9. "BWP"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power

    Pros

    Great work environment, cutting edge utility, job security.

    Cons

    Certain department supervisory skills could be improved. The BCEA union is sub standard.

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  10. "customer service"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Burbank Water and Power full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good environment, work life balance, pay is competitive

    Cons

    May need to move around to other places for advancement

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