DC Water Reviews

Updated May 30, 2020

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3.3
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DC Water Acting CEO and General Manager Henderson J. Brown, IV
Henderson J. Brown, IV
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  1. "Good research team to work with."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DC Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The research environment is good.

    Cons

    There is nothing about the cons.

  2. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

    I have been working at DC Water part-time

    Pros

    exposure to many technical aspects of AWWTP

    Cons

    lack of opportunity to grow up


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    "Deficient employer"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DC Water full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They are doing a tremendous technical job.

    Cons

    management employs old management techniques. very traditional thinking, no innovation or new ideas.

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  4. "Ok place to work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DC Water full-time

    Pros

    Work is rewarding within itself.

    Cons

    Leadership could use lots of improvements.

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    "This is for DC Water FLEET Operations, NOT DC Water"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee 

    I have been working at DC Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location New contract management Basic 9-5 job

    Cons

    Fleet management is arbitrary and capricious in dealing with employees Low employee morale, but getting better because of new contract management Nepotism: 3 relatives, two in managerial positions; 2 other relatives in apprenticeship program Harassment: refers to contract management in derogatory terms Favoritism: relative is allowed to clock unlimited hours Sexism: women in the office are only allowed to perform secretarial duties

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "An interesting organization schizophrenic in certain respects on the cutting edge in others in the 19th century."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DC Water full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is doing cutting edge work in wastewater treatment.

    Cons

    The corporate cultured is highly siloed. There are departments which lack the tools to operate in the 21st century. The view is that all is good as focus is on the advanced work undertaken by Engineering. Support department are bureaucratic, run by an old boy network that is reluctant to change or modernize, although lip service is given to modernization.

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    "DC Water"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DC Water full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pays very well... I would put them up against any utility, government agency or private industry company, but that's where it stops. Don't go there if you don't have to! They'll break your heart and bank account!

    Cons

    Management sucks! Union driven and they suck too! However, now under new leadership, but its going to take awhile for the mess to be worked out and or cleaned out!

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  8. "Awesome place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DC Water

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Cutting edge tech and great culture

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    "Manager"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DC Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - the work - some of the leadership - some of the people - free parking - benefits

    Cons

    - many of the people - the culture - some practices

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "very good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DC Water full-time

    Pros

    interesting projects and constant change in the work load. Management team really open to discussion and considerate

    Cons

    can be overwhelming sometimes and communication between department can be a challenge but usually everybody works for the same goal.

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