Artesian Resources - Good pay, but at a heavy personal cost | Glassdoor
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"Good pay, but at a heavy personal cost"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The company generally pays better than most local employers. They have a swimming pool. Their office building is very upscale, with fountains inside, some of which have fish. Executives get big offices and are treated like royalty, with bonuses and stock options.

Cons

The company relies heavily on nepotism. Family members and friends of the executives are hired regularly and placed in poitions without regard to skills, education or qualifications. The majority of the executives have no understanding of how to manage and deal with people. The human resources department openly operates with bias and manages through intimidation and manipulation. Many years ago the company was thought to be a great place to work. Former employees now seem to generally agree that the firm lost its way. Rank and file employees are generally treated like dirt unless they are family members.

Other Employee Reviews for Artesian Resources

  1. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great company, good workers.

    Cons

    Disagreement between departments (e.g. Operations and Engineering)


  2. "Nepotism, Friends & Family First"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Artesian Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Benefits use to be above average, and the pay depends on if you are a family or friend of those in charge. If you are in the 'liked' group, you'll have no problem with time off, etc. Sr. Managers and executives are well taken care of, hence why nobody in the protected class ever leaves.

    Cons

    I worked for Artesian for over 7 years and was exposed to the worse office politics ever experienced -- most of it coming from the HR Department! Little chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the HR Department and try to grow a great company culture.


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