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"Big, bloated, top-heavy, mismanaged public agency..."

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Former Employee - Associate Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Associate Engineer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
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I worked at Santa Clara Valley Water full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Salary (for my position), excellent health and retirement benefits, decent boss.

Cons

Cube farm. Very political, with lots of rumors, gossip, back-stabbing, buck-passing, etc. Bureaucratic hell. Bloated, with lots of dead weight and very few stars. Nobody seems happy to be there. Lots of "silos".

Advice to Management

Treat your employees with respect. Put the right people in the right positions. Deal with problem employees appropriately (i.e. get rid of the dead weight). Recognize and reward those who excel. Do your job.

Other Employee Reviews for Santa Clara Valley Water

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Internship with no chance to stay as a professional."

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Santa Clara Valley Water as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great internship program. I learned a lot in the year and a half I've been here. The engineers in my unit work hard and teach a lot.

    Cons

    There are no chances to grow as a professional. Once your internship is over, you are done. They do not offer full time positions even if you've been here a while and they supposedly like you.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider your hard working interns for full time positions.


  2. "Insightful, well rounded experience as a student intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Santa Clara Valley Water as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    While working for the H2O district I experienced working with a number of passionate colleagues. The pay was great, medical benefits, flexible scheduling all made for a great work environment.

    Cons

    Water district is always under public scrutiny. The company is frequently reorganizing and moving people around. Board of directors role in salary/ benefits, somehow always seem to increase their own pay....

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