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Severn Trent Water Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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Severn Trent Water Chief Executive Liv Garfield
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Pros
  • Great benefits and lifestyle discounts (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours of some roles (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Fat' middle-upper management, delegation rules (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of changes in the industry could unsettle things within the business (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Too many disturbing changes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Colmar, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice Co workers and fair but not great pay.

    Cons

    British Corporate mentality being brought to bear on American employees, causing major moral issues. They are not concerned about the opinions of the people necessary to bring the bottom line. Middle management is only concerned with sucking up to Corporate. Good people are looking to get out which will only further aggravate a downward spiral.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the US model alone. We made money before you started meddling and only since all the none business related distractions you burdened us with caused us to go into the red.


  2. "Career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time

    Pros

    Excellent management and career opportunities

    Cons

    Benifits could be a little better


  3. "Sr. Lab Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Manageable workflow that is low stress, with little to no change. High levels of independence and good work/social life balance.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement or training.Workload in the lab can become monotonous and boring.


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  5. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Environmentally conscience, other than that?

    Cons

    'Fat' middle-upper management, delegation rules.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people who have been there for many years

    Cons

    new management making changes without working with existing staff


  7. Helpful (1)

    "New Executive....time to move on!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company with great employees that are now going to be in the hot seat, specifically in one department. Sad, but true!

    Cons

    Your life is about to change drastically under iron fist of the new executive. Only advice to give us you better start looking. It will only be a matter of time before you are set up to fail, pushed out and or terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Bad hiring decision. You should have done your homework before making a terrible hire.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "An honest, review based on a lengthy employment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment (while I was there - this WILL change)
    Guaranteed breaks (but very much needed)
    Decent salary (again, this will definitely change for employees in the very-near future).

    Cons

    Painfully high workloads
    Huge culture of blame and favoritism by managers
    Dishonest managerial team
    Unsafe working environment
    The company will never take responsibility for its mistakes
    Zero room for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Honesty would be a start. This needs to be taught from above, however, so this will be a long time coming


  9. "Great Companu to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Severn Trent Water full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible and understanding management. Great company values.

    Cons

    too many changes in performance module.


  10. "Front line staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The good things about STW are that hey take Health and safety very seriously. The benefits package is quite good and job security.

    Cons

    Cuts, cuts, cuts, that's all they want to do. More and more work is thrown onto you and not given enough time to do it. Upper management is getting better but my level manager is a bully who threatens you with your job if you do something wrong. I used to enjoy my job but not now. Stressed for a pittance of a pay.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your frontline staff. They are the ones that are out in all weathers , day and night. On call, Stressed, tired. Stop looking at us as a figure or as a cost. Also look at paying us a proper wage for what we do.


  11. "AWFUL AWFUL EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR THIS COMPANY"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Struggling to find anything positive about working for this company, apart from possibly a relatively nice building to work in.

    Cons

    Favouritism is rife. If you aren't the kind of person they want/ like then they make you feel awful and attempt to change who you are. If your face fits you'll be ok. Senior management are ignorant and sometimes don't even acknowledge team members who aren't on their "favourites" list. Bad manners are commonplace. The only job I have ever had where I have dreaded going into work. Poor salary compared to the national average. They want yes people and not people who have an opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everybody equally not just your selected few. Acknowledge your team.


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