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South East Water Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. "A company that nurtures talent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Snodland, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Snodland, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at South East Water (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities internally through recognition of talent and staff development. Positive working environment. Opportunities to get involved in projects and contribute to business improvement.

    Cons

    The offices at Snodland aren't very modern


  2. "A Good and Thoughtful Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Organic Chemistry Analyst in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Organic Chemistry Analyst in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South East Water full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New start of the art laboratories, recently opened. Good induction programme with presentation and practicals. Training tailored to you and your needs. Experienced staff available to help.

    Cons

    Location - If having to travel on M25 and M3 traffic unpredictable.

  3. "Very good employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South East Water full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of expertise among the staff - great place to learn and develop
    Company is supportive of learning and development
    Flexible working available - good work/life balance
    Free weekly workouts and other activities
    Helpful, caring, supportive culture
    Subsidised on-site deli for lunch/business meetings

    Cons

    Some differences between generations in terms of working style e.g. baby boomers vs millenials / generation Z but lots of management are forward thinking and it's good to have some variety at work
    The company has offices across the south east so some teams may feel more isolated

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the younger people, and encourage the more senior staff members to share their experiences - good for succession planning


  4. "Excellent opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    I have been working at South East Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Started with the Company as an apprentice on a fixed term contract which I am now a permanent employee. If employees display the Company values then they will be able to progress within the company whether this be into other departments or within the same department. Pro's include employees can request training to develop, flexible working available and the opportunity for employees to buy or sell annual leave.

    Cons

    The deli area could be improved as its dark and can be a little depressing during the winter periods.


  5. "Basic Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at South East Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    After a year of service you can get to work from home sometimes

    Cons

    locations is not convenient, the waiting list for parking onsite is almost 2 years.
    no career prospects and no employees incentives. poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Get managerial training and learn how to motivate employees.

    South East Water Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Human Resources Manager

    Thanks for your review, we are constantly reviewing how to improve the work life balance here at South East Water. I’m sorry to hear that you don’t find the location convenient – our Head Office is ... More


  6. "Poor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South East Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The call centre staff are kind

    Cons

    poor management. Over spill car-park dangerous - a very us and them attitude- only side ways progression

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your call centre staff - they are the voice and ears of the company

    South East Water Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Human Resources Manager

    Thanks for your feedback, I’m so glad to hear that the call centre staff were kind. I really appreciate your comments about the overspill car park – I know this may not be ideal but it is just a ... More


  7. "Great Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at South East Water full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for overall, Extremely friendly staff members with lots of progression opportunities. Great management. Great Location

    Cons

    Repetitive at times.
    Canteen/Deli area can be very busy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Nagging.

  8. "Poor Employer"

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Nice office design + Layout

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Poor pay
    Lack of interest in staff

    South East Water Response

    Dec 18, 2015 – Human Resources Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. I was glad to hear that you found the staff friendly during your time here, and that you liked the office layout. However, your comments about the management and pay ... More


  9. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Snodland, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Snodland, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South East Water full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When I worked there the staff were friendly. There was a very good canteen with freshly cooked food daily. The car park was spacious car park. The IT department provided very good knowledgeable IT support,

    Cons

    There is insufficient car parking for all employees and the overflow car park is a 15 minute walk away. The overflow car park is poorly lit and subject to vandalism. Local parking around the village is not permitted for PR reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what 'advice to management' requires? I would not have any advice to the current management if that is what this section means.

    South East Water Response

    Nov 11, 2015 – Human Resources Manager

    Thanks for your review! I’m glad to hear you had a positive experience working with us, and that you enjoyed the friendly atmosphere here. I’ll also pass your comments onto our IT department as I’m ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great opportunities"

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

    I have been working at South East Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A friendly company with great opportunities for those to develop into other roles and departments.
    The Company has recently offered a free health cash plan for all staff - providing cash back for dental, optical, scans etc.

    Cons

    Due to the headcount increase there are not enough car parking spaces onsite at head office, however the Company has organised for staff to use an overspill car park.

    South East Water Response

    Jul 28, 2015 – Human Resources Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. We're really pleased to hear that you like the healthcare cash plan we're offering to all staff as a free benefit. We've had some great feedback about it so far! We know ... More


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