Southern Water Employee Reviews about "people are great"

Updated Feb 18, 2021

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43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and pay is not bad(in 11 reviews)

  • "They offer good learning opportunities, good socials and have a very modern approach to Work-Life Balance(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior managers are slow to make decisions, Needs a shake up in management and to evolve into a modern company(in 12 reviews)

  • "Poor management, unfairness between employees(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Brilliant

      Feb 1, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Excellent company to work for most employees have been working there for a long time. Very low retention.

      Cons

      There is no room for advancement

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Transforming business

      Feb 18, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Clear plans and ambitions Good salaries and benefits Transforming the business

      Cons

      Too many Directors - it is not always clear who does what

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Generally a good place to work.

      Feb 18, 2021 - Process Operator in Brighton, England
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      Pros

      Decent pay, benefits and good progression opportunities

      Cons

      Business puts too much emphasis on satisfying share holders

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Company

      Jan 31, 2021 - Process Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Looks after you, very competitive salary

      Cons

      Limited progression, can have long hours

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Clear problems, but slowly improving

      Jan 31, 2021 - Marketing in Worthing, South East England, England
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      Pros

      Good salary, benefits and training

      Cons

      Terrible reputation, company can't improve quickly enough

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      A balanced point

      Jan 19, 2021 - Data Analyst in Worthing, South East England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Constantly trying to improve on the past.

      Cons

      Bad decisions made in the past.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      SWS

      Jan 8, 2021 - Senior Authorised Person in Southampton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Loads, Holidays given, working day.

      Cons

      Ever changing working requirements work loads

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Assistant project manager

      Jan 7, 2021 - Assistant Project Manager in Brighton, England
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      Pros

      Great people, good working hours and open to flexible working

      Cons

      Male dominated, heavy bureaucracy, low wage

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not for everyone

      Feb 11, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      locality for some of the employees

      Cons

      inconsistencies in approach to management

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      As expected

      Jan 29, 2021 - Customer Service Agent 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Money was ok as were the staff

      Cons

      Senior management out of touch

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