Southern Water Employee Reviews about "poor management"

Updated Mar 1, 2019

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48 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
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Getting better

      Mar 1, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working environment, good work / life balance

      Cons

      Poor management, unfairness between employees

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Customer Services

      May 15, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Durrington, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paid every month. No other pros.

      Cons

      Very poor management. Team Leaders who act like school children, they also lack common sense.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY

      Dec 5, 2017 - Senior Manager in Worthing, South East England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salaries are high but nil job security

      Cons

      Bullying. Favouritism. Zero accommodation for people who are ill. Poor management. They do not care about the Customer. Nil job Security. Continuing high level failures. Money wasted on Contractors. Too many away days at the Hilton! Being paid for the Customer! Inbound Call Centres up north. You speak to people who don't know the area. Unhelpful staff - too afraid to speak up.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Would Never Go Back.....

      Jul 26, 2017 - Administrative Assistant in Falmer, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nothing, There is nothing I can think of!

      Cons

      Poor Pay Poor Management No Business Management Systems Office Politics

      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Avoid like hell - especially procurement dept

      Aug 24, 2016 - Reporting Analyst in Durrington, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are good at heart, the work creates the problem of lying, blaming and laziness

      Cons

      Blame culture Low pay No direction Poor management Bullying No budget Going to fold in 1 -3 years easily and be consultant led

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      9 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A great team fire fighting poor management

      Oct 12, 2015 - Technical Coordinator in Chatham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some really great and fun people to work with on the ground. Some good experience people who can fix anything with tape and a screwdriver.

      Cons

      Poor work life balance, poor management, poor wages & benifits, constant lies, no clear direction. MEICA guys having to savage spare parts. The company pushes people to have stress level! Pushed to work over 24hrs

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Lions led by donkeys

      Oct 11, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Worthing, South East England, England
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      Pros

      Dedicated colleagues who are always diligent but under supported

      Cons

      Poor management, they are detached from reality and disrespectful of their staff

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      2 people found this review helpful
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