Southern Water Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 18, 2020

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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. "Happy working here"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I feel valued and cared about. Employees' health and well being is important. Have a good work life balance and there are lots of opportunities for career progression. CEO now has regular Q&;A sessions, so it's great to have an understanding of what's going on. Friendly environment. Nice offices and good coffee in the staff canteen. Happy working here.

    Cons

    Processes and systems of communication could be improved. Sometimes have to ask several people what the process for something is and get several different answers, or nobody knows. IT sometimes frustrating and slow. Pay structure seems to be inconsistent. People in same job being paid different salaries, not always for any obvious reason and salary offered for new roles often less than advertised in the job description.

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  2. "Improving"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brighton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, great colleagues

    Cons

    Immature project management methodology and framework


  3. "Getting better"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Water full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, good work / life balance

    Cons

    Poor management, unfairness between employees

  4. "Keeping things Flowing"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Southern Water is a very friendly company to work in with some exceptionally talented people who are passionate about their roles and the value water plays in the lives of everybody. They offer good learning opportunities, good socials and have a very modern approach to Work-Life Balance.

    Cons

    It is a typical utilities company and things can take a while to change but there is a real desire to change things for the better now and green shoots are starting to appear but we now need to grow them to develop.

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  5. "Employee Corporate Services"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally treat staff well, good team spirit, managers are fair in approach, do not use coercive tactics. Company appreciative of work life balance

    Cons

    Extreme bureaucracy and hierarchy for a medium sized company Not all staff motivated to be productive or delivery focused Appears to be strong culture of absenteeism in some areas High workload and limited strategic planning capability

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "accountant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Water

    Pros

    really nice people, good work life balance

    Cons

    old systems, manual processes, weak organisation

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  7. "A company that offers high salaries and good job security.-little room for progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Durrington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Southern Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent Salary,generous holiday, effective training,amazing people to work with,culture,work life balance.

    Cons

    shift patterns,management , progression-al opportunities limited

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