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Xylem Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Management has respect for work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits: That's what I heard from employees - assembly line operators as well as office staff (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management pays zero attention to the local market (in 10 reviews)

  • At times the work / life balance can get a little skewed (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent stewardship and value to the environment and to the water challenges facing people all over the world.

    Cons

    Young company still striving to solidify it's identity.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, a lot of room for promotion within the company

    Cons

    a lot of changes happening within the company and not a lot of communication to the employees about it.

  3. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xylem (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, open door policy to all levels of management and tremendous support.

    Cons

    New product development is often delayed.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Engineering Leadership Program"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Morton Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's a lot to learn if you like HVAC and pumps. Lots of hands on experience especially in product development

    Cons

    Everyone one here acts old. The culture is very traditional, the morale is low, everyone hates meetings and talking to other people. My internship was very disorganized, and was given little direction on my project. I felt very isolated working here.

    Advice to Management

    My this place more of a team work


  5. "Too many Chiefs"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Bridgeport, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative in Bridgeport, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xylem full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The location is ideal with no delays in commute.

    Cons

    Hostile and negative environment . Unrealistic expectations and you are never fully compensated for the hours you truly work.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees . Create a positive less micromanaging environment.


  6. "An awful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seneca Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seneca Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xylem full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Micro management, with endless worthless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    High competent people, get out of their way and let them do their job!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away....stay far away......"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xylem full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Those that I trust were great to work with...

    Cons

    .....you shouldn't trust many people there. People will say things to get ahead or for CYA purposes. The office has thinned out with no new plans to re-hire. This means that those left behind are left to carry the burden and weight of 2, sometimes 3 people. There is no work-life balance, although they say there is. It is frowned upon to only work 40 hour weeks - if you don't come in early or stay late, they definitely notice. There is a lot of pressure to hit the numbers and you need to do whatever you can to do so. There are a lot of fires every day which will make you feel like you never accomplish anything long term. And then you get penalized for not completing your long term tasks. It is a lose-lose situation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let what you say in staff meetings leak out to the employees. Better yet, perhaps you shouldn't say things like "People are lazy" or "People are whiny" in staff meetings so they can leak out. Most of the employees are working hard to make the numbers with the limited staff they have and on a limited budget. As upper Management, you should take a look at areas where you can help and listen to the feedback by your employees. It would go a long way if everyone could work together towards the same goals. Departments have been cut so thin and when there is feedback given, upper management just says they are lazy? Who wants to work for a place like that....

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A growing company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    The people are great.

    Cons

    Too many slioes; could be a more cohesive company.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more involved.


  9. "project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    great growth opportunities, international company, approachable management

    Cons

    fast paced, a lot of projects, high expectations


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not Great"

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

    I have been working at Xylem full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with work schedule. Good People.

    Cons

    Pathetic insurance. Poor upper management. Too many "cons" to list.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing everything and requiring reports for everything. Let your people do their work.


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