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Xylem Reviews

Updated January 2, 2019
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  • "At times the work / life balance can get a little skewed" (in 10 reviews)

  • "A company with many changes especially in the upper management" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    good company to start your career

    Cons

    feel very stressful in my work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of follow through with management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    So much opportunity for development and growth

    Cons

    Male dominated workplace - need to work toward being more diverse and sensitive to race gender and diversity


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Beware Manufacturing Test Engineering"

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

    Pros

    - There are many great teams and people here.
    - Work/life balance is good.
    - Exciting and leading edge technologies can be found in some parts of the company.
    - Opportunities to move internally.
    - I would recommend Sensus to a friend depending on the part of the company.

    Cons

    - Bullying, aggression, and a lack of common decency exist in some parts of the company. Unfortunately, many employees simply endure this. To be fair, other parts of the company do not have this problem. Be cautious of Manufacturing Test Engineering.
    - A lot of older/outdated technologies in some parts of the company. Other parts, however, are cutting edge.
    - Very "Siloed" and there is sometimes distrust between different functions of the company, often resulting in feelings of division and animosity that put a damper on one’s day.
    - No bonuses, slightly below-par raises year to year.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Please , run....."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cant think of anything other than, its a job.

    Cons

    1. Inexperienced management, Not accountable, Masters of mind games.
    2. Dark and gloomy office space.
    3. No career coaching or guidance
    4. Software Development is void of process or strategy
    5. All governed by knee jerk decision and complete lack of strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Xylem Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cares about solving environmental issues.

    Cons

    Vertical management is not effective.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the vertical mgmt. Need dedicated site-specific sales to achieve better growth.


  7. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Morton Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities. Very stable company.

    Cons

    Training is lacking. Each department acts as a single unit, lack of coordination between departments. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation. Build a culture of collaboration, not adversarial.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Honest pay, terrible management."

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

    I worked at Xylem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and decent pay. Some very nice co workers.

    Cons

    Management is awful they will write you up for the smallest offense regardless of work ethic. The union is also in management's pocket

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing hard working employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Strong company with potential but reluctant to develop/promote from within"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Rye Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Rye Brook, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xylem full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Noble company purpose and culture to make a difference. Also, strong macro trends supporting future growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Don't develop and/or trust own people for growth opportunities, but rather recruit externally.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Manager should not be dealing with people. The place is lacking organizational skills!"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Freedom, PA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Freedom, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office, nice coffee machine

    Cons

    They split all jobs between 2 project engineers, and dump everything on one electrical engineer for 75 grand. Have no idea what kind of work load they have.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you have a maters degree does not mean you can do 4 people's work, it means we know more. The pay rate is dismal. Stop letting your managers use the phone as a personal line of communication for non work related conversations. They refuse to give days off if they feel the schedule will not permit it. They will call and harass you at home to not take the vacation you deserve to take. They use a system that cannot trace when they deny you days off. You have to retract them from consideration. No give and take on the schedule. So it's ok to work 100 hours a week but they won't give you anything over 2 hours off without using PTO! So there is ZERO consideration for family. My Mother died and they could care less, I received a phone call at home while I was grieving asking me to reevaluate my priorities based on the company schedule. Refused to allow me to take any more days off! Sorry, I quit! No mention of your grief, nor did they care. Pretty sad place.