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Updated January 22, 2018
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  • A company with many changes especially in the upper management (in 12 reviews)

  • At times the work / life balance can get a little skewed (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Manager, Inside Sales, Branch Office Admin"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and reasonably fair wages.

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation for tenured, knowledgeable employees. Company run from top down with little knowledge of daily details that drives the business and maintains customer base.


  2. "technical sales coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    global company with many brands

    Cons

    small local support within branches

  3. "Assembly"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Uniontown, PA
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Uniontown, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home, full time steady work, long term employment.

    Cons

    Its been a year since Xylem purchased Sensus and they still don't know who is on first.
    I am disappointed that no real change has come. Everything is the same as it was.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a real shake up of upper management

    They need to quit walking around acting like they are doing something other than taking up space and collecting a paycheck.
    The equipment is so old, they keep recycling instead of buying new equipment.
    How smart do you have to be to realize you cant put 2016 Ford parts on a 1986 Cadillac and expect it to run.
    And these daily meetings (sometime 2 or 3) what the hell are they discussing because from what I see nothing changes.
    Maybe management needs to meet with the hourly workers because that is where you will find out what is really going on. Morale is at an all time low and you wonder why.....no one seems to care. Management is told daily about issues that
    prevent workers from doing a good job and they listen to you and make a few promises and then they avoid you as much as they can hoping the problem will go away because their really in no position to fix or replace not even a bolt without calling their boss who then has to call his boss then his boss has to call the Big Man in Raleigh and if you scream loud enough then Raleigh will let the bookkeeper know its ok to cut the check to buy the bolt.

    Makes no sense to me. I guess that's why I not in management.


  4. "Electrical Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, open and continuos improvements.
    Satisfy to customers

    Cons

    Management need to improve in communication


  5. "Good industry; Leadership needs to lead"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting industry...providing technologies that will increase access to water for people around the world is great work.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership...no one makes a decision without having 5 meetings and seeking the opinions of every department leader, even if they have no expertise in the matter. Also, it operates more like six different companies so employees feel disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder than words. If you want your employees to act like one company, then show some leadership and require businesses to cooperate and act like one company.


  6. "Big company with innovation issues"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, management style allows individual personal work style

    Cons

    Management can be short sighted and limits innovation, employee experience varies widely based on location

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to innovate, don't let the sales team hold us back.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "company has potential but old ways"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rye Brook, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rye Brook, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xylem as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    diversity, environment, coworkers , location, internationalization

    Cons

    a company with an extremely retrograde thinking. Some of the supervisors, do not have the slightest education or knowledge to carry out their position. In some departments nepotism is obvious

    Advice to Management

    read the resumes, some people lie in their curriculum while others actually have knowledge, but zero opportunities. In some departments nepotism is obvious

  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. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate America"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and fun at times

    Cons

    No place to grow, there are no challenges

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  10. Helpful (1)

    "branch manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    excellent people work at this company

    Cons

    appears to be topheavy in management


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