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Xylem Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is decent if you suck up enough to get it (in 10 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 9 reviews)

  • At times the work / life balance can get a little skewed (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Company is evolving for the better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sensus acquisition and Analytics focus makes Xylem well positioned for being a leader in smart water infrastructure. Strong CEO.

    Cons

    Getting different businesses still figuring out how to work together effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Become laser focused on delighting your customers


  2. "Becoming One Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yellow Springs, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yellow Springs, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate mission: Responsibly manage the world's water. Who can't get behind that? This attracts top talent from around the world. I get to work with a lot of really smart, motivated people. Also, we work hard, but there is an expectation of work/life balance, and leadership generally walks the talk.

    Cons

    Not many. However, I will say that Xylem started off very large ($4B) and fragmented, as it was put together through a lot of separate companies, many of whom were competitors with one another, formerly. As Xylem has matured, it is putting organization-wide policies and tools in place, and is centralizing many of its shared services. This can cause a little bit of chaos in the immediate, but it's the right thing to do, long-run.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on growth.


  3. "Screener Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cordova, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cordova, IL

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

    Pros

    Room to grow, decent atmosphere

    Cons

    Small company and to move up in rank meant possibly stepping on someone else's toes as far as position sought


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  5. "Xylem Review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Solid amount of PTO

    Cons

    Work experience can be largely based off your manager


  6. "Canada FP&A Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent management group to work with.

    Cons

    Not the best communication from one group to the next.


  7. "Repair Tech"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    Work is divided by product lines , daily goals are attainable, Great coworkers

    Cons

    When the workload is heavy they sometimes go to mandentory OT.


  8. "Company is doing great things"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    Company is trying to solve the word's water problems in a sustainable and profitable way -- a very good mission! Great volunteer and employee comradery through Watermark, their employee philanthropic organization. Great communication with employees about the business missions, milestones, accomplishments and business-related news.

    Cons

    The Corporate office HR has lost the human touch -- not enough embracing and developing diversity of talent, too much "screen time" rather than positive, authentic, constructive, collaborate human interaction.

    Advice to Management

    See cons. Also, not enough women at the top.


  9. "Production and inventory control supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production and Inventory Control Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Production and Inventory Control Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xylem (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. The ability to determine goals and objectives

    Cons

    Inner turmoil due to structure changes

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and the unit will be stronger in the future


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xylem full-time

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, not a micromanaging environment at all.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons at the moment


  11. "Good company in upstate NY"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn, NY
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Xylem as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    (1) Friendly people: In spite of being a contractor, I was treated almost at par with employees from day 1.
    (2) Good benefits: That's what I heard from employees - assembly line operators as well as office staff. They also have 2 employee days (at regional amusement parks), a company picnic, children's Christmas party, Thanksgiving lunch, Veteran's day celebration etc.
    (3) Has a good line of products that has withstood the test of time as well as competition.
    (4) Strong work ethic across rank and file.

    Cons

    (1) Loss of lot of experienced employees in the last few years: Due to weak succession planning, a lot of people retired without transferring their knowledge to new employees.
    (2) There has been hardly any increase in revenue since the company spun off from ITT Corporation in 2011. This fact, and the continual cost pressures since the last few years due to the recession, leads one to be a little skeptical about career growth.

    Advice to Management

    (1) Weed out the under-performers and provide more recognition to the good performers.
    (2) Focus harder on taking back the market share lost to lower-cost competition.



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