Thames Water FAQ

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27 English questions out of 27

18 March 2019

Does Thames Water have a pension plan?

Pros

Learning & Development are exceptional but massively undervalued. The people at Thames Water are hardworking and genuinely proud to be there for the most part.

Cons

During my time at Thames I have seen a lot of change very quickly, however it was not very well planned or structured. Achieving anything at all can feel like a mission due to high levels of bureaucracy and company wide technical issues. Pay is very poor and the benefits provide a good pension and not much else worthwhile for office workers. I will say that the environment can be very unprofessional in certain areas, but this may have just been my experience.

Advice to Management

Take the time to invest in understanding the environment in your teams on a personal level, too much reliance is based on the employee survey/middle managers.

Pay is very poor and the benefits provide a good pension and not much else worthwhile for office workers.

18 March 2019

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11 April 2019

Does Thames Water offer parental leave?

Pros

Enhanced Maternity leave - 14 weeks full pay before SMP. Good pension - double your contribution up to 12%

Cons

Ineffective resourcing policy - some departments have lots of staff but do very little; some have minimal staff with a high workload causing stress Salary structure isn’t fair and annual salary increases are minimal Very little training or support for managers

Enhanced Maternity leave - 14 weeks full pay before SMP.

11 April 2019

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20 December 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Thames Water?

Pros

Good salary and benefits Central locations

Cons

No flexibility Poor senior leadership Lack of respect for employees

Poor senior leadership

20 December 2019

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17 March 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Thames Water?

Pros

Pay reasonable, Office space pleasant easy to get to.

Cons

Bullying by colleagues. Lack of direction. No strategy. Slow to deliver. No flexible working. 19th Century management practices. Overstaffed. Ineffectual HR. No support from management.

Advice to Management

Get a grip of middle management, cut discretionary spend on contractors and consultants, build a strategy that is clearly communicated. Get a new CTO and rethink the technology agenda. Middle managers get to work from home but no-one else so do you trust your staff or not. Sort out the bullying.

No strategy.

17 March 2020

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1 May 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Thames Water?

Pros

Interesting and varied work. Great people, who care. Good career opportunities, good life work balance.

Cons

Not enough people resources. Money could be better.

Good career opportunities, good life work balance.

1 May 2019

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