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Western Power Distribution Overview

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Bristol, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utility
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
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Western Power Distribution Holdings (WPD, formerly WPD Holdings UK) spreads energy around South West England and South Wales. The company's two regulated businesses, WPD South West and WPD South Wales, operate electricity distribution networks that serve about ... Read more

Western Power Distribution Reviews

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Robert A. Symons
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    Former Employee - Stock Controller in Exeter, England
    Former Employee - Stock Controller in Exeter, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Power Distribution full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for WPD for 11 years in Exeter I worked for SWEB originally then they split it in two halves. I always loved working for WPD and had great work colleges. The company was always good to me with flexi time when I had my kids etc. And the management was always excellent and very supportive.

    Cons

    WPD has since taken over the Midlands and WPD has gone right down hill. One thing goes in one area but not in another they all have their own rules with no consistency. I wouldn't want to work for them now but unfortunately my poor husband still does. He now works in the Midlands he doesn't get any of the management support or back up. Management don't seem to want to take on any responsibilities a whole different company now totally different. I am very surprised that Mr R Symons has let this happen.

    Advice to Management

    You need to set out rules and regs and set them company wide. West Midlands seem to make it up as they go along. No longer the highly thought of company I used to know!

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Western Power Distribution Interviews

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    Electrical Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kettering, England
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Western Power Distribution (Kettering, England) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Long very long from application to interview took 7 weeks. 2 days before interview they change time. Day of interview keep me waiting 40 minutes. The interview itself was pretty poor asking a lot of questions regarding there procedures which no one will know unless you work for them. No progression, the salary stated isn't the money you start on. You will have to do call out but no retainer while they train you. Clicky company full of people who are related or friends of friends. I had interview and still waiting for out come 2 weeks later. I wouldn't go work for these people.

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