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Anglian Water Laboratory Technician Reviews

Updated 5 October 2017
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Laboratory Technician

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Pros
  • Work / life balance is the best I have ever had (in 4 reviews)

  • A high engagement level and a huge investment in people whilst still maintaining an outstanding level of customer service (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Quite a lot to learn - takes about a year to feel fully comfortable (in 5 reviews)

  • When you first start the job there is a lot of new information so initially it can be overwhelming- (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Lab technician"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pension good working conditions. When i had cancer i was well looked after and an excellent phase back to work.

    Cons

    One didnt know how the day or week would pan out in terms of how much work came in each day and how the equipment would be.


  2. "A decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Huntingdon, England
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Huntingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On the whole a positive place to work, with a few passionate people that will try to assist in your personal development.

    Cons

    In the area I worked in there were many people with no passion or direction in their careers, who had come straight from university with the same lack of direction. This culture is cultivated by the lack of opportunity for promotion which means that teams have a number of unprofessional 'hangers-on', whilst competent staff will leave to seek other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on providing opportunity based on merit, and not just for apprentices/graduates. Listen to the aspirations of staff and communicate better with other areas of the business to provide opportunities for staff that show willingness to improve themselves. From what I saw, AW is very good at taking credit for the individual achievements of its staff, regardless of the company as a whole being involved, followed by a bit of PR spiel in the company newspaper.