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Anglian Water Reviews

Updated 14 February 2018
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Pros
  • Work / life balance is the best I have ever had (in 6 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. "I've worked for Anglian Water for more than 20 years......"

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

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work, great people, opportunities and benefits. Focus on customers is key with a lot of emphasis & support on how we need to respond to ever changing customer demands.

    Cons

    Often difficult to see the bigger picture of where we are heading as an organisation.
    Politics


  2. "I left, then went back!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On the whole, great people to work with who all want to do a good job for customers and improve things for employees.
    A good culture that is open.
    A CEO who is forward thinking and approachable.
    Good opportunity for progression into new roles if you work hard and are right for the job.
    Company values employees who work hard and reward and recognition are generally fair.
    Salaries high for Lincoln and easily comparable with other water companies.

    Cons

    Politics at a high level.
    Some ‘old timers’ reluctant to change.
    Some top level managers.
    Work can be high pressured and stressful at times.
    Salary progression is tricky without changing roles.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure our leaders can lead with the necessary management and change leadership skills, not just operational knowledge.


  3. "Recognition"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Lincoln, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company ethos, no hierarchy, all training provided, profession for those showing the right attitude and skills

    Cons

    I can’t think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "12 years in and still really enjoy it"

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

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunities to develop and progress.
    Support from majority of management is great
    Flexible when needed to create a good work life balance
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of investment in accommodation outside of the head office building.


  6. "generally good - could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time

    Pros

    great people - generally a happy place to wok

    Cons

    pay is not the best


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The Alliance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Lincoln, England
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Lincoln, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people work here and despite the difficulties do try and do a good job for our customers. The salary is reasonable for the area.

    Cons

    Awful structure, high staff turnover due to micro management. Never had so many bosses working in different directions. Always quick to blame each other when jobs are delivered late. Minimal job satisfaction. Company thrives on hype. They talk the talk but then do the opposite.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff, you are losing great people. Who ever thought a joint partnership between so many partners could be an efficient way of working is delusional.


  8. "Fantastic Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. The company is a forward thinking organisation that has its employees and its customers at the center of it does. You have a great development plan from day 1 and never there is a day that goes by which is the same. The organisation allows you to grow as an employee. It challenges you to work.

    Cons

    The organisation is very large and as a starter 12 months ago I would have enjoyed a more formal introduction to my role in the first few weeks which I had to find out a lot for myself.

    Advice to Management

    To continue to support all of your team and drive as well as challenge all aspects of work.


  9. "Working at Geodesys, part of Anglian Water Group"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Huntingdon, England
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Huntingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Geodesys is the part of the Anglian Water Group that provides information to external people and organisations, for example it supplies useful reports about properties to people buying houses, and useful reports about asset location to people about to dig up a road.
    I started work here as an Application Support Analyst in September 2017. Definitely my best career decision in years. From the start I've been welcomed as a member of the team. They're both patient and thorough explaining their systems and processes so I always feel able to ask if I don't yet understand something. I anticipate there will be plenty of scope for appropriate progression in due course. Very good remuneration package too.

    Cons

    Not found any cons yet.


  10. "Graduate Programme"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Water Resources Management Trainee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Water Resources Management Trainee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Since starting in October 2017 I have had the opportunity to become involved with a wide range of really interesting projects on the first placement of my 2 year graduate programme. So far there has been a really good balance between having plenty to do whilst having good support in place if required. All Anglian Water staff have been extremely friendly without exception and have made me feel really valued as an employee. They help you to make the most out of every opportunity that arises and treat you as somebody they want to invest in for the future.

    Cons

    The size and diversity of the company make gaining an overall understanding of how all the teams fit together challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to always tailor your descriptions/explanations to the knowledge/experience of the individual. As a newly started graduate I sometimes found that the enthusiasm of managers can cause the key information to be diluted in the amount of detail/acronyms.


  11. "Excellent place of work"

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    Current Employee - Network Technician in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training program to help me settle in my new role by means of training courses and shadowing more experienced employees.

    Cons

    Nothing in my first 3 months


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