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Anglian Water Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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Pros
  • A high engagement level and a huge investment in people whilst still maintaining an outstanding level of customer service (in 6 reviews)

  • Supportive and approachable management with plenty of opportunities to progress if you demonstrate the right behaviours (in 3 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. "Great place to work with good opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Huntingdon, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Huntingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with AW since October 2015, I originally joined the HR Department with the Employee Relations team. In December 2016 an opportunity came up to join the HR Business Partner team which is where I currently work.

    The main thing that I noticed when I first joined, and continue to notice every day is the enthusiasm and commitment people have for their roles, from water supply through to customer service everyone wants to do the best job they can do, furthermore people are always happy to help and explain what they do.

    Both teams I have worked directly in have been friendly and supportive, there is lots of scope of development and training if you want it.

    Work / life balance is the best I have ever had. Sometimes I work longer days but there is a lot of flexibility and I manage my own time without feeling pressure from anyone.

    Reward is good, I feel valued for what I do and feel that I make a difference to the business.

    Cons

    Some frustrations with the IT systems, although thinking about other places I have worked it is better than some and worse than others.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest and try to improve IT systems as this is a cause of stress to a lot of people in the business.


  2. "Industry Leader - fantastic opportunity"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Huntingdon, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Huntingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Anglian Water know how to look after their people, they invest in their people with industry leading training and development. We all strive to be the best at what we do. There are lots of opportunities for internal movement. As a company they are always looking to improve in how they can look after their staff and encourage, embrace feedback.

    Cons

    The IT systems can be restrictive at times, but investment is being made to make these better.


  3. "A place to make your career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Anglian Water is somewhere you can get on if you are willing to put the work in and put yourself out there. You can change your career without even having to leave the company as there are so many diverse opportunities. The company is very focused on customer service and people and is continually driving change which makes it an exciting place to be. Something I really admire is that our CEO Peter Simpson really does listen to peoples opinions and ideas no matter your position in the company.

    Cons

    The IT systems can be a source of frustration.


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  5. "Head of Reward"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Great company offering many opportunities for those who want to develop. Excellent benefits on offer many funded 100% by the company.

    Cons

    Decision making is sometimes slow and IT could do with a bit of a refresh.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward, streamline decision making and get the basic IT where it needs to be.


  6. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Grimsby, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in Grimsby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. Flexible hours. Events. CEO

    Cons

    Red tape
    Very hard to get work planned


  7. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Huntingdon, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Huntingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and collaborative culture. Great leaders. Does important work by providing an essential public service

    Cons

    Too many meetings and associated travel they need to use video conferencing more.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great employee engagement work


  8. "Great Compant!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, the focus on the customer and employees is great! Good opportunities to develop!

    Cons

    sometimes hard to learn about different areas of the business

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  9. "An excellent employer with varied opportunities to keep you challenged and interested. Collaboration is the key"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Contract Management in Peterborough, England
    Current Employee - Head of Contract Management in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, good work life balance, upper quartile pay, good leave, training and development, lots of diverse opportunities, great people, performance culture within a collaborative environment. Not just another water company

    Cons

    Some people don't actually like being in a performance managed environment...

    Before you know it you've had 8 very different roles and been here 25 years

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the collaboration, adopt flexible working more widely


  10. "Fantastic place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Services Team in Huntingdon, England
    Current Employee - Information Services Team in Huntingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package, flexible working and career progression. AW care about their people and its a great place to work

    Cons

    You don't get a discount on your water bill


  11. "Worthwhile and rewarding"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Management in Peterborough, England
    Current Employee - Asset Management in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The CEO, a true inspiration and great vision. Excellent work life balance, supportive and rewarding perhaps most important worthwhile work that really matters.

    Cons

    IT is pretty useless and change can come at a glacial pace. Some recycling sites get a bit smelly in the summer!

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in equipping employees to enable them to do their jobs more easily


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