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Anglian Water Reviews

Updated 6 December 2017
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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. "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


  2. "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


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


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  5. "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


  6. "Anglian Water"

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

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

    Pros

    I have worked in various roles over the last 5 years in AW. There generally a very positive and supportive culture. People are always willing to help and collaborate on projects. Health & Safety is taken seriously by all. There are a lot of opportunities for secondments and to progressive within the organisation.

    Cons

    There is a constant drive for improvement and the impact on workload isn't always considered. Although there is the opportunity for a considerable amount of internal training it is very rare for externally recognised qualifications to be provided to office staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but focus on the detail and delivery as much as the strategy.


  7. "Worthwhile and rewarding"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


  8. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    AW has a refreshing approach to flexibility and you genuinely feel that you're measured in outputs and achievements rather than minutes on the clock.
    The company is striving towards efficiency and innovation so there are loads of opportunities to put ideas forward to make a difference, and all ideas are listened to.

    Cons

    On the downside it is still a large, regulated, business which means change can be slow and although innovation is happening, sometimes it's brought down by lack of budget available or slow decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Please please please improve the IT infrastructure.


  9. "customer service specialist"

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    annualised hours make it impossible to plan

    Advice to Management

    .


  10. "An inspiring company to work for where the leadership team really care"

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

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

    Pros

    If you are prepared to demonstrate the correct behaviours and show commitment then Anglian Water is an ideal company to work for. The development of people is a key success factor. I have worked for Anglian water for almost 40 years in various roles and various locations across the large geographical area and I have enjoyed every day.
    Some roles in our Operational centre can be challenging at times when we have events but there is always a professional attitude from employees as well as the ability to have enjoyment which is a key factor to success.
    The directors are very supportive and very visible to its employee's.
    For the right people who want key roles within the business the company is prepared to offer assistance in making this happen.

    Cons

    Like several reviews I have seen the IT side is an area where we could improve in terms of speed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good supportive and encouraging leadership skills.


  11. "Great company to work for!"

    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked here for 4 years and had excellent career support from all levels during that time. The business places real emphasis on self-development and rewards great work. There is plenty of challenge but also lots of support; where everyone pulls together well. There is a genuine family feel, with real consideration for employee wellbeing- senior leaders and directors are all very approachable and supportive. I'm very happy with my career at AW.

    Cons

    IT is lacking and a regular cause of frustration. Sometimes the hours can be long, dependant on customer needs. Some teams work in "silos" and don't see the greater good to the business.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is different and can bring new perspectives; please continue to innovate so we can take our business forward.


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