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Employee Review

Employee Review

"Northumbrian Water is a great place to work, friendly atmosphere and great benefits"

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

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

Pros

People are very friendly and willing to help
Company is becoming more dynamic
Senior Management is very competent and focused. CEO is strong and has a clear vision
Working conditions and benefits are excellent

Cons

Policies and procedures can be overly bureaucratic
Proactive change processes are slow
People stay a long time so career progression can be slow

Advice to Management

The current direction of changing company culture to a more dynamic and flexible organisation is the right way to go, as existing processes can be slow and cumbersome.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Enjoyed my time there"

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

    I worked at Northumbrian Water Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Friendly
    Career Development
    Opportunities
    Forward Thinking
    Customer focused
    Industry LEading

    Cons

    None that I can honestly think of

    Northumbrian Water Group Response

    11 Oct 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for the review of your time working with us here at Northumbrian Water.

    We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed working with us and we wish you all the best for your future career.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Old boys club but good pay/benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wastewater Department in Washington, North East England, England
    Former Employee - Wastewater Department in Washington, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northumbrian Water Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary & benefits
    Generous overtime pay

    Cons

    Old boys club style management - you will not get an internal promotion unless you have been pre-selected.
    A lot of manager to manager conflict which reduces productivity and creates clashes in working methods between departments.
    A lot of internal office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Devise fair and open internal recruitment methodology that prevents line managers hand picking allies and mates for positions (anonymous application process - nameless CVs)

    Northumbrian Water Group Response

    9 Oct 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    Really sorry to hear you didn't always enjoy your time here at NWG, we appreciate your honest feedback.

    We are looking into how we can improve on the areas you have highlighted and thank you for... More

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