Scottish Water Reviews

Updated 15 Jun 2021

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Douglas Millican
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Agile working, great benefits, ability to move around the business(in 8 reviews)

  • "new office, good setup, flexible working, good people and managers were good to work for(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Public sector limitations, most jobs are based in central belt(in 7 reviews)

  • "Bad management, long hours, career progression(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Public company with lots of opportunities to develop

      15 Jun 2021 - Senior Leader - Corporate in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Encourages development and diversity, strong purpose driven organisation

      Cons

      Opportunity for salary progression limited

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      2 Jun 2021 - Customer Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic Team, great culture, best company

      Cons

      No Cons for me. All great

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Focused on the future

      20 May 2021 - H&S Advisor in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Particularly keen to recruit younger staff and to become a sought after employer by becoming a great place to work.

      Cons

      Danger of initiative fatigue, change is almost constant with staff sometimes struggling to keep up with what is expected of them now. Communication is often difficult in large companies and there is no exception here. Lots of buzz words such as authentic and bold to describe ideal employee, but no real meaningful definition of these.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible Employer

      5 May 2021 - Data Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible Employer, learning opportunities, forward looking organisation

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Opportunities for young people

      22 Apr 2021 - Specialist - Graduate Leadership Program 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training and progression opportunities. Scottish Water invests in their young employees and gives them the environment and support they need to achieve the career they aspire to.

      Cons

      Competitive application process and a very large and complex business. Can be intimidating for new starts.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Work life balance

      12 Mar 2021 - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities to progress internally. There’s also a real focus on employee wellbeing and work life balance

      Cons

      Salary is on the low end

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      24 Feb 2021 - Customer Service Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training, flexible working hours and extensive support available

      Cons

      Job can be stressfull when busy but that's a given

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pretty good

      16 Apr 2021 - Maintenance Planning in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      terms and conditions, family friendly

      Cons

      Poor pay progression, outdated systems, frustrating at times

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great pension, good work life balance

      20 Mar 2021 - Team Leader in Dundee, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pension, good work life balance, people focussed

      Cons

      Can be overburdened by process Poor change management

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Very Team Dependant

      16 Feb 2021 - Data Scientist in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      If you end up with a forward looking team, there is a great oppertunity for learning and growth. Flexible working and wellbeing policies are a big selling point.

      Cons

      It can take a long time to progress in a flat structure where many people stay put for a long time due to the great flexible working conditions.

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