Scottish Water Reviews

Updated Oct 22, 2021

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4.0
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Scottish Water Chief Executive  Douglas Millican (no image)
Douglas Millican
35 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, more than 5 years

      Good Employer

      Oct 22, 2021 - Operative 
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      Pros

      Salary - Pension - SW Splash - Holiday Entitlement

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good employer

      Oct 12, 2021 - Project Manager in Dundee, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good place to work, happy to invest in their staff

      Cons

      career progression possibilities not great.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Work is interesting but very poor management

      Oct 14, 2021 - Scientist in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Amount of annual Leave Interesting work Flexible working hours

      Cons

      Clueless team leaders Even more clueless managers The clueless managers hire people that they know they can manipulate as team leaders. The team leaders except 1 or 2 members of the team to do all of the work, and allow everyone else to do nothing. Then blame that member of staff when work is behind.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Total Apathy from managers

      Oct 13, 2021 - Systems Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      works pension and flexible working

      Cons

      No one cares about anything, especially managers. Too much money is thrown away to contractors who along with the managers just never seem to be accountable for anything. So full of their own praise in the 5% of things that go well but deny failure. You are deemed as negative when you point out the wastage of time money and effort

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      High workload

      Oct 10, 2021 - Scientist in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Flexible working, distance from home to work

      Cons

      High workload, not enough employees especially in operations. Salary less than U.K. average for job type and experience

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      SW

      Sep 17, 2021 - Construction Project Manager in Inverness, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      Far too much process and change

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Scottish Water

      Oct 9, 2021 - Software Engineer in Stepps, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      There is a canteen, only positive.

      Cons

      Lazy staff, no accountability for anything.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      12 years in various roles

      Aug 2, 2021 - Various Roles in Dunfermline, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension, annual leave, job security, training opportunities, opportunities for travel around Scotland, modern offices (mostly), publicly owned company trying to do the best for Scotland and its environment

      Cons

      Advancement opportunities can be limited, pay not rising at rate of inflation so wage stagnation is common. Very outdated bonus structure, lots of people leave for private sector jobs with better pay. When I started there were a lot more away days/training opportunities and a more social aspect to the job - this faded away over time as the company stopped providing overnight stays etc. for away days and social events. The way pay is structured/administered means wage stagnation is common. It was also common for persons to be appointed into roles without due diligence on making the role available for internal/external applications, which is disappointing for the public sector.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Scottish Water

      Jul 27, 2021 - Customer Service Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working for a national service provider, good team, helping people

      Cons

      Competition for shifts, inbound telephony role

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people, flexible environment

      Jul 2, 2021 - Strategic Planner in Dundee, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      People are great, really flexible, great work life balance

      Cons

      Salary is average, workload can be quite small

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