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Updated 1 Oct 2019

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17 Ratings
  1. "Inclusive and Progressive with development at the core"

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    Current Employee - Scientist 

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time

    Pros

    Courses on wellbeing development opportunities healthy salary and pension

    Cons

    Inner team conflict management could be handled better

    Scottish Water2019-10-01
  2. "Great flexible working options"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Analyst 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great flexible working hours and work from home option if office based role.

    Cons

    Slow to implement change and doesnt manage large scale change well.

    Scottish Water2019-10-01
  3. "good"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Water full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good welfare and good enviroment

    Cons

    bad working time over hours

    Scottish Water2019-09-08
  4. "Job research"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very supportice company for the employees

    Cons

    some young managers require good training course to equip them in good skills to help them manage employees well

    Advice to Management

    find good training course for managers

    Scottish Water2019-08-02
  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place to get experience in the public sector which is managed like the private sector.

    Cons

    Know what you want from your career before you decide to join.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Scottish Water2019-07-20
  6. "Recommend"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. The work is well organized

    Cons

    Technical problems take a lot of time in order to be solved

    Scottish Water2019-06-17
  7. "Too many chiefs"

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    Current Employee - Water Treatment Operative in Glassford, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good quantity of holiday entitlements.

    Cons

    Under manned, no real leadership, constantly focused on cost cutting from the bottom up. While management multiply at a steady rate of knots, the staff tasked with running the day to day operations dwindle. "Trusted to serve Scotland" being the company moto - yet asked to provide "photographic evidence" of carrying out tasks. Seems SW management aren't trusting the employees of SW to do their jobs. Too many... chiefs and not enough indians; might explain some of the sheer bampottery mid management feel the need to implement, which in turn creates a greater workload on an already undermanned workforce. Employees off on sick leave for stress related illnesses would normally be a red flag to genuine concerned management - alas, it has become the elephant in the room at SW.

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    Advice to Management

    Apply some common sense when it comes to employee numbers operating/maintaining/repairing the plants. While focusing on cost cutting perhaps look a little further up the ladder.

    Scottish Water2019-06-25
  8. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Water Treatment Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time

    Pros

    Good terms and conditions

    Cons

    Pay and rewards could be better

    Scottish Water2019-06-25
  9. "Bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stepps, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours & locations, if you work in the right department.

    Cons

    Procurement department has an extremely high turnover due to its very unhappy environment.

    Advice to Management

    Address high turnover

    Scottish Water2019-07-12
  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Not always the most engaging role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Scottish Water2019-06-06
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