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Douglas Millican
13 Ratings
  1. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Water part-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good company, good pension

    Cons

    Lab shifts not family friendly

    Advice to Management

    More overall communication

    Scottish Water2019-03-17
  2. "Progress can be slow"

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

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good culture, genuine investment in employees, varied and interesting work can be available depending on your position

    Cons

    People tend to stick around, making advancement difficult and lateral rather than straightforward

    Advice to Management

    Large IT projects need to be learned from, rather than mistakes repeated

    Scottish Water2019-03-25
  3. "Progressive organisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time

    Pros

    The people - they believe in what they are doing, and strive to do the best for customers, working collaboratively together, and ultimately protecting Scotland's amazing resources.

    Cons

    Working at Scottish Water requires pan Scotland travel

    Scottish Water2019-03-15
  4. "Not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stepps, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Water full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Agile working, Over time available

    Cons

    Very political environment Progression to on my those friendly with management Negative working atmosphere Unfair treatment of staff

    Scottish Water2019-02-20
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time

    Pros

    Agile working Strong employee focus Flexible location Great people

    Cons

    Can be slow to change

    Scottish Water2019-01-23
  6. "Preach Employee Relations - Contractors Are Nobodies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Water

    Pros

    Little imperative to deliver in a climate of non-delivery

    Cons

    Don't really know how to get the best out of contractors Permanent staff are keen amateurs, but insist on trying to manage their expert contractors Not open to ideas they didn't come up with (or copy off the internet) themselves

    Scottish Water2019-02-11
  7. "Do not work here"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Salary is OK and Pension is very good. If you are are happy being told what to do and cant think for yourself you will get on well here. Comfy low risk existance with no accountability as all decisions come from above. You will be happy in your silo and never have to talk to anyone outside your clique. The whole place is entirely self deluded and complacent its a joy to watch.

    Cons

    Career progression is not actually possible for the majority as all the jobs are given without open interview to the clones who are selected for Future Leader scheme. No new ideas no innovation no future. You wont learn anything new at SW. When you try to leave you will fail a competency based interview as SW ideas are so backwards. Q "how did you solve xx problem?" A " I asked my supervisor, who asked his manager who...

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    Advice to Management

    Real management take advice from below. Let people be accountable, delegate and actually manage PEOPLE. Enable competitive interviews for all roles. Stop the planned succession so everyone has a real chance to get on.

    Scottish Water2019-02-05
  8. "Customer Service Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good if you need to build up administrative and customer service experience.

    Cons

    Employees there for less than 5 years are on temporary 3 or 6 month rolling contracts, no permanent positions are available.

    Scottish Water2018-12-02
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good progression and people. Poor pay."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    It’s a great place to work and the people are amazing. There’s lots to get involved in and managers don’t pressure you to stay late. There’s lots of opportunity to develop and work in different areas of the business.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty bad, even for a public sector company. Management will always put you on a development plan when moving internally so you don’t get the advertised salary when moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to start within the advertised salary bands when moving up. No more development plans to lowball people. Use them to help people move up.

    Scottish Water2018-05-23
  10. Helpful (3)

    "All that glitters is not gold - those at the start of their careers, take note please."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Water

    Pros

    Pleasant internal environment. Some ability to move across different departments depending on your skills and experience but this is very much dependant on your role and skills - it's not automatic. The main positive of Scottish Water, are its people, i worked with people who were great colleagues.

    Cons

    Jobs not advertised - not all jobs are advertised and so career progression is subject to this handicap. This is regressive but it has happened for years and continues to happen despite changes in HR all the way up to the top - in other words, this is deeply embedded in Scottish Water's approach to recruitment and management of its personnel. Water industry experience - if you work at Scottish Water, depending on...

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    Advice to Management

    My advice is to prospective candidates, the way in which senior management is appointed is influenced politically - it's the most political organisation i've worked in. This controlled environment in which management positions are filled, seeps into Scottish Water's own recruitment and promotion of its existing staff. An organisation will only be run as determined by those running it and it's a controlled environment.

    Scottish Water2018-04-12
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