Scottish Water Reviews

Updated May 23, 2022

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3.8
75%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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Douglas Millican
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great training, flexible working hours and extensive support available(in 15 reviews)

  • "There’s also a real focus on employee wellbeing and work life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Public sector limitations, most jobs are based in central belt(in 8 reviews)

  • "Bad management, long hours, career progression(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      May 17, 2022 - Senior Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance, nice environment to work in. Company encourages staff to learn new skills and supports internal career progression

      Cons

      Pay isn’t as competitive as private companies

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good benefits

      May 23, 2022 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive company with good pay and benefits

      Cons

      large, often geographically dispersed teams

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer depends on direct management

      May 13, 2022 - Senior Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Agile working even prior to COVID. Development programs for those who show promise or want to progress. Flexibility is second to none for non operational roles

      Cons

      Goco so salaries aren't comparable to private sector. If you're good you'll potentially get overloaded and not rewarded for performing

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      May 3, 2022 - Wholesale Service Desk Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good people, working from home/hybrid working, fair pay, good bonus, good holidays

      Cons

      slow to progress, fair pay

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Costing specialist

      Apr 27, 2022 - Costing Specialist in Stepps, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexi working hours Good pension scheme

      Cons

      Slow pace Public sector low salary in comparison to same job in other industries

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Scottish Water treatment operatior

      Apr 27, 2022 - Water Treatment Operator in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good terms and conditions and holidays

      Cons

      Low salary for very important responsibility

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent company to work for

      Apr 4, 2022 - Senior Water Treatment Operator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well looked after Good training Progression + HNC available Great holidays + pension

      Cons

      Pay banding issues Salary increases below inflation

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      SW

      Apr 1, 2022 - Principal Electrical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good, flexible, local, nice offices

      Cons

      Politics, staff, under staffed, salaries

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok for gaining experience

      May 5, 2022 - Scientist in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great annual leave Good to gain lab experience

      Cons

      Terrible shifts Extremely high workload Poor management

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing Company

      Mar 3, 2022 - Risk Technician in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits,great progression, great training and management

      Cons

      Sometimes difficult to get your foot in the door but once you are in it is a job for life if you want it.

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    Scottish Water has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 125 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Scottish Water to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Scottish Water employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Scottish Water. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

    75% of Scottish Water employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Scottish Water 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

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