Scottish Water Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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Scottish Water Chief Executive  Douglas Millican (no image)
Douglas Millican
24 Ratings
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  • "Public sector limitations, most jobs are based in central belt(in 7 reviews)

  • "Procurement department has an extremely high turnover due to its very unhappy environment(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great training company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time

    Pros

    Good hands on exp with lab equipment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of progression within lab

  2. "GOOD"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Customer Experience in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at Scottish Water full-time

    Pros

    Hours, money, time, workload, fun

    Cons

    short lunches but some longer breaks and flexi working


  3. "Good employer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time

    Pros

    Have a great team, and a very supportive line manager. Very people focused as a company, and work life balance is a priority. Job security makes up for poor pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful. Not great at large scale change but getting better. Career development limited. Salary is poor compared to private sector, and the pay can vary wildly even between those with the same job title.

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  4. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Scientist 

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

    Pros

    Job security, holidays, pension scheme

    Cons

    The pay could be better

  5. "Amazing workplace - positive environment! Fantastic"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Fairmilehead, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Public Sector, well paid, not stressful

    Cons

    Outside the city centre, slow development

  6. "Good to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good annual leave, yearly wage rise, Flexible hours, Work from home, good pension,

    Cons

    Out of hours working,

  7. "Nothing gets done quickly and no one cares"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Water full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A good place to work with flexible agile working as long as you have a decent manager. Decent working conditions. Good standards of health and safety coupled with health regulations to ensure water supply is within standards and wastewater is removed and treated correctly. Good prospects for graduates or if you push yourself forward

    Cons

    Open offices are a playschool for some. No one hurries but everyone wants answers yesterday. For a public company, they really do waste taxpayer's money and do not follow up or chase non-compliance with their own rules. Contractors do as they wish as long as boxes are ticked.

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  8. "Good company to work with good benefits."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable, good prospect for promotion if you show willingness to succeed.

    Cons

    Boring, I mean it is about water.

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  9. "Inclusive and flexible"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Dunfermline, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agile working, great benefits, ability to move around the business

    Cons

    Public sector limitations, most jobs are based in central belt

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Scientist in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I was given good development opportunities and worked with some great people. Good benefits such as generous holiday allowance, access to wellbeing support, retail discounts, flexible working. Option to go on the standby rota to earn more.

    Cons

    In the labs they often take people on a temporary contract with the hope that a permanent role will come up before the contract ends, which doesn't always happen. The benefits are only for Scottish Water staff, not those that are temporary through an agency.

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