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Scottish Water Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2020

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3.8
78%
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92%
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Scottish Water Chief Executive  Douglas Millican (no image)
Douglas Millican
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Agile working, great benefits, ability to move around the business(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good benefits such as generous holiday allowance, access to wellbeing support, retail discounts, flexible working(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Public sector limitations, most jobs are based in central belt(in 7 reviews)

  • "Jobs not advertised - not all jobs are advertised and so career progression is subject to this handicap(in 3 reviews)

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

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    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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    Scottish Water2019-12-28
  2. "Nothing gets done quickly and no one cares"

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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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    Scottish Water2020-01-13
  3. "Inclusive and flexible"

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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

    Scottish Water2019-12-18
  4. "Great place to work"

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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.

    Scottish Water2019-12-15
  5. "Scotland’s best employer for a professional intervener?"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucracy results in delay

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    Scottish Water2019-11-24
  6. "Great Team Bad Pay"

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Agile working at great team 37 days holiday

    Cons

    Poor payers and promotion is limited

    Scottish Water2019-11-01
  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stirling, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of job security, opportunity and good conditions

    Cons

    Sometimes bureaucracy gets in the way of getting fast decisions.

    Scottish Water2019-10-25
  8. "Relentless"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Big national company with various locations

    Cons

    Relentless, my department is cruel and has high turnover and low staff morale

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    Scottish Water2019-11-06
  9. "mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Water full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team and co-workers, people have a sense of purpose and commitment to the job

    Cons

    Not great at developing those who aspire to technical excellence. Pay progression is almost zero unless you move jobs.

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    Scottish Water2019-11-04
  10. "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
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