Severn Trent Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2021

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4.2
87%
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Severn Trent Chief Executive Liv Garfield
Liv Garfield
217 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working hours around childcare(in 23 reviews)

  • "Fantastic understanding from the business of work life balance and mental health(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You are selected for career progression or development depending on who you know(in 7 reviews)

  • "Long hours different shifts every week so difficult to get a work life balance(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Positive

      17 Jun 2021 - IT Manager in Coventry, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good very Positive company to work for

      Cons

      Not so good not many

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      Severn Trent Response

      Thanks for the great review!

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great culture, good people and plenty of career opportunities!

      14 Jun 2021 - Internal Communications Business Partner in Coventry, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brilliant people and very welcoming culture. Work-life balance is prioritised and managers make sure well-being and safety is a top priority. Great leadership, open to ideas. Overall, the best company I have worked for and one that genuinely puts it's people first.

      Cons

      It's a large organisation which could be seen as a con, but brings career opportunities, so no cons.

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      Severn Trent Response

      Thanks for such a great review, it's lovely to read and greatly appreciated! Really pleased that you see the range of career opportunities available to you.

    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fabulous company to be part of

      17 Jun 2021 - Business Development Manager in Darlington, North East England, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Package Benefits, a CEO that seems to really care

      Cons

      Large business so people work in all different areas

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      Severn Trent Response

      Thanks for a great review, this is really helpful to others looking to join Severn Trent!

    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Excellent company full of friendly people

      8 Jun 2021 - Human Resources Manager in Coventry, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People focused company - everyone is always happy to help. Lots of career opportunities

      Cons

      Only 5 levels in the company which may make it hard to get promoted rather than a sideways move...but lots of opportunities to move into a new role and change career path.

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      Severn Trent Response

      Thanks for your lovely review - this will really help others when looking at Severn Trent as an employer.

    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      16 Jun 2021 - Assistant Engineer in Derby, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Career progression can be good

      Cons

      Low pay rises on a yearly basis

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      Severn Trent Response

      Thanks a lot for your feedback. This really helps others looking for an opportunity at Severn Trent!

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A fantastic place to work

      16 Apr 2021 - Current Employee in Coventry, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There's a really positive can-do attitude right through the organisation Your work is highly valued and appreciated, and you are encouraged to show just how good you can be There is a real drive to be a company that does the right thing, whether it is for the environment, its people and its communities. This has been brought home clearly over the last year, with true leadership that gave a strong sense of security for colleagues and sizeable charitable donations across its communities There's a real desire to make everyone feel part of the team and each person can bring their whole self to work -- the drive to support diversity and continuously build inclusion is very much evident

      Cons

      There really aren't any -- not even 5 words worth!

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      Severn Trent Response

      Wow! A big thanks for such a lovely review, this will really help those considering looking for an opportunity at Severn Trent.

    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fantastic employer with fantastic opportunities

      5 Jan 2021 - Finance Tax Graduate in Coventry, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being offered this graduate scheme last February, I was very excited to start in September and start my journey with Severn Trent. After Covid-19 began to change the way we work and push companies to remote working, I was hesitant as to how this would adversely affect the job and development opportunities. However, Severn Trent have been fantastic in their response to the Pandemic and how it treats its Employees. The level of care and diligence is miles above what I have experienced in the past, and even though it is predominantly remote working for now- the atmosphere is no less welcoming and positive. There are still endless opportunities to help develop your skills as an individual as well as receive training for your specific role- and these are even encouraged across the board! I would highly recommend Severn Trent to anyone that gets the opportunity to apply for a role within the business, as it is a decision that they will not regret!

      Cons

      The only con I can think of is I haven't been able to visit any sewage or water treatment sites due to Covid restrictions, which is a shame because it would be great to see these parts of the business in action. But I do know this is something that is also encouraged and will be undertaken when it is eventually safe to do so- moreso a con because of Covid, not Severn Trent!

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      Severn Trent Response

      A big thanks for this brilliant review! It's great to hear that you've had such a positive experience joining us - I am sure this is just the start of a long, rewarding career with us. Lovely to hear you're looking forward to getting on site too, really hope you get round to this soon!

    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great employer with plenty of opportunities to develop and learn

      7 Jun 2021 - Finance Analyst in Coventry, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great employer with an open culture. Plenty of opportunity to get new roles

      Cons

      Pyramid organisation where its very difficult to get promoted up. Also pay is average but the organisation is transparent about this

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      Severn Trent Response

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it's great to see you see the company as open in both culture and career opportunities

    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent company to work for

      27 May 2021 - Business Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, Work-life Balance, Career development, People

      Cons

      None, 20years and still enjoying coming to work every day

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      Severn Trent Response

      Thanks for your review, it's great to hear you're still enjoying a rewarding career with us 20 years!

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company to work for

      18 May 2021 - NONE 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Always busy. People are really friendly. Support is there if you ask for it. Once you are in the business it's so easy to move to new roles.

      Cons

      Joining the company can be very long winded.

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      Severn Trent Response

      Thank you for your lovely review. Career development is super important to us, so I'm delighted to see you have recognised the ability you have to move around the company.

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