Severn Trent Reviews

Updated 2 Jun 2020

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4.2
87%
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96%
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Pros
  • "Flexible working is supported and encouraged where possible(in 19 reviews)

  • "Fantastic understanding from the business of work life balance and mental health(in 18 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Excellent Place To Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I get to work alongside a great team of people as well as working closely with other departments in the business. There are clear paths forwards and managers are happy to help you reach your goals. Most of the managers/leads are down to earth and easy to talk to, the same goes for the CEO.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best and an increase would be very much appreciated - this seems to be a trend. However, there are plenty of benefits on offer which help make up for it. Certain processes need to be streamlined and improved.

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    Severn Trent2020-03-21
  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Management in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Severn Trent full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Keeping pace with change, good leadership

    Cons

    Sometimes people were promoted because they looked the part rather than being good.

    Severn Trent2020-06-02
  3. "Procurement/ commercial team"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Management in Coventry, England
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    28 day holiday allowance +5 day option to purchase more Flexible working hours The company messages from the CEO are inspiring but this is not reflected in day to day life of the procurement team. There are serious issues with engagement and team morale that the procurement management team are attempting to address, but I’m not sure it is having any effect. CEO is very visible and can often be seen within the office. She does roadshows where she visits all sites to speak to staff which is great. Office is very modern with discounted Costa coffee on site.

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers who offer very little support. No inspiring leaders to look up to. More focus and structure needed on developing staff. Lack of reward or praise for achievements. A lot of stakeholders (outside of the procurement team) lack the necessary skills and knowledge to advise on technical aspects of tenders, making it stressful for the procurement team and difficult for them to make the right decisions. Lack of team spirit & strange atmosphere within procurement. Many staff don’t speak to you or even say good morning - not a major issue but a bit odd. No work “social life” at all. Home working only allowed for those who are in favour/ make enough fuss. Promotion not based on experience or knowledge. Talent programme is not offered to all, only those who are in favour. This is poor given that Severn Trent are an “equal opportunities” employer. This has created bad feeling within the team and has been raised by multiple people but nothing has been done to change it. There is an annual & monthly anonymous survey to ascertain morale. When you give a negative score, the whole team is interrogated until the person who gave the score owns up. Car park costs £66 per month on site, £30 per month if you park 15-20 min walk away from the office. Severn Trent will pay for your CIPS qualification but this is being phased out.

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    Severn Trent2020-06-02
  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Severn Trent full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good place to work, location

    Cons

    Low pay , parking issues, big catchment area

    Severn Trent2020-05-04
  5. "Its good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Placement 

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time

    Pros

    Excellent team whilst working here

    Cons

    Pay is sub-par to what expected

    Severn Trent2020-04-27
  6. "N/A"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Network Controller 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time

    Pros

    Best pension double contribution, 25 days annual leave plus stats. Half decent salary(other companies in industry pay more)

    Cons

    Shift work (good and bad), not as easy to progress or move around.

    Severn Trent2020-03-31
  7. "Very good management and job security. Talent is noticed and groomed"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Severn Trent

    Pros

    Job security and great working environment

    Cons

    Low wages because we are a wholesaler

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    Severn Trent2020-03-05
  8. "N/a"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Placement Student in Derby, England

    I worked at Severn Trent full-time

    Pros

    Good Work-life balance. Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    There were little down sides

    Severn Trent2020-03-06
  9. "Great Benefits poor culture"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Lead in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Severn Trent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, opportunities and CEO is lovely.

    Cons

    poor work life balance, toxic culture and horrible "Heads of"

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    Severn Trent2020-03-01
  10. "Safe and Secure"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stability, Progression, Pay, Flexible, Security

    Cons

    Pressure Lack of inclusion/isolated Lack of listening at middle management level

    Severn Trent2020-01-29
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