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Severn Trent Reviews

Updated 15 February 2018
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  • Senior managers are power mad and don't listen to their teams (in 6 reviews)

  • 400 a year (subsidised) parking space at head office where other large companies locally provide it free (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Engineer in Wrexham, Wales
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Engineer in Wrexham, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very positive can do mentality.
    Communication paths are in place all they way to the top.
    Everyone is willing to help one and other.
    CEO is very approachable

    Cons

    The transition is difficult.
    Change could be better managed.
    Not sure where I'll be next year

    Advice to Management

    It feels like a rough road, having just been through a takeover, things were settling down then what feels like immediately a massive upheaval for my team which has the possibility of affecting our work life balance significantly. I've stuck with the take over as I can see the positives, however I'm now very nervous of the restructure.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly organisation with a positive culture, doing something that really matters."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Head of in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Making a difference in the communities that we operate.
    Open to innovation
    Flexible working patterns
    Positive culture
    Good flexible benefits package

    Cons

    Regional organisation
    Heavily regulated
    Decisions can be driven by short term goals, missing longer term benefits
    Poor BAME representation at most levels

    Advice to Management

    Continue to identify quick wins to improve the business, but have some longer term more meaningful goals too.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Was a good place to work - Not Anymore Though !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Finishing time , holidays , Any time away from the place

    Cons

    Unfair salaries , low morale , managers not prepared to sort out underperforming staff , frustrating place to be currently and not seeing any change in the near future , wish I knew how to change things but all those sitting at the top on the lovely large salaries don't care about us at the bottom, also the dishonest culture in brushing failing sites under the carpet

    Advice to Management

    Pay us a decent wage that takes into account the responsibility of keeping the company sites running , sort out the dead wood in the teams that are getting paid for doing very little , move managers around more often to freshen it up and not let it get too cosy and friendly


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  5. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Internal career progression
    Great people to work with
    Work/Life balance
    Great office in the city centre

    Cons

    Car parking
    Some outdated systems
    Hot desking


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great variety and challenging work, good people who want to help, flexible working

    Cons

    Very subjective approach by managers, a lot of prejudice, glass ceiling, not very appreciated for great work, low morale as a result, always looking to reduce costs by accepting reduced quality of work

    Advice to Management

    Need to appreciate the experienced staff and listen to what they have to offer. Need to get competitive with remuneration otherwise experience will be lost


  7. "Appsqad making the difference"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Team Lead in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Tech Team Lead in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in my app squad is great. Exceptional pay as we are based in Coventry. last few two years have been very good. I started as a developer, now a Tech Lead and soon will get the role of Development Manager. you can get trained in anything you desire if you are on good terms with manager. I've now attended 16 courses including like html, javascript to Architecture (not sure why... ). Bonus every year and this is not based on performance, so money money. Work from India as my manager let me to work from India for at least two weeks every year. I was also handled well when I was having marital issues. Develop ground breaking mobile apps development are allowed to for what ever we want. This does means sometimes theres no business case however no one seems to mind with enough funding in place. Parties.. well, getting drunk for free on companies time too often

    Cons

    Career progression is slow. Its been more than 2 years since I came from India but only now I am being considered for the role of Developemnt Manager. There should possibility to apply and clean way to apply for porgramme manager and Head of IT. My office is huge, it takes time to go to forth floor so often. Not too many bright people around. I also think we should have more holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are difficult to understand, they should be provided training. Managers should not have too many contractors as they get paid so much more.


  8. "Steady company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is what you make of it; it's a growing company with an inspiring vision. If you find the right team members and leader then it's rewarding and challenging. Lots of up-skilling and training available.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion and lateral movement. General feeling of frustration and dissatisfaction within certain teams. Not enough direct management support.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive to the team members who have the best interests of the team and company at heart; these are the people who end up being misused.


  9. "STW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time

    Pros

    allows you a great work life balance

    Cons

    salary could be higher but overall package is good


  10. "Customer Service Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pension reward scheme, Buy company Shares, Inspiring great People, Great Progression, and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Shift Patterns, No Onsite parking.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement on Shift Patterns.


  11. "Great people with a fantastic work ethic for quality, but invasion of commercial practises will degrade service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Severn Trent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people, attention to detail, focus on quality product, open door policy of CEO, health and safety ethics, local people working for local people

    Cons

    Commercial pressures of opening market, small scale empire building, political pressures between conflicting personalities in management, introduction of consultancy culture

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and don't burn out the staff


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