Severn Trent Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 22 Nov 2020

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  1. "GReat place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Quantity Surveyor in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given responsibility and trusted to get on with your job Fantastic pension Great work life balance

    Cons

    Business is slow to change - behind the times

  2. "good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Graduate Engineer in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent for less than a year

    Pros

    very friendly and good work life balance

    Cons

    boring job, going to different sites

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  3. "feel part of a family"

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

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance to suit

    Cons

    none that i can think of at the moment

  4. "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

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Benefits poor culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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  6. "Friendly and Welcoming"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly business with a very welcoming atmosphere, excellent connections in Graduate cohorts and with the Graduate HR support team. Exciting and challenging projects on critical assets. Fantastic understanding from the business of work life balance and mental health

    Cons

    It systems sometimes struggle to fulfil requirements.

    Severn Trent Response

    December 3, 2019

    Thank you for your review! Work/life balance and mental health are really important to us so pleased to see you can feel that as core of the culture here.

  7. "Good place to work, but career routes rarely clear"

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

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

    Pros

    A business with people who genuinely do their best to do the right thing. Including consideration of work-life balance, stress.

    Cons

    People seem to be spread thinly in a number of areas, so it can be difficult to do a good job and bring in new improvement when people only have time to focus on only very urgent work.

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    Severn Trent Response

    November 18, 2019

    Thank you for the review. Pleased to see that you note good work-life balance as one of the pros here, as it is really important to us. We appreciate the feedback too and always keen to capture new ideas and improve, so we'll take that onboard.

  8. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Security Pay Ability to develop Flexibility (My Business Lead is a great support) Perks such as free advice service, ability to buy leave, cinema vouchers etc.

    Cons

    Main jobs in my area of focus are based at head office and challenge my work life balance

    Severn Trent Response

    September 23, 2019

    Thank you for the review. Its great to hear about all of the things that you enjoy about working here. Especially the supportive flexibility from your Business Leader, which is really important to helping towards a better work/life balance for you.

  9. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    To many graduates employees in the business

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    Severn Trent Response

    September 2, 2019

    Thanks for the review. Great to hear you enjoy the work/life balance as it's really important. We appreciate the feedback too as we do want everyone to be able to develop in their roles and our 'Developing You' pages of our intranet offers great guideance on how to do that at any point in your career with us. As for the Graduate and Undergraduate schemes it might feel bigger than it is, as some of schemes require new graduates rotate through diffrent departments to gain experience. Historically we take about 30 new Graduates or Undergraduate placement students each year across the business departments. With about 6000 employees here at Severn Trent at the moment, we think thats about right for us for now and helps us grow new talent for the future too.

  10. "Process Engineer - Severn Trent Water"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Non- salary benefits

    Cons

    Little to no contact with management

    Severn Trent Response

    August 14, 2019

    Thank your for taking the time to give us a review. Great to see that you especially value the benefits and work/life balance at Severn Trent as they are such important parts of what make up a good job. We'll also take on your feedback, much appreciated.

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