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Thames Water Analyst Reviews

Updated 6 July 2018
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Pros
  • "There is no pressure to stay late allowing for a great work-life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Family working environment where relationships with colleagues are as important as outputs" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance not great - very little perks" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Not listened to by upper management, very political, not much focus on the core business" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Productive"

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    Former Employee - Administrator?analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Administrator?analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thames Water (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was able to learn and develop my skills. I enjoyed working as part of a team as well on my own. i was satisfied when i met deadlines.

    Cons

    Sometimes i had to work long hours and do overtime. this enabled me to complete tasks and deadlines at times. it was a learning process which helped me

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support and help your staff. The provision of courses to develop yourself was very helpful. It was nice to know that staff was able to work flexible hours


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Layers and Layers of bureaucrats"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thames Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work flexibility. Great ground workers ( people working in their sites)

    Cons

    Highly inefficient. Layers and layers of unnecessary bureaucrats trying everything to keep their non- effective posts. The company is lost on their millions and millions of reports, reports of a report, wasting precious time. Refusing to use modern ways of working. Equality of opportunities and treatment is very obscure.

    Advice to Management

    If you practice what you preach... you might become a good company. I am glad that my water is provided by the competition. Unfortunately I cannot recommend the business to anybody.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, flip-flop management, too many bean counters"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salt of the earth staff who love to serve
    New CEO that might just succeed if his tenacity doesn’t wain

    Cons

    Archaic infrastructure
    Swarms of bean counters making decisions from their ivory tower
    Management who listen to our A-Z inventory of every consultant under the sun rather than their own staff

    Advice to Management

    Lead your teams or follow their insights, stop telling them what to do because a consultant told you to
    Invest in the assets and people, sod the budgets for a few years else we’ll all sink in failure


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It's a bit chaotic"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thames Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits package; Free coffee

    Cons

    Lack of structure; poor management at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a strategy; invest in people; stop accepting aggressive behaviour, particularly from managers


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thames Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pension, reasonable expenses, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Regulatory culture can mean that change is slow


  6. "Analyst role"

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    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thames Water full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, good Managers. Career opportunities

    Cons

    none, great company to work for


  7. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thames Water full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoy working on the team

    Cons

    Low level outdated tech and systems

    Advice to Management

    Cant fault management, everyone new

  8. "Company In Change"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thames Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, lovely people, nice working environment, amazing engineering business with many years of knowledge and expertise.

    Cons

    A lot of change means chaos. Senior management keep changing the focus which has a severe downstream impact on lower level staff. Not enough reward and recognition and staff morale in certain areas is low. Many broken processes mean that customers fall through gaps and this generates complaints. Big divide between senior management and staff that do the job. Things are improving but changing a culture takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fire fighting and be more strategic and brave!


  9. "Love it, I joined as a temp and then applied for a permanent job as soon as it came up. So happy I got the job."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thames Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its always so busy, the work we do matters to our customer and so much goes on behind the scenes that people never know about. Love it

    Cons

    Nobody really knows what you do and they just dont understand how much is involved in what we do.