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Thames Water Project Manager Reviews

Updated 5 July 2017
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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 4 reviews)

  • Senior management keep changing the focus which has a severe downstream impact on lower level staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company for opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Thames offer a great graduate scheme that offers a lot of opportunities if you are unsure which direction you want to take your career in. The staff are for the most part very friendly and helpful and there is a good working environment in most of the offices.

    Cons

    People are often overworked and budget limitations often halt progress.
    Change generally happens very slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in permanent staff to increase internal skill sets and cut back on the use of contractors.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Pay & Perks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Reading, England
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Reading, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thames Water full-time

    Pros

    Good People
    Focused on objectives
    Stable Company

    Cons

    Poor Salary & Perks in industry and particularly within IT
    Having TTA not good to achieve business objectives

    Advice to Management

    Look into pay because now your people are competing with TTA guys.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "mixed bag"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Reading, England
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some really great people in the company, passionate trying to do the right thing
    decent IT & devices

    Cons

    comms is really poor from management which creates a feeling of distrust quite often out in the field
    lack of aligned strategy across the different departments, teams really don't work "together" on things

    Advice to Management

    Step back from all the change going on: whats needed is a fundamental shift in the way the company works if its ever going to achieve amazing industry performance.
    Communicate better, and more frequently in a way your teams want to be communicated to.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pleasant but ineffectual"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Company cares - free healthchecks etc
    Flexible working with not excessive hours
    Good training budget
    Reasonable salary and benefits

    Cons

    Chaotic
    Difficult to make a difference
    Lots of overlaping or conflicting priorities and projects run from lots of different area