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United Utilities Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2020

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4.4
90%
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United Utilities CEO  Steve Mogford
Steve Mogford
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "good benefits like the healthcare scheme, pension scheme and lots of support(in 8 reviews)

  • "Helpful colleagues / large company / good opportunities / pleasant offices / good pension scheme(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Career progression can be difficult - more who you know than what you know(in 4 reviews)

  • "If you are in a senior management grade expect 5 years max before the give you the boot(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Head of Programmes in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good environment, employer that encourages health and well being in all employees, lots of great benefits and rewarding work.

    Cons

    None for me, all the usual issues are sorted.

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    United Utilities2020-03-02
  2. "Great opportunities and great people"

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    Current Employee - Digital Optimization Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good development opportunities and supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Office is a bit out of the way

    United Utilities2020-02-27
  3. "Great graduate development scheme"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people I have worked with always have time to help with my learning and development. Great training with plenty of opportunities to gain experience on various placements. Great focus on training scheme and a great record of producing chartered engineers with their respective institutions. The does a lot to look after its employees, not only with employee benefits but also mental health support and fitness support (such as gym membership).

    Cons

    It can be tough to progress to senior / principal engineer roles due to the small team and pyramidal structure. There can be a lot of travelling due to the business operating throughout the North West as far north as Carlisle and as far south as Crewe.

    United Utilities2020-02-26
  4. "A great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Area Production Manager in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Utilities full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people, the facilities, the benefits!

    Cons

    Business politics, but that's everywhere!

    United Utilities2020-02-24
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good support, training, listens to staff, decent salary, good people from all levels, friendly atmosphere, good work environment

    Cons

    Have to get on through agency

    United Utilities2020-02-07
  6. "Demoralising"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people below middle management level, reasonable salary and rewards

    Cons

    Bullying attitude has increased in last few years, no loyalty to hard working long term staff.

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    United Utilities2020-01-16
  7. "united utilities"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very friendly company, office setting feels fairly informal and comfortable, lots of perks such as food, drinks and ice creams for hard work or during bust periods to keep up morale

    Cons

    hard to change shift patterns if circumstances change

    United Utilities2019-12-27
  8. "Great place to work, great teamwork !"

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    Current Employee - Chief Mechanical Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Best Engineering function in the whole of UK Water industry. Great apprentice & Graduate Engineer development programmes.

    Cons

    Massive geographical area, certain departments can be still a bit silo thinking at times !

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    United Utilities2019-12-25
  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and bonuses, good career prospects

    Cons

    Location may be a con

    United Utilities2019-12-20
  10. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Safety Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Up to 35 days holiday (5 paid) and a good pension scheme.

    Cons

    Can be challenging working with some of the company partners

    United Utilities2019-12-19
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