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3.9
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73%
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United Utilities CEO Steve Mogford
Steve Mogford
29 Ratings
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  • "Poor pension scheme, poor pay compared to other industries, little to no career progression, sense of elitism and old boys network(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good pension Bonuses at the end of the year Brilliant apprenticeship scheme Great opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be a large workload.

    United Utilities2019-05-21
  2. "Exciting and supportive"

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    Current Employee - Graduate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Training and career development opportunities - Great exposure to senior leaders, who are genuine, professional and open for a chat - Leaders in an exciting and dynamic industry - Environmentally focused

    Cons

    - Sometimes feels like too much internal bureaucracy for business change projects (perhaps due to the size of the business) - Unnecessary overlap in projects - Risk adverse

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core business

    United Utilities2019-05-21
  3. "A possotive outloot on United Utilities"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Waste Water Network Asset Engineering Apprentice in Bromborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    United Utilities offers a huge stepping ladder for their employees to challenge themselves and to try and become the best that they can be. The company as a whole supports its employees and offers a helping hand whenever it can, this ranges from helping with well being and safety of its employees as well as financial advice and savings. United Utilities is ever expanding and has a scope of focus to try and achieve the...

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    Cons

    The biggest downside for United Utilities is both a positive and a negative aspect depending on the prospective of the individual. Often whilst working in a form of technical role it is easy to see that although the work can fluctuate in its level of difficulty there is never a huge amount of pressure as a result of any one task. Therefore those who enjoy the challenge of working within unusual pressures may need to approach...

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    Advice to Management

    it is important to have a good understanding of what a workforce does in their everyday jobs so to ensure that a good level of understanding is maintained, management should attempt to enquire as to what their teams roles specifically are before asking them to complete certain tasks.

    United Utilities2019-05-21
  4. "Review of UU from a graduate"

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

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    No day is the same! I have the opportunity as a grad to get exposure to different parts of the construction world! Plus everyone is ready to help and answer your questions.

    Cons

    Still needs to be some work on respect for women & young people in construction.

    Advice to Management

    Support grads all the way!

    United Utilities2019-05-20
  5. "job"

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    Current Employee - Wnt in Saint Helens, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    good job skills and enjoyment

    Cons

    to far to travel to jobs on a daily basis

    United Utilities2019-04-30
  6. "Laboratory assistant"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Utilities full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good wage for little experience

    Cons

    Lack of movement on methods Blame culture

    United Utilities2019-05-12
  7. "truth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time

    Pros

    hours ok money ok safety and welfare ok some nice people

    Cons

    no trust don't treat people fairly

    Advice to Management

    respect people

    United Utilities2019-04-10
  8. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    United Utilities is a great company to work for. Some of the highlights of working here include the many employee benefits, the working environment, the development opportunities and the award winning facilities.

    Cons

    The overall external communication could be improved

    United Utilities2019-03-25
  9. "Employment at UU"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great people rewards and benefits, well run and as a FTSE 100 in the North West there are lots of benefits and opportunities

    Cons

    Very few this is a good company

    Advice to Management

    Keep delivering great service for our customers

    United Utilities2019-03-25
  10. "HR Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time

    Pros

    Salary Benefits - healthcare scheme, pension scheme, holidays, bonus Facilities - on-site gym, physio lounge, café and food hub, training and technical training centres Health and well-being of employees is actively encouraged

    Cons

    It would be nice to see more diversity

    United Utilities2019-03-25
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