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United Utilities Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated 10 Oct 2019

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4.4
88%
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United Utilities CEO  Steve Mogford
Steve Mogford
57 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of career progression Employee benefits are great Approachable and friendly employees regardless of job grade Free parking

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    United Utilities2019-10-10
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst 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

    Salaries, Benefits, Career Progression, Employee Voice Panel & Employee Networks

    Cons

    Nothing negative to share at present.

    United Utilities2019-09-17
  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 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

    Private health and pension are excellent and there are some great people working for this company.

    Cons

    Career progression can be difficult - more who you know than what you know

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    United Utilities2019-06-10
  4. "Not as good as it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare scheme, bonus, good holiday entitlement.

    Cons

    Vacant roles not backfilled and employees being put on to do more and more work. Pension scheme not as good as it used to be. Very strict sickness policy which can also be very unfair. No career progression as roles are not backfilled or salary is not as good as can get outside of UU

    United Utilities2018-08-22
  5. "Good culture and values"

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Utilities full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good overall company to work for. The company values its workforce and does well to look after each employees health and well-being with good benefits and work place initiatives. The head office facilities were very good.

    Cons

    The career progression was non-existent and would be reliant on somebody leaving or changing roles. Whilst working flexibly and remotely was available this would be dependent on department and individual management styles. There isn’t much of a social side outside of the office, most likely due to the location and most people commuting by car.

    United Utilities2018-04-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Long serving employee"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Warrington, North West England, England
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, flexible working, free parking (head office), good on-site facilities, close to motorway network and shopping. Some great people (but don't be fooled by smiling assassins).

    Cons

    Poor pension scheme, poor pay compared to other industries, little to no career progression, sense of elitism and old boys network. I could go on but I'd be here all day writing this. My advice to anyone considering working for UU would be don't get sucked into the politics and use it as a stepping stone for moving on to better, brighter and more exciting things!

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    United Utilities2016-11-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Forward Looking Organisation (albeit slow to change)"

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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Utilities

    Pros

    - Great working environment and career progression opportunities - Very supportive senior management and leadership - large organisation so lots of different roles

    Cons

    - At times slow-paced and tend to revisit decisions too many times. - Change is progressive, but suffers from long periods of gestation

    United Utilities2016-04-14

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