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Updated 25 July 2018
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  1. "Fantastic organisation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WaterAid full-time

    Pros

    inclusive, positive, vibrant place to work

    Cons

    given size, not always room for quick progression


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WaterAid full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, interesting and varied work, having a positive impact on the world

    Cons

    Senior management and ongoing recruitment freezes

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely organisation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WaterAid full-time

    Pros

    Ok location, lovely people, flexible working

    Cons

    Meeting-heavy culture - can be overly collaborative


  4. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WaterAid full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork
    Social
    Charity's objectives are undeniable and method seems sound

    Cons

    Investment in technology is low
    Appraisal process is subjective, not transparent and not equal

    Advice to Management

    Invest in back office and keep an eye on management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "An inspiring workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WaterAid full-time

    Pros

    - Innovative, streamlined and productive teams
    - Freedom to shape strategy and approach
    - Friendly and motivated work force
    - Calm and relaxed atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    - Management structure can sometimes feels overly hierarchical - this is inevitable, but a flatter structure would empower employees more.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on flattening hierarchy to really help teams perform at their best
    - Consider more extra curricular activities for staff


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A charity doing fantastic work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WaterAid full-time

    Pros

    The organisation does fantastic work and the people who work their are passionate and talented at what they do

    Cons

    Can be quite disorganised and not always collaborative between departments


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Really great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are clever and committed
    Work life balance is great
    Innovative company, always open to ideas
    Lots of autonomy at every level
    Flexible working
    Transparency and open culture

    Cons

    Charity salaries and progression (sector wide issue)
    Other than that there are no real cons (well the office is in Vauxhall so not much to do but fine really)

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WaterAid full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic flexible working and some great people.
    Great Benefits
    Fantastic cause to be working for

    Cons

    Salaries are not really inline with the sector in all areas.
    Recent change in CE so culture change is happening (but to be expected)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Love working at WaterAid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WaterAid full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great culture and I truly feel part of WaterAid's mission and like I am having an impact. It's the first INGO I have worked for and 5 years on I am still here. I don't get bored at WaterAid, I find I can be myself and have the freedom to work in my role. I have the flexibility to work different hours or from home. My manager trusts me to get the job done and I am measured on output and not being present in the office. This supports my long commute.

    Cons

    Sometimes we are too committed to the cause and so working hours can get a little long but, to be honest, no one is made to work them we choose to!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fantastic work but consider how to be quicker at decision making.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience, awesome charity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, people, cause, working environment.

    Cons

    Career progression limited for me


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