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WaterAid Reviews

Updated 11 December 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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)


  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)


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Modern ways of working, Innovative thinking and Progressive culture"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. I had a lot of freedom to work with my own style. People there are always looking at new ways of doing things and they allow you to change and improve processes. People are really nice too, in a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Many managers are young and they have not always been trained so they lack of confidence in making decisions straightaway. Also, they tend to recruit same people with similar backgrounds and outlooks which make the team looking m ore like a club, However, it's still a great place to work and you will realise then in other workplaces they are so behind with systems and processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing but maybe look into create a more diverse environment for your London office.


  7. "Feedback"

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

    Pros

    Family friendly, focus on your strengths, encourages feedback

    Cons

    Workload as a result of commitment and motivation to the vision of WaterAid

    Advice to Management

    Be more deliberate about people taking leave


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Working at WA"

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

    I have been working at WaterAid full-time

    Pros

    Strongly ethical, open but professional culture with strong leadership. Management is encourgaging of taking risks and generally transparent about the machinations of the organisation both domestically and abroad.

    Cons

    I would struggle to think of any serious downsides to working at WaterAid other than some probably pretty unavoidable silos between the departments as whole, a natural situation for an organisation of its size and scope.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to management.


  9. "Anonymous"

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

    Pros

    Incredible people, ethos and work being done

    Cons

    Unpaid which is hard in London.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, Passionate people, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Opportunity for progression for certain roles


  11. "WaterAid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Community, Inspiring Vision, Live Values

    Cons

    Opportunity for progression was somewhat limited


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