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WaterAid CEO Barbara Frost
Barbara Frost
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great working environment, friendly staff, nice office and real sense of purpose and commitment to the mission(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at WaterAid full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, including generous pension contribution, annual leave and flexible working conditions (part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week)

    Cons

    There is nothing to add here

    WaterAid2018-12-20
  2. "Amazing organization"

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    Current Employee - People Team in Vauxhall, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WaterAid part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative, relaxed, friendly culture. Very agile and flexible. Really look after their staff

    Cons

    Slow decision making. Too many adbhic situations are being creative. Policies, t&c, need to be strictly adhered to and not bent and made as one-off situations.

    Advice to Management

    You don't need to ask everyone for their input. Make decisions and move on.

    WaterAid2018-12-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vauxhall, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WaterAid for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Learnt a lot - Amazing people - Brilliant office vibe - Lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    The Performance & Insight department needed a larger head count. Due to limitations some people were doing the work load of multiple roles which was stressful.

    WaterAid2018-09-07
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - International Management Accountant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly staff, nice office and real sense of purpose and commitment to the mission

    Cons

    None significant. It is a charity, so as long as you are prepared for that, it is a wonderful place to work.

    WaterAid2018-09-06
  5. "Wonderful place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Great people focused on a shared mission.

    Cons

    As expected in the charity sector the pay is less than private sector. This is particularly notable for digital roles.

    WaterAid2018-08-23
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    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

    WaterAid2018-07-25
  7. "Fantastic organisation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    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

    WaterAid2018-07-22
  8. "Great people"

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    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

    WaterAid2018-07-04
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lovely organisation"

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      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

      WaterAid2018-06-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "An inspiring workplace"

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      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

      WaterAid2018-06-12
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