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WaterAid Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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  • "Great working environment, friendly staff, nice office and real sense of purpose and commitment to the mission(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Officer in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WaterAid full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great organisational culture, employee benefits, career progression, and supportive management.

    Cons

    Matrix management stucture leads to at times inefficient way of working.

    WaterAid2019-09-06
  2. "Good charity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at WaterAid full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture in the charity

    Cons

    A bit disjointed at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    WaterAid2019-09-17
  3. "Great company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at WaterAid full-time for less 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
  4. "Amazing organization"

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

    I have been working at WaterAid part-time for less 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
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing place to work"

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     in Vauxhall, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WaterAid for more than 3 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
  6. 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 3 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
  7. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WaterAid full-time for more than 3 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
  8. "Fantastic organisation"

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    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

    WaterAid2018-07-22
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    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

    WaterAid2018-07-25
  10. 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
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