Western Power Distribution Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2021

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3.4
57%
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Western Power Distribution Chief Executive Robert A. Symons (no image)
Robert A. Symons
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, great annual pay increments, staff well looked after(in 13 reviews)

  • "Good salary, some good people, secure work(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Again it's all back to the bullying culture so rife within the industry, and so often mentioned in the other reviews(in 5 reviews)

  • "This isn’t just an issue local to my area it’s throughout the midlands(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 1, 2021 - Linesman in Cwmbran, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Family like environment. Great to work outside. Fair pay scale

      Cons

      Can get clicky with the overtime

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Life changing

      Aug 19, 2021 - Planner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It’s a job that is the only up side. There are no others. Not likely to run out of work or stress

      Cons

      So bad now that when new policy is rolled out, it is be email. You are given no time to read , train “yourself” by, if your lucky a power point slide show, and are being asked to sign to say you are happy with this. My job comes up every week internally. And that is without fail. This tells you everything. The position is a dumping ground for every other roles not want tasks and that includes your the line manager. The mental and physical Heath of the people in this role are taking a battering. It won’t be long before someone ends up in hospital for it.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      nepotism at its worst

      Aug 18, 2021 - Contact Center Representative in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the only good thing is the salary seriously that is all oh and the fact the company has parking !

      Cons

      the nepotism experienced in this company is beyond belief most of senior managers/team leaders are married/related to each so the pillow talk is dangerous and unfair, they will blatantly lie with regards previous allegations of bullying. if you complain it is ignored. many people have been off/left with stress due to the systematic bullying which is openly discussed accepted as ‘ it has always been the same’ HR are aware but seem to be powerless ?

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      Jun 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Tipton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay rewards excellent, straight forward

      Cons

      Not many rewards such as sell/buy holiday

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      overhead lineman

      Jun 1, 2021 - Overhead Linesman in Norwich, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good salary to start with

      Cons

      hiring jobs outside the country

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      no progession

      May 26, 2021 - Planner in Lincoln, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff, reasonable pay and benefits

      Cons

      no career progression unless you share a surname or your face fits. Corrupt recruitment systems

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great job, bad company

      May 20, 2021 - Cable Jointer in Tipton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay if you can sacrifice living a personal life. Never working in the same location Every day is different

      Cons

      Run like a back street garage if your face don’t fit don’t expect to have the little perks others do. Management can do whatever they like to you because it’s just as everyone else says power mad and bullish, i.e name calling, sexual comments, swearing, harassment, victimisation, and don’t report managers because they don’t get disciplined and then they make your life hell. You go home miserable most days because of management

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      best

      May 10, 2021 - GIS Mapper in Exeter, England, England
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      Pros

      best employer so far in my career

      Cons

      nothing that I experience so far

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Salary

      May 7, 2021 - Overhead Linesman in Derby, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company, always get paid

      Cons

      Not always busy as they use a lot of contractors

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Worst place I've worked in my life.

      Jun 4, 2021 - Dispatcher in Tipton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay scale is good

      Cons

      Bullying culture Lack of support from upper management Lack of innovation No work-life balance for shift workers, little break between nights and days. Management don't adhere to the company code of ethics. Customers are more important than you and your colleagues wellbeing.

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