Western Power Distribution Reviews

Updated 20 Jul 2020

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2.9
51%
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49%
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Western Power Distribution Chief Executive Robert A. Symons (no image)
Robert A. Symons
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, great annual pay increments, staff well looked after(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good salary, some good people, secure work(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "This isn’t just an issue local to my area it’s throughout the midlands(in 4 reviews)

  • "Shift workers are paid well but expected to put up with any mismanagement or poor treatment simply because WPD say they are paid well(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Very good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cable Jointer in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries, good people, awarding job

    Cons

    No cons as of yet

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  2. "Ok"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underground Cable Jointer in Northampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If your face fits you will go far

    Cons

    If it doesn’t then you have no chance of progression

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  3. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tipton, England

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good training, potential for new careers within

    Cons

    Some line managers speak to their team like crap.

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  4. "The wage makes you stay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Planner in Kettering, England

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Money is good compared to others

    Cons

    Training is terrible not thorough

  5. "Don’t practice what they preach"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Bristol, England

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Wages, some nice people and sick pay

    Cons

    Training is shocking, Some bullying management, favouritism,unrealistic work load,only worries about safety and not health even that’s debatable. Unrealistic workload.

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  6. "Is western Power the company for me"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cable Jointer in Cwmbran, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary, Scope for career progression

    Cons

    work load can be demanding

  7. "Job for life"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cable Jointer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime if you want if with good overtime rates

    Cons

    Basic pay low compared to similar jobs with other companies

  8. "Skills"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cable Jointer in Stafford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary car parking ppe working hours

    Cons

    You get paid the same salary as other people in your grade so there is no financial incentive to gain extra skills or be harder working then your Co worker as they can be lazy and get paid exactly the same

  9. "Job satisfaction"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary is moderate and high levels of trust with managing time and projects.

    Cons

    Unfair system of overtime and call out with staff members earning huge amount above others.

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  10. "Good pay not such a good company"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Worcester, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent pay. Some good colleagues.

    Cons

    No incentives/perks in technician roles. Little understanding of family life. Poorly trained people. no management to ensure people are doing their role successfully and no one takes them to task when they are not performing well. People are pushed through their grades paid full salary and are definitely not doing their role 100% and for that reason things are very well hidden by local management. This isn’t just an issue local to my area it’s throughout the midlands. Very old fashioned system for managing and not much skill from them. Little opportunity to get a promotion as the structure is very flat. It’s a bit dead mans shoes here.

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