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Western Power Distribution Reviews

Updated 25 June 2018
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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Could be worse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Focus on customer
    Salary ok
    Not much else

    Cons

    'We're all overheads'. Old fashioned management with no sign of change. Staff are bullied by incompetent managers. Little planning. Lack of communication between management and employees. No communication between teams/departments. Over-worked staff while others get away with murder. Attitude to health and safety?

    Advice to Management

    Could be a great company, you are the reason we're not.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Treat staff as robots not people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castle Donington, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castle Donington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Power Distribution full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If your face fits with management then you can get away with anything and get lots of perks
    Reasonable salary

    Cons

    Don't care about staff as long as work gets done
    Too much favouritism
    Sexist contact centre
    Expect staff to work regardless of commitments
    Bully staff

    Advice to Management

    Your employees won't tell you what they think because they are scared of you
    You need to understand yr employees more to earn their respect

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Old fashion, bullying management, high bureaucracy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seems to focus fully on delivery with very short term view.
    Salary is fairly standard.
    Plenty of overtime if team manager allows you to claim.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, lack of honesty and integrity.
    Old fashion, no open culture between team leaders/management and employees.
    Limited scope for change and improvement.
    Bullying and threatening of staff.
    No medium/long term planning.
    Over-work and no gratitude or recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Change of leadership and work ethics.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Not a place for forward looking or technically minded people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the salary is OK for this sector, not the best or the worse.
    lots of overtime is you want to work it.

    Cons

    no bonus, no perks, very little chance of promotion. a company that has not changed in the last 23 years and clealry wont be for a a few years yet. or until there is a change in the leadership of the company

    Advice to Management

    WPD could be a great company if senior managment started looking forward and started using technology and employing staff with 21st century skills.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "more operational work orientated"

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    Current Employee - Transformer Specialist in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Transformer Specialist in Derby, England
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is the Top performer among uk DNOs. The management system is simplified to reduce operational cost. strong financial performance by now.

    Cons

    salary is not very competitive

    Advice to Management

    not familiar yet with WPD management. Just been taken over.


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