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Western Power Reviews

Updated 28 August 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England

    I have been working at Western Power full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, good salary interesting work, no two days the same. They look after their workforce.

    Cons

    None really that I can think of, but if you keep your nose clean you have as best as a job for life you can get

    Advice to Management

    Minimal management structure is good, meaning less red tape than other companies, therefore easier to make decisions.


  2. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Analyst in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Test Analyst in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great management support for career development
    - Supportive and collaborative teams
    - In house and outside training opportunities
    - Work/life balance is great
    - Paid sick leave, annual leave and parental leave
    - Various employee benefits available
    - Pay is really good compared to other companies
    - Great location in the city close to all public transports
    - Top of the range building facilities

    Cons

    - Job security is considerably lowered due to on going company restructures


  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At the time of leaving -
    1. Great benefits
    2. Good team work
    3. Good ICT systems

    Cons

    1. Willingness to share information and skills is mediocre.
    2. A level of 'cliques' not helping the organisation.
    3. Recent shedding of staff is impacting moral.


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  5. "Work/Life balance but no financial incentive"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Western Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relative job security, parental leave, some employee benefits (less and less), friendly and knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Salary low compared to private companies, no financial recognition (frozen pay rise , no bonus), lack of recognition in general, more and more pressure, longer working hours.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power full-time

    Pros

    People focussed, attempt to do things that make it a good place to work

    Cons

    Not good at change
    Not good communication top to bottom or bottom to top.


  7. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Power full-time

    Pros

    It is really hard to find any.

    Cons

    Leadership. Depressive. No direction. No sign of leaders - they all hide away.

    Advice to Management

    Words fail me - you wont listen or care, so there is no point.


  8. "Good for experience not for a career unless it's electrical engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Power full-time

    Pros

    Good team relationships within Divisions
    Remuneration is comparable
    Work/Life balance is relatively good

    Cons

    Silos across Divisions
    Government ownership can stifle innovation and risk taking

    Advice to Management

    Listen and act on employee engagement surveys


  9. "Planning Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, great people environment

    Cons

    Utility, constant change and restructure


  10. "Good culture, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a good culture and the people that work here are great

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, direction and diversity among leadership team. No clear direction or plan for the future and management often sugar coat communication or do not share information to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open, honest and make the direction for the company more clear.


  11. "How much blood out of a rock?"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Technician in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Working Arrangements
    Well Salaried
    Co-Workers are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Management have their own agendas and find people to agree when others don't.
    Overly exuberant downsizing is turning company more into a contract management firm than an engineering firm which is losing real talent daily.
    Siloed approach to organisation structure makes getting things done across different teams difficult.
    There is a real and systemic "jobs for the boys" culture in some areas, even when those areas have had upper management change.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to staff and the public by trying to justify your downsizing due to lack of work, its not true and makes you all appear as liars that can't be trusted. Reveal the real reason, preparation for privatization which is the biggest driver rather than new regulatory requirements.


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