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Updated 9 July 2018
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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. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, smart people, challenging and varied work

    Cons

    Internal and external politics can lead to conflict

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No job security, low morale due to ongoing company review"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Average salaries
    Good processes
    Good working hours

    Cons

    No job security due to ongoing company reviews by external consultants
    No good work environment
    Too political

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring external consultants and trust your internal people


  4. "graduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Western Power full-time

    Pros

    -Supportive environment, great development and good opportunities

    Cons

    -A lot of design work being outsourced


  5. Helpful (1)

    "An exceptional company in an exceptional industry"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an exceptional company. Strong focus on work / life balance and exceptionally accommodating for employees with special requirements or in special circumstances.

    Pay is good for a permanent 40 hr week in the city. As a West Aussie I am particularly proud of the tight cost focus also.

    Cons

    It's a large company. Perhaps larger than it needs to be. As such it can be hard to find the right people to help entertain issues. Nothing insurmountable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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