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Reviews voor Scottish Water

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  1. "Scientist"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Inverness, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Inverness, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een deeltijdbaan gehad bij Scottish Water (Langer dan 8 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Good company, good pension

    Minpunten

    Lab shifts not family friendly

    Advies aan management

    More overall communication


  2. "Progressive organisation"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Aanbevolen
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Scottish Water

    Pluspunten

    The people - they believe in what they are doing, and strive to do the best for customers, working collaboratively together, and ultimately protecting Scotland's amazing resources.

    Minpunten

    Working at Scottish Water requires pan Scotland travel

  3. "Not a great place to work"

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    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Stepps, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Stepps, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Niet aanbevolen
    Negatief vooruitzicht
    Geen mening over Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Scottish Water (Langer dan 3 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Agile working, Over time available

    Minpunten

    Very political environment
    Progression to on my those friendly with management
    Negative working atmosphere
    Unfair treatment of staff


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Scottish Water

    Pluspunten

    Agile working
    Strong employee focus
    Flexible location
    Great people

    Minpunten

    Can be slow to change


  5. "Public Service"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Scottish Water

    Pluspunten

    Incredibly healthy employee culture - staff wellbeing is an extremely high priority for management.

    Excellent pension - one of the last defined benefit pensions you can get.

    Good people - staff are extremely nice and supportive of one another, at least in my department. Expertise and motivation is very high

    Minpunten

    Low turnover. Because this company is such a good place to work, advancement can be difficult and, you may need to take a long and twisty route before you're pulling down decent wages, especially for Edinburgh.

    We are absolutely terrible at large IT projects, and we don't learn lessons about who we contract out to, which applications to use, processes or UAT.

    Advies aan management

    Bring IT back in-house.


  6. "Preach Employee Relations - Contractors Are Nobodies"

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    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Niet aanbevolen
    Neutraal vooruitzicht
    Geen mening over Directeur

    Pluspunten

    Little imperative to deliver in a climate of non-delivery

    Minpunten

    Don't really know how to get the best out of contractors
    Permanent staff are keen amateurs, but insist on trying to manage their expert contractors
    Not open to ideas they didn't come up with (or copy off the internet) themselves


  7. "Do not work here"

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    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Manager in Edinburgh, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Huidige werknemer - Manager in Edinburgh, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Niet aanbevolen
    Negatief vooruitzicht
    Geen mening over Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Scottish Water (Langer dan 5 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Salary is OK and Pension is very good. If you are are happy being told what to do and cant think for yourself you will get on well here. Comfy low risk existance with no accountability as all decisions come from above. You will be happy in your silo and never have to talk to anyone outside your clique. The whole place is entirely self deluded and complacent its a joy to watch.

    Minpunten

    Career progression is not actually possible for the majority as all the jobs are given without open interview to the clones who are selected for Future Leader scheme. No new ideas no innovation no future. You wont learn anything new at SW. When you try to leave you will fail a competency based interview as SW ideas are so backwards. Q "how did you solve xx problem?" A " I asked my supervisor, who asked his manager who asked the Director who asked the CEO. Then we all did exactly what we were told to do" It doesn't matter what level you are, all decisions come from above. You will spend so much time pulling together PowerPoints to ask a decision question from above for an answer you already know. SO POINTLESS.

    Advies aan management

    Real management take advice from below. Let people be accountable, delegate and actually manage PEOPLE. Enable competitive interviews for all roles. Stop the planned succession so everyone has a real chance to get on.

  8. "Customer Service Advisor"

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    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Customer Service Advisor in Edinburgh, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Voormalige werknemer - Customer Service Advisor in Edinburgh, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Niet aanbevolen
    Neutraal vooruitzicht
    Geen mening over Directeur

    Ik heb een deeltijdbaan gehad bij Scottish Water (Korter dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Good if you need to build up administrative and customer service experience.

    Minpunten

    Employees there for less than 5 years are on temporary 3 or 6 month rolling contracts, no permanent positions are available.


  9. Nuttig (2)

    "Good progression and people. Poor pay."

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    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Analyst in Glasgow, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Huidige werknemer - Analyst in Glasgow, Schotland (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Scottish Water (Langer dan 3 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    It’s a great place to work and the people are amazing. There’s lots to get involved in and managers don’t pressure you to stay late. There’s lots of opportunity to develop and work in different areas of the business.

    Minpunten

    The pay is pretty bad, even for a public sector company. Management will always put you on a development plan when moving internally so you don’t get the advertised salary when moving up.

    Advies aan management

    Allow people to start within the advertised salary bands when moving up. No more development plans to lowball people. Use them to help people move up.


  10. Nuttig (3)

    "All that glitters is not gold - those at the start of their careers, take note please."

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Niet aanbevolen
    Neutraal vooruitzicht
    Geen goedkeuring Directeur

    Pluspunten

    Pleasant internal environment. Some ability to move across different departments depending on your skills and experience but this is very much dependant on your role and skills - it's not automatic. The main positive of Scottish Water, are its people, i worked with people who were great colleagues.

    Minpunten

    Jobs not advertised - not all jobs are advertised and so career progression is subject to this handicap. This is regressive but it has happened for years and continues to happen despite changes in HR all the way up to the top - in other words, this is deeply embedded in Scottish Water's approach to recruitment and management of its personnel.

    Water industry experience - if you work at Scottish Water, depending on which team you work for, you may not be able to move to other companies and so think about this long and hard if you are starting out in your career.

    Low pay, even compared to councils - pay is considerably lower than at other companies and other public sector bodies. If you are starting out on a career or after you have completed the graduate programme, you will be disadvantaged after a few years compared to your friends who went to other companies or other public sector bodies. Pay does not increase with time - something not mentioned at interview, your pay is fixed and you will not go up the salary band unless you start a new job. So if you took a job at a council, at least you would move up the band over time. Therefore, think about your future - marriage, mortgate, kids - your expenses will go up but your Scottish Water salary will not. Also, will you be able to save for a deposit within a reasonable period or within the age parameters of attractive mortgages - don't understimate this question. A common recruitment tactic is to put people on a development plan so that even on day 1 of your job, you are not offered the internal base salary for the job. There can be a huge difference in salary for people doing the same job within a team and as you do not move up the salary band, this will not solve itself with time. Despite internal monitoring of salaries across departments and within teams, this is not dealt with by HR. When it comes to management and senior management pay however, the so called "public sector wage constraints" seems less of a constraint - you can just do internet searches with "salary" and "Scottish Water" to get information on this.

    Pension - this used to be something recruiters would emphasize at interviews usually after quickly giving a nod to the salary. So think long and hard where an employer talks more about the pension than salary. However even with pension, it went from final salary to career average - so even the pension is no longer as attractive and given the low pay over your career, the career average pension is a double whammy.

    Advies aan management

    My advice is to prospective candidates, the way in which senior management is appointed is influenced politically - it's the most political organisation i've worked in. This controlled environment in which management positions are filled, seeps into Scottish Water's own recruitment and promotion of its existing staff. An organisation will only be run as determined by those running it and it's a controlled environment.