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Southern Water Reviews

Updated 12 Feb 2020

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2.4
31%
Recommend to a Friend
41%
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Southern Water Chief Executive Officer Ian McAulay  (no image)
Ian McAulay
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "The people are great to work with(in 10 reviews)

  • "They offer good learning opportunities, good socials and have a very modern approach to Work-Life Balance(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Arrogant Senior Managers, constantly changing business requirements(in 8 reviews)

  • "Poor management, they are detached from reality and disrespectful of their staff(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "The people are great"

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    Former Employee - Systems Accountant 

    I worked at Southern Water full-time

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    The company direction is a little uncertain

    Southern Water2020-02-12
  2. "Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Falmer, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location. Flexible working hours. People

    Cons

    Lots of talk not much action. Poor IT. Management improving.

    Southern Water2020-02-09
  3. "Identifying exceptions and performing root cause analysis to identify the exception cause"

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    Former Employee - Bill Validation Advisor in Worthing, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Water full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for vocational qualifications available.

    Cons

    Job security has fallen significantly.

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    Southern Water2020-01-07
  4. "There are no fixed hours or number "your contract says, the hours it takes...""

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    Former Employee - Assistant Accountant in Worthing, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Water full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Warm dry environment. Except for October and November until the heating comes on late Nov. The reason given is "there's a fault". Strangely this happens every year.

    Cons

    The management don't believe there is life outside work, and expect you to work late into the evening, saying "you can take a day off next week, to compensate". Of course, next week never comes. They are very awkward when you try to book annual leave. They tease temps with the full time/longer contract carrot. The temps naturally falls for it and half kill themselves. Then SW say bye bye, NEXT!

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    Southern Water2020-01-15
  5. "Nope"

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    Former Employee - Office Worker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Water full-time

    Pros

    There's quite a nice pond outside the office in Worthing.

    Cons

    Most everything. Company had been destroyed by a refusal to spend money on keeping assets working, instead it was about lining shareholders pockets. Capitalism at its most awful. Was impossible to get anything to work or get anything done.

    Southern Water2020-01-14
  6. "Backstabbing culture and management bullying"

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    Current Employee - Withheld 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleague are a good bunch to work with

    Cons

    Everyone seems to be out for their own agenda and backstabbing is rife. Management seem to get away with bullying their staff .

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    Southern Water2019-12-05
  7. "Don't go near this toxic company"

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    Former Employee - Technical Customer Advisor in Falmer, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nothing stay away from this company

    Cons

    Everything stay away from this company

    Southern Water2019-11-19
  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Collections Agent 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are great Nice canteen with subsidised coffee Management are approachable

    Cons

    None, except there is no longer a Collections/ Customer service team.

    Southern Water2019-10-07
  9. "I’m sad to say I think this company will never improve"

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    Current Employee - Workforce Planning Executive in Durrington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Water part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pension, Free Parking, Discounted Canteen Rates,

    Cons

    Out of date systems, unsupported software, reactive rather than proactive, not enough time and money invested in staff

    Southern Water2019-09-26
  10. "I hope it's improved since I was there"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Worthing, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people, improving work environment, good parking

    Cons

    Arrogant Senior Managers, constantly changing business requirements

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    Southern Water2019-09-25

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