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Avis sur Scottish Water

Dernière mise à jour : 5 octobre 2017
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  1. «Contract work at Scottish water»

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    Ancien employé - Project Manager - Édimbourg, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Project Manager - Édimbourg, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
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    J'ai travaillé chez Scottish Water (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Good friendly atmosphere most of the time. Reasonable facilities and environment in which to work.

    Inconvénients

    After IR35 rule changes in afraid mossy contract jobs are viewed as inside IR35

    Conseils à la direction

    Keep up the good work


  2. Utile (1)

    «If your face fits you will do well»

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    Avantages

    Agile working, nice people, lots of opportunities for the right people, paid volunteering days, nice away days at posh hotels.

    Inconvénients

    Too much movement of staff. Too many contractors. Bullying at senior levels. Preference to male staff and women without families. A lot of covering up of true figures. An ancient version of P6 is used but final reports come from 'elsewhere'.

    Conseils à la direction

    We all know that green line isn't true...we aren't complete muppets!


  3. «lab assistant»

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    Ancien employé - Lab Assistant - Inverness, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Lab Assistant - Inverness, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue négatif
    Désapprouve le PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez Scottish Water en Contrat Permanent (Pendant plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    the shop floor workers are honest hardworking without them the company will collapse

    Inconvénients

    Managerial bullying , managerial self righteousness, H.R fully in the management control the managers oversee everything and have no real accountability other than to each other bullying corruption and self management are the words of the day with no comeback when a manager is dismissed he is paid off with a whopping great salary related pension and other sweetheart deals

    Conseils à la direction

    make management accountable to the staff and allow staff to review management


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  5. «Good people»

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    Ancien employé - Senior Quantity Surveyor - Dundee, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Senior Quantity Surveyor - Dundee, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande
    Point de vue neutre
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    J'ai travaillé chez Scottish Water en Contrat Permanent (Pendant plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    Worked on a lot of interesting projects with excellent PMs and project engineers, and contractor delivery partners. Very good people. Reported to 3 different MQSs in my time, all of whom were very good at their jobs and more importantly exceptional people.

    Inconvénients

    Too much emphasis on meeting P6 spend profiles led to some people matching these & being better thought of rather than reporting reality and giving truthful variance explanations,l.

    Conseils à la direction

    Some managers were a lot better at valuing their teams and encouraging them than others - be consistent.


  6. Utile (1)

    «Excellent.»

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Stepps, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Stepps, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
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    Je travaille chez Scottish Water à plein temps (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    Good holidays. Flexible hours. Agile working. Lots of opportunities for training. Understand the need to invest in their workforce.

    Inconvénients

    Communication between departments could be improved. Sometimes you can lose visibility on tasks that you have passed on so do not know their progress.

    Conseils à la direction

    Continue on your current path.


  7. Utile (1)

    «All that glitters is not gold - those at start of their careers, take note»

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Ne recommande pas

    Avantages

    Pleasant internal environment. Some ability to move across different departments depending on your skills and experience. The main positive of Scottish Water, are its people, i worked with people who were great colleagues.

    Inconvénients

    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. It seems like there is 1 rule for the many, and another for management and senior management.

    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.

    Jobs not advertised - I have heard and seen that not all jobs are advertised and so career progression is subject to this handicap.

    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.


  8. Utile (3)

    «Analyst»

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    Ancien employé - Analyst - Fairmilehead, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Analyst - Fairmilehead, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Ne recommande pas
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    J'ai travaillé chez Scottish Water (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    The role came with multiple benefits typical on the public sector, such as a generous pension and holiday allowance, as well as flexi-time.

    Inconvénients

    The day to day tasks are very mundane, and every time you want to put forward an idea, you have to go through 7 different layers of management to get the approval. That's one of the main issues: the huge amount of middle managers who are not qualified for the position but managed to get there due to having been in the company since the dawn of time. IT is always an issue, old equipment and incredibly reluctant to change or even allow new software to be introduced. A good place to work if you want to have an easy life and have no ambition.

    Conseils à la direction

    Assess whether the company needs that huge ratio of managers to employees, as well as ensure they are qualified for the position they are in.


  9. Utile (2)

    «Project planning role is more admin than actual planning compared to private sector roles of similar description.»

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    Employé actuel - Project Planner Coordinator - Dunfermline, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Employé actuel - Project Planner Coordinator - Dunfermline, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande
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    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    Je travaille chez Scottish Water à plein temps (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Work/life balance. Essentially left to work whenever so long as the work is done. Nice office environments. Good people overall.

    Inconvénients

    Riddled with over governance. Nobody really willing to put their name to a decision. Salary is well below par. General public sector slowness.

    Conseils à la direction

    Stop filling senior roles with agency workers. Let actual staff progress.


  10. «Excellent»

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    Ancien employé - Trainer - Glasgow, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Trainer - Glasgow, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Approuve le PDG

    Avantages

    Flexible public sector benefits over 33 days holiday

    Inconvénients

    None other than older systems but have invested

    Conseils à la direction

    Stay flexible with staff and they will always give back when asked


  11. «Good benefits and friendly co-workers»

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    Employé actuel - Various - Dunfermline, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Employé actuel - Various - Dunfermline, Écosse (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Approuve le PDG

    Je travaille chez Scottish Water à plein temps

    Avantages

    • Flexible working, including ability to work from home when required
    • Job security - water isn't going out of fashion any time soon
    • Friendly atmosphere and dedicated staff
    • Lots of family friendly policies
    • Good holiday entitlement
    • Committed to living wage
    • Access to Pool Car
    • Great pension scheme
    • Fairly flat structure
    • Lots of opportunities for career progression
    • Decent training budget and you can do professional qualifications and get them paid for
    • Staff are friendly and everyone is very helpful - there is a "let's get it done" culture

    Inconvénients

    • Salaries in general much lower than private sector
    • Bonus annually is small, as is the performance related pay rises
    • IT systems are under-invested in, meaning there can be some frustration getting things done
    • Sometimes the smallest things seem to take forever to get signed off, with no clear reason why it needs to be seen by 100 people

    Conseils à la direction

    • Invest more in your IT - you will see the results in efficiency
    • Lobby Scottish Government to reform the out-performance scheme - the bonus and pay rises are really low


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