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Updated 11 November 2018
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  • "Quite a lot to learn - takes about a year to feel fully comfortable" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Long hours, pressure, lack of support, poor management, poor career development" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Work-Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has real focus on well being and mental health of employees. Back this up with flexible working and working from home options where possible.
    Promote moving through different functions to learn the company. Complex industry to learn.
    Opportunities to develop if you're willing to take them.

    Cons

    Regulated industry, means that things sometimes more slower than you may want.
    Some functions work in silos', but do great work, more comms are needed.

    Advice to Management

    Get functions speaking to each other.
    Board doing good work; keep the momentum up

    Anglian Water Response

    9 Nov 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    Brilliant to see you have a good work life balance, thanks for leaving your review


  2. "A forward looking and supportive business"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optimization Project Engineer in Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Optimization Project Engineer in Northampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Great culture focused on people
    Plenty of opportunities for progression and to get involved with a range of topics
    Play a key part in providing an essential service and taking care of our environment
    Innovation is core to the business
    Committed to driving not just the business but the industry forward in all aspects of the sector

    Cons

    Very few, outside pressures can sometimes affect the way we must work but the business and leadership do very well to deal with this, communicate it to the workforce and support people through change

    Anglian Water Response

    9 Nov 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    A great review – thank you and very few cons!

  3. "Anglian water review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary & Benefits
    Training & development
    Friendly teams
    Overall support

    Cons

    IT is often slow
    Sites are too small for amount of staff in some areas

    Anglian Water Response

    9 Nov 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for your review, improvements for IT are in progress and we hope to see the benefits of these soon!


  4. "Needs to make today great again"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Debt Advisor in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Debt Advisor in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Saving scheme, pension, reward system

    Cons

    Petty rules, lack of development, no interest in keeping good staff

    Advice to Management

    Used to be a great place to work but recently bogged down with petty rules designed to demoralize staff. No family pictures allowed, no headphones for lone workers and now no coats on chairs! However other departments dont follow these rules. Used to have challenges and incentives raising sprits. Development opportunities were removed with the inclusion of senior team members. They claim to be transparent but its clear if your face fits you will advance your career but if you become unpleasant to their eye you will find it very hard to move up. Promotion is done on a points based system not knowlege and experience, so not every promotion is clearly the right one.

    Anglian Water Response

    13 Nov 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, great that you are able to make use of our benefits. Please do talk to your manager or HR Business Partner regarding your concerns. Remember to also... More


  5. "Great company to be a part of."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time

    Pros

    Innovation and always striving to the best.

    Cons

    High pressure environment for achievement.

    Advice to Management

    Continuous support for employees regarding well being.

    Anglian Water Response

    1 Nov 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for a 5 star review, please take a look at our wellbeing support on our internal pages


  6. "Great employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A super employer with a wide variety of opportunities

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Anglian Water Response

    1 Nov 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    A great review and no cons, thank you!


  7. "Working at Anglian Water"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Recognises hard work and ability with career opportunities
    Vast knowledge and skills across business
    Multiple and varied work streams for various career paths and opportunities
    Upbeat, friendly and supportive work environment
    Flexible working opportunities
    Up skilling opportunities (internal and external)
    Challenging, but with required level of support to prevent stress
    Open to Innovation

    Cons

    Communication pathways sometimes poor/ messages from Board level not passed down correctly via management tiers
    Lots of procedures can sometimes elongate tasks
    Conflicting goals between business units

    Advice to Management

    Focus on clearing the path to allow keen employees to work more efficiently, and prevent less effective members from hiding behind them. Consult local teams/people on the ground before appointing managers

    Anglian Water Response

    9 Nov 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for your detailed review, your HRBP’s are always on hand if you have any questions

  8. "A good company with excellant opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time

    Pros

    Good progression paths
    Excellent Benefits
    Forward thinking
    A good and comprehensive apprenticeship scheme

    Cons

    Wage progression could be easier

    Anglian Water Response

    9 Nov 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks for a great review!


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Manager in Huntingdon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Social Media Manager in Huntingdon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    AW is a genuinely innovative company with real value that run through everything they do. Providing water and sewerage services for millions of people is a huge challenge and you really feel a part of it and feel valued. There is real support for staff and a focus on wellbeing.

    Cons

    IT is an issue, but the solutions are on their way

    Anglian Water Response

    1 Nov 2018 – Resourcing Manager

    Thanks very much for your 5 star review, its great you feel valued here at AW. We are looking forward to the IT solutions that are underway.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    Little career progression, parking at some offices


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