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United Utilities Reviews

Updated 30 November, 2017
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  1. "Don't treat temps well at all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Utilities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice team environment, nice office

    Cons

    Only seem to be able to move up if you are friends with management, very cliquey, feels like you are constantly being watched with no trust in employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop the cliques


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    "Good employer, good benefits and opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities part-time

    Pros

    Good working enviroment and Bonus Incentives

    Cons

    Inflexible management and focus on process

    Advice to Management

    Some Need to improve some people skills


  3. "Great place to work. Excellent work environment and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great CEO with a clear and engaging vision. Good benefits package and opportunities to progress your career by getting involved in a variety of work.

    Cons

    Pace of change can be slow.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management team are very engaged and committed. Keep doing what you are doing!


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  5. "Good Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Utilities part-time

    Pros

    Company benefits include free eye tests and a good pension.

    Cons

    Most management have been there a while but are very inexperienced in staff management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff fairly.


  6. "Good job that management try their best to ruin"

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    Current Employee - Network Customer Inspector in Stockport, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Network Customer Inspector in Stockport, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary.
    Good benefits and pension.
    Great colleagues.
    Opportunity for progression.

    Cons

    Higher management constantly changing job roles.
    Not enough investment into infrastructure.
    Outsourcing of improtant manual work to contractors.
    Penny pinching managers.

    Advice to Management

    Let staff settle in roles for at least 5 years before reorganising.
    Spend money on the network.
    Bring contracted staff back in house to control quality.


  7. "Great Company all-round"

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    Current Employee - PMO Analyst in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PMO Analyst in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location, environment, benefits, salary, opportunities.

    Cons

    People with lots of years at the company who don't deal well with change.


  8. "Good employer. Excellent benefits package"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Control Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Control Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Utilities full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large organisation. Lots of opportunities to change roles or careers. Good personal development and overall package. Lots of friendly people.

    Cons

    With it being a large organisation there isn't a lot of opportunity to take much responsibility. Also it is highly political at a senior level.

    Advice to Management

    Stop constant reorganisations every few years.


  9. "lab assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time

    Pros

    Learning role, platform position. Good opportunity to go elsewhere in the company.

    Cons

    Limited progression within labs early on


  10. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Utilities full-time

    Pros

    Great location at Lingley Mere, with good facilities on site, and lots of good people to work with

    Cons

    None really, however, being a campus location, there are no shops nearby to walk to, but lots of shops are within a 5-10 minute drive


  11. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Utilities full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, lovely site at Lingley Mere with onsite gym. Friendly professional work environment. Not your average large corporate.

    Cons

    Caeeer progression potentially restricted due to large number of qualified accountants. Otherwise is really a great place to work, no major cons.


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