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United Utilities Reviews

Updated 30 May, 2018
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  1. "Graduate engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Utilities full-time

    Pros

    Mentor support, graduate initiatives, supportive environment

    Cons

    Slow paced, during restructure sense of morale became very low

    Advice to Management

    Give graduates roles with more responsibility


  2. "If your face fits.....you’ll get the interview answers"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Office - nice views, hub on site
    Annual bonus - although now reduced
    Great Pension
    Water discount - through wages

    Cons

    Politics , dishonesty and corruption
    Favouritism - staff promoted dishonestly through corruption and family connections
    Managers allowed to bully staff, question time spent in toilet
    No formal action taken for staff who have large number of absence instead promoted ... face fits
    No compassion from certain managers - complaints made no action
    Timing owning- days and weeks still outstanding and will never get back or paid for!
    Made to cancel holidays to fit with senior leadership
    Killing of the geese onsite!

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone has been there 8 , 10 , 13 years doesn’t always mean they are right
    Why allow staff members to fix interviews for friends and family? Allow answers, presentations and questions to be shared (leaked)
    Stop the corruption it’s right under your nose!

  3. "Good culture and values"

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

    I worked at United Utilities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good overall company to work for. The company values its workforce and does well to look after each employees health and well-being with good benefits and work place initiatives. The head office facilities were very good.

    Cons

    The career progression was non-existent and would be reliant on somebody leaving or changing roles. Whilst working flexibly and remotely was available this would be dependent on department and individual management styles. There isn’t much of a social side outside of the office, most likely due to the location and most people commuting by car.


  4. "Business Analyst"

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

    I have been working at United Utilities full-time

    Pros

    Good offices, easy commute, excellent pay

    Cons

    Constant restructure adds to role uncertainty


  5. "Programme Manager"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager 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

    North west based utility provider

    Cons

    Limited work in other sectors


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. "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!


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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