Sydney Water Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2020

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3.3
58%
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Sydney Water CEO Roch Cheroux
Roch Cheroux
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours and great work life balance in many areas within the corporate area(in 25 reviews)

  • "rdo's(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Culture of bullying, harassment and intimidation allowed to flourish under current management(in 7 reviews)

  • "micro management, no career progression and very hard to get a permanent role(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wellbeing Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sydney Water full-time

    Pros

    Great ability to move around and pursue career opportunities in the organisation Genuine focus on wellbeing, which coupled with government stability and flexible conditions in some working areas

    Cons

    Can be hierarchical and difficult to 'get things done in some cases history of restructures

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  2. "Corrupt and incompetent"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Professional in Parramatta
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sydney Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for very low quantity and quality of output

    Cons

    Lots of deadwood. Significant number of staff, at senior levels, without the capability or experience to substantiate their positions. Apathetic to wastage. Culture of laziness and paranoia. Teams of management consultants engaged to undertake operational duties, which could easily be done by Staff at a fraction of the cost. Lucrative contracts being awarded to Companies, where GMs used to work, and maintain close relationships with their previous colleagues. Long term staff without any experience outside of SW, Lifers, who are stuck in the 70s and 80s. Notwithstanding the inherit culture of nastiness, and ignorance, that permeates this Organisation

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  3. "AMAZING PLACE TO WORK"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Experience in Sydney

    I have been working at Sydney Water full-time

    Pros

    AMAZING PEOPLE AMAZING LOCATION AMAZING HOURS AMAZING PAY

    Cons

    Can be a little slow with telling you info

  4. "Bad Culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pockets of people. Good location. Good pay for the work involved.

    Cons

    No career progression. Bullying culture. Unqualified people in specialist roles. A lot of underperforming staff not managed properly.

  5. "Shows remnant of government organisation"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Parramatta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sydney Water full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. My colleagues and managers are approachable and generally good to work with. Above average pay.

    Cons

    Many many restructures that don't make a lot of sense. Due to being government, there is a higher level of low performers and non-contributors. Very few opportunities for advancement and so talented people leave.

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  6. "Struggles to get on top of quality service delivery & improve a culture of collaboration"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sydney Water full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity rich environment to improve Work-life balance friendly Socially conscious

    Cons

    Activity focused (not outcomes or delivery focused) Decision making is uniformed, inconsistent, without frameworks and guidelines Organisation struggles poorly to address a positive, inclusive and collaborative culture

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  7. "Enjoyable company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sydney Water full-time

    Pros

    Good people, committed to offering good service, willing to change and modenise systems and processes

    Cons

    Still retains remnants of government processes

  8. "P6 Administration"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Scheduler in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sydney Water full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and nice working condition

    Cons

    Hard it permissions and considering high security for IT stuff

  9. "Very toxic inviroment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer 

    I worked at Sydney Water full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The payment not bad at all

    Cons

    Very toxic inviroment, it's hard to work there

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  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Customer Service Representative in Parramatta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sydney Water for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good leadership in my team customer services, good culture, flexibility, work from home,

    Cons

    Under performers whinge a lot which impacts others

    Sydney Water Response

    October 8, 2019Culture and Insights Manager

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