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Western Power Distribution Reviews

Updated 25 de Nov 2019

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2.8
47%
Recommend to a Friend
46%
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Western Power Distribution CEO Robert A. Symons (no image)
Robert A. Symons
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, great annual pay increments, staff well looked after(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good salary, some good people, secure work(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Shift workers are paid well but expected to put up with any mismanagement or poor treatment simply because WPD say they are paid well(in 4 reviews)

  • "Again it's all back to the bullying culture so rife within the industry, and so often mentioned in the other reviews(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Alright at best"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator 

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary, good holiday, skilled craftsmen

    Cons

    Népotisme, management have favorites, benefits are being stripped

    Advice to Management

    Care about your staff more

    Western Power Distribution2019-11-25
  2. "Good benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Cable Jointer 

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time

    Pros

    Overtime pay benefits healthcare tools

    Cons

    Travel hours conditions colleagues weather

    Western Power Distribution2019-11-09
  3. "Money’s good but money doesn’t buy happiness"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner in West Bromwich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The money, sick pay, annual leave

    Cons

    Backwards IT systems Autocratic management style You get bullied from above constantly Little diversity in the work place You just have to ‘ do as you are told ‘ when you are told . Some contractors have friends in high places so you can’t give them any feedback

    Advice to Management

    Care more about you mr employees , they are currently numbers

    Western Power Distribution2019-11-10
  4. "Poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work colleagues,Good training,decent amount of leave

    Cons

    Constant removal of perks that made company great.overtime being limited,upper management are too interested in making a name for themselves by Stripping the workers of their chances to earn money.little or no understanding of what the workers deal with on a daily basis due to the fact they have never done the jobs themselves.every year the workers hit their targets and earn the management bonuses but still every... year more is expected and nothing passed on to employees.the company earns millions every year but it's still not enough.pay grades are poor and office staff get paid more or as much as people working on the network which is wrong.promotion is only available for certain trades others have no movement or access to the promotional ladder

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    Advice to Management

    Stop throttling the onsite workers.respect your employees more.understand the jobs that are being done under your job role.be more emoathetic,stop lying to your employees to get what you want.realise the reason you have had the promotions you've had is because the people beneath you have put you there.

    Western Power Distribution2019-11-10
  5. "Generally a good employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very Good pay and Conditions

    Cons

    A lot is expected for it

    Western Power Distribution2019-10-16
  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner G5 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Empowerment Good pay Overtime is available

    Cons

    No company car unless your very senior

    Western Power Distribution2019-09-05
  7. "Great people bad company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Money is good enough Certain degree of freedom

    Cons

    No clear direction from management Overworked Mad panic to complete daft defect of the week Work not shared evenly Asked to do tasks not in job role ie design and finanace

    Advice to Management

    Sort out staffing levels

    Western Power Distribution2019-08-30
  8. "Pays well so you can’t leave"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The salary is good but you feel tied to the company as similar roles outside the business pays less.

    Cons

    Everything else. No concern for mental health. No progression - it’s a “if your face fits” kind of place, toxic working environment

    Western Power Distribution2019-08-12
  9. "Good for people who want stability"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stability Good salary Not very stressful Working hours set

    Cons

    Not good for active people who want to develop. People get away with not doing anything, takes ages if you need information or something to be done.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Western Power Distribution2019-04-30
  10. Helpful (1)

    "What a place to work!"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispatch Clerk in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Power Distribution full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay Flexible working hours Team members have each other’s back Career progression available Holiday allowance good Sick pay beneficial A grievance free working environment

    Cons

    Extra staff needed in department No free WiFi No luncheon vouchers Some employees iq is questionable

    Advice to Management

    Faster response to emails with feedback would be beneficial to the team. Apart from that great place to work

    Western Power Distribution2019-04-13
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