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Wessex Water

What it’s like working at Wessex Water

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Wessex Water?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 67% report getting one week notice or less
    • 17% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 17% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do Wessex Water workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

Good
  • Head office understands the frontline

    Do people think Wessex Water head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office understands what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    57% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Breaks are paid

    Do workers at Wessex Water get paid breaks?

    Usually. Most people get paid breaks

    How we know this

    50% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Wessex Water get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Wessex Water do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Wessex Water?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Wessex Water?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    83% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Wessex Water?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    88% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Wessex Water?

    People don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    75% of people say they don’t feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Wessex Water managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Wessex Water pay enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    86% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Wessex Water?

    People are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 100% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Wessex Water recommend working with their team?

    People recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    86% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • People get sick pay

    Does Wessex Water pay sick pay?

    Yes. People get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    75% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Wessex Water feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    86% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Wessex Water is doing?

    People feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    86% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at Wessex Water worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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Wessex Water job reviews

  • Best thing

    Good hours. Overtime is plenty. Challenging job role. No day is the same. Time goes quick

    Worst thing

    Environment we work in. Dangerous work place. Strict guidelines to follow. Poor managers

    5.8

    Team leader, January 2021

About

Wessex Water is a water company. They supply water, and treat waste water, across South West England.

wessexwater.co.uk

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Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

67% report getting one week notice or less
17% report getting two weeks notice
17% report having a fixed rota

Based on 6 employees

What contracts are people on?

Full time 100% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 6 employees

How are people paid?

75%
by the hour
25%
an annual salary

Based on 8 employees

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