SA Water
3.7 out of 5 stars.
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  • Company size
    1001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    $1.5bn to $7bn (AUD)
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Salary estimated from 113 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 17 reviews and is evolving.


WHS Advisor in Adelaide City Centre SA
on 17 March 2020
A constantly changing management structure and philosophy with many poor decisions.
Over nine years I had to apply for my role and position over five times due to management and organisational structure changes. While my direct management was wonderful and our department kicked some major goals and led massive improvement, the constant change made maintaining continuity in work very difficult. Maybe they will settle down soon!
Worker in Adelaide SA
on 3 May 2020
Fragmented organisation
Some great hard working people at the front line doing their best to maintain old infrastructure. Unfortunately, they are let down by ineffective middle and senior management who appear to be wasting time blaming others for their failed change management programs.
maintenance and construction in Port Pirie SA
on 21 January 2020
its ok i guess
good place to work for if run starts from the top... we got a good group of guys but the amount of work required to be done can be draining and demanding
Management Accountant in Business Services
on 4 November 2019
Good salary and work life balance but best read my detailed review..
Honest, committed, and hard working folks at the "coal face". Work there for a short time only for the money and experience. But... the higher up a person worked for in Business Services, and away from where the day to day work takes place, the more problematic they became to work for. I tried to tell myself that these Managers were just egotistical but eventually realised some are bullies, psychotic, and narcissists. I had a hard time working there because some Managers I believe deliberately tried to make my working there harder than it should have been in an ideal workplace. I suspect that it was because I am a member of a different accounting body than the "accepted" accounting body, or that they might be ageist. Or that they just disliked me. It was unfortunate that I was on fixed term contracts and I would have to ask my Manager next removed if they were or weren't going to renew my contract. They liked to make me sweat a little by letting me know a couple of days before contract end that they would renew my contract. Gradually, though the length of the contract was getting reduced from 6 months to just two weeks! I was told in a Group Finance Department meeting that my Finance Officer role was being made redundant before being told in person - rude. Another time in a finance team meeting I was told that I was leaving SA Water Business Services shortly, and that I was going to be training a new Accountant - before thay told me beforehand. How rude was that! I managed to move from Finance Officer to Management Accountant (MA) but unfortunately the nice guy Finance Manager who recruited me suddenly left SA Water to work intrastate. It was from here that the next two Finance Managers that I had to report to were terrible. They deliberately were rude to me, excessively critical, showed no interest in training, and presented a culture of blame by communicating to me it was my fault the team was disfunctional. I also had the belief they utilised SA Water's "Performance Improvement Plan" process or PIP as a weapon against me to try to make me burn out and make me resign by setting unrealistic targets and deadlines.It wasn't so much a plan as a very demanding "checklist of tasks". As they weren't the Manager that recruited me into the MA role they really had no interest in maintaining my tenure at SA Water. Eventually, strung out by this culture, I walked from SA Water... Due to the regularly recurring restructures that occur at SA Water, whilst an MA, I reported to no less that three new Finance Managers in just the 3 short years! During my time at SA Water I saw many good Finance people leave - usually not by choice, and I now often think did they do to them what they did to me? The finance IS technology was old and did not integrate well with the other systems creating excessive complexity working with it, well as conflicting information. There was no procedures or work instructions to work with to train you in your role so expect to be thrown in the deep end as you're expected to sink or swim.. Obviously, I would not recommend working there in Business Services at SA Water for a medium to long term tenure. Very sad. The fancy building on Vic Square and the impressive budgets are just window dressing.
IT Support in Adelaide SA
on 21 March 2018
Great team workers
Team members were very helpful when it came to assisting me in any matter. Team members were able to show me around and I was introduced to the whole team crew.

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