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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.63
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (inc)

Reviews - What employees say

3.63 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 13.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The company needs business structure and organization. Currently many people are doing things as they please and there are no consequences. This is due to lack of clear we’ll defined policy. When things are vague it gives people the ability to doas they wish

What I like about the company

Very friendly company. Most departments are behind the current industry. No organization or structure when it comes to doing work for most corporate positions

What I dislike about the company

Lack of organization, vague policies and procedures, lack of accountability. Company operates in many hybrid forms (private, public, state) depending on what’s most convenient. This causes confusion and inconsistencies

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (inc)
  • City
    Laurel
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • 25.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More growth oppurtunities. Better work-life balance

What I like about the company

On site childcare and full health benefits

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (inc)
  • City
    Laurel
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • 12.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Overall, the organization must find a way to obtain and retain quality employees while also dismissing poorly performing employees. It is nearly impossible for the organization to release even non-union employees following multiple lawsuits by former employees who were let go due to bad performance.
  • Work on standardizing and enforcing updated policies and standards, especially in IT.

What I dislike about the company

WSSC defines government incompetence. Many employees are "retired in place" with little incentive to do any work. HR is incapable of releasing poorly performing employees due to Legal's inability to properly defend the Commission's decisions. HR doesn't even have the ability to force managers to report leaving employees. The General Council is generally inept with the inability to both defend the company and ensure Commission policies meet the needs of the organization. Because of the difficulty to release bad employees, IT management relies 50-75% on contractors which cost the organization 2-3 times more per hour than a full-time employee (much easier to kick contractors out). IT spends wildly on hardware and software with minimal results. Poor decisions by IT staff, lack of standardization and documentation, and old, outdate, ineffective Information Security policies lead to increased security and operational risk. Pay and bonuses are well under normal rates for the region. All of the organization's incompetence leads to large increases in water bills for customers every year, and the attitude of the Commission is, "spend what you want, we're a billion dollar company!"

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (inc)
  • City
    Laurel
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.63
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (inc)
3.63
3 reviews

Industry average (Energy)
3.21
22,072 reviews

kununu average
3.28
2,611,000 reviews