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Productive place to work
Shop Hand (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TexasNovember 12, 2017
It's a okay place to work. Health benefits are the worst I have ever seen with a corporation this size. Unprofessional office management is ridiculous. Management has no morals, and s. harassment runs the office everyday. The safety person in charge does not enforce corporate safety policies. And when they do it's to their benefit.

Apparently a "title" isn't everything with this corporation. And neither is the pay. That's what they say so they don't have to give you a pay increase for the job your doing.
Cons
Healthcare benefits
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Company behind on technology
Technical Inside Sales (Current Employee) –  IllinoisSeptember 21, 2017
Not a good place to work. On-boarding is horrible, not given any formal training. ERP system is from the 70's and there is no manual on how to do your job. Everything is trial and error.
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Horrible Managment
Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Suwanee, GASeptember 16, 2017
Communication at this facility is horrible. The atmosphere is cut-throat and there is no formal training program. If you make a mistake you are written up. The Service manager is has an "I'm always right" attitude and is very temperamental and boisterous, provoking arguments. The Branch manager is seldom available and has no clue of whats going on within the work/shop area. "Working from home is the norm for all management at this location. Even though the pay and compensations are great, I would not recommend working for this Branch to my worst enemy.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Poor Work Environment/ Managment
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Horrible management
Technical Inside Sales / Application Engineering (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 9, 2017
Another manufacturing company that doesn't care about their employees. Be ready for people who think they deserve to treat you horribly. No job security and look out for the knife in the back.
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Upper manegment needs more money
Road mechanic (Former Employee) –  OhioAugust 2, 2017
Great place to work if you like handling equipment that has been dunked in raw sewage and or like dropping your home life for an after hours emergency. Started great but slowly downsized to being overworked, xylem will chase the money and close a branch on a whim "corporate restructuring "
Great place to start at but don't expect to retire there
Four CEO's in my seven years
Pros
Great people to work with (local)
Cons
Share holders call all the shots
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Unprofessional
Mechanical Design Engineer candidate (Former Employee) –  College Station, TXJuly 19, 2017
Didn't work here, won't work here. Applied, went thru a screening, had a phone interview, was asked to appear for an in-person interview. That's where it gets ugly. After waiting 4 weeks for travel arrangements to be made, I was informed that they had already filled the position with a local candidate. Very unprofessional and unethical. My advise: Don't post a position on a national job board if you're only looking for local candidates. Don't ask someone for an in-person interview and then leave them hanging for weeks. Don't trust them.
Pros
None
Cons
As indicated
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Fun
Intern (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA 92121May 26, 2017
I loved working there, fun, exciting work environment with friendly staff. Working there I got to know incredible people who took there work seriously but had fun doing so.
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Good, dedicated people, rewarding work
Sr. Projecr Engineer - Controls (Former Employee) –  Zelienople, PAMay 3, 2017
Xylem-Leopold was a great place to work. The workforce at this location are like family. They've been in business over 90 years so there is a mix of new and legacy projects that present new challenges daily. You could work on a new plant design and also answer customer questions about 40 year old equipment the same day. The tight deadlines could sometimes be a challenge, yet rewarding when you do what's required to meet them. Culture has changed slightly since becoming part of a publicly traded corporation but overall a satisfying place to work.
Pros
People, benefits
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productive
Painter (Current Employee) –  Bridgeport, NJApril 1, 2017
Just work work work. A very busy place constant work. A lot of different things to learn can be certified through company. Great hours and a lot of overtime.
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Need to modernize
Leader (Current Employee) –  CorporateMarch 20, 2017
Great people but Xylem really needs to invest to modernize the company. The workplace and process's are stuck in the 1970's. It does have a great tag line and the mission of the company is inspiring.
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A Real Sweat Shop
Sr. Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Zelienople, PAMarch 10, 2017
Typical day at work: A person has to do the work of 2-1/2 to3 people and as soon as the work load (aka backlog) decreases to where you only have to work for 1-1/2 to 2 people, they are ready let you go!
Management: They hate to let salesmen go, but have no problem letting technical people go.
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Work experence
Dinning Staff (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 8, 2017
A typical work day started at 6 in the morning so i had to show up and do a walk around the factory to see if there is any items that are out of place or broken glass. Then i maintained the work place and consolidated shipments.
Pros
Na
Cons
Na
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n/a
Assembler &inventory control &shipping cleker (Current Employee) –  Southaven, MSJanuary 9, 2017
it's a ok company if this your frist job but need to working on keeeping good workers with better pay. The work is easy it"s a fun place to work
Pros
n/a
Cons
no promotion
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Disconnected goals and managment view of objectives.
Supply Chain / Inventory Manager (Current Employee) –  Morton Grove, ILDecember 27, 2016
Hold management accountable for their short term goals and conflicting goals.

CEO: Goal is people, but support is not visible at all levels.

More of the same everyday. Company only focuses on the Shareholder and how they see the Company.
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Good place to work.
Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee) –  Yellow Springs, OHAugust 18, 2016
Love working here, just looking for something that more fits me! Everyone gets a long together, the management team is pretty good. Overall a good place to work!
Pros
Awesome employee appreciation
Cons
Tedious, long hours
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Had great mentors and gained practical knowledge while yielding results
Procurement Analyst in the Purchasing department (Former Employee) –  Morton Grove, ILMay 27, 2016
During my time at Xylem, I learned how to be effecient with my time. Having 15 concurrent projects throughout the internship taught me to balance projects of different urgency and importance.
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Good water solutions company
Engineering Manager (Former Employee) –  Morton Grove, ILMarch 13, 2016
A generally very good company focused on solving the water problems of the world. With the right people in various startegic positions, it could really improve further.
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okay
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Morton Grove, ILFebruary 15, 2016
It's an okay place to work for. Good pay and it is a union shop. Management seems to clash with each other repeditavely. People are relatively happy so workers get along great. Hardest part was all the different jobs I had to do. I did like learning all the different positions i was required to learn.
Pros
great people to work with
Cons
Thrive on quick fixes instead of trying to get to the root of a problem
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Rewarding workplace. Great work/life balance
E & C PROJECT ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 23, 2016
The comradery and morale among employees is great. The work is challenging and rewarding. Management looks after us. I believe our products are competitive. We are free to voice opinions and concerns openly. The work from home option is convenient.
Pros
Stable environment, good benefits, good morale.
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Micro Managed to the extreme
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 22, 2015
The pay is good but the benefits are quickly slipping to a minimum to maintain a better ROI for the company. Family/Worklife balance is non existent and you are expected to work around the clock. Company as a whole is very short staffed so expect to be overworked. Customer base is eroding due to companies inability to serve them. Regional management has an incredible lack of required skill set and simply maintains a "Yes Man" attitude. Expect to be harassed and micromanaged if you take a job with this company. There are still many good employees in this company, sadly few of them have Management in their title since the great purge of qualified employees.
Pros
Pay is good but high pay is the only way they can get people to work for them
Cons
Constantly working, Micro Managed, non valued employees, benefits shrinking, harrassing upper management style
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