Poorly Managed and Chaotic
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – October 2, 2017
Unfortunately there are not a lot of positives to this company. People can rally behind the goal to solve the world's water needs, and there are some genuinely good individuals working here.
Due to the nature of this company (conglomeration of multiple purchased companies and corresponding brands), the culture is chaotic and confused at best. The company tries to be "one Xylem," but with multiple national and global locations and brands, the execution of this strategy falls short.
Never received training, but I had to train my new manager on how to do his/her job. Poor communication from the top down, with serious lack of policies, procedures, or resources for employees (no one, including management, knows correct contacts, and it's a constant maze to find information).
Managers with no leadership or people skills who treat employees very poorly. Lazy people keep their jobs, while a lot of hard working, intelligent people lose theirs - no logic in people management. Very lean strategy with employees wearing multiple hats without fair salary. Large scale layoffs every year to appear financially sound to investors. Poor compensation and work-life balance - expected to work at all times, including weekends. Health insurance is available with choices between high deductible and even higher deductible.
Solving the world's water needs