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Overall good company to work for, depending on your occupation.
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Yellow Springs, OHSeptember 17, 2018
Product management challenging, as company did not provide necessary resources to support business growth strategies. However, Xylem offers a very competitive benefits package, including relocation package.
Pros
Competitive benefits package
Cons
Lack of resources to adequately perform job
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Godwin just might kill you
Sales (Former Employee) –  BridgeportSeptember 4, 2018
I can't speak for the work culture at the other business units of Xylem. Godwin is a bombastic mess, with probably the worst work-life balance of any company I've ever encountered.

Most of the employees fully expect to work between 50-65 hours a week. 24/7 contact is expected. The culture very time consuming and many of the processes outdated.
Pros
Decent wage, decent room for growth
Cons
You will kill yourself
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high pace job
Assembler (Current Employee) –  Fresno, CAJuly 23, 2018
working at xylem was a learning experience, I job is not that hard but what creates a problem I believe is the organization of the warehouse and their inventory. most of the time we did not have all the parts available to complete building the orders, and when we got the parts management would rush us to build the costumers orders. most of the employees from the dept. did not like the manager because the way he manage the warehouse.
Pros
1 hour lunch
Cons
no room for advancement, the pay rate is low
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My job used to be a very good job.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSITANT (Current Employee) –  Bridgeport, NJMay 30, 2018
Xylem used to be a good job. It has turned into a major corporation with way too many upper management level employees. My major concern is how bad the benefits are becoming in January 2019. They won't even be worth having. People go to work to receive a paycheck and benefits. At that point, there will be no point in paying out of every paycheck to receive horrible quality benefits with a deductible so high that they will never kick in.
Pros
401K plan
Cons
Upcoming benefits will be horrible; more work with no compensation.
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A great place to work
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Rye Brook, NYSeptember 21, 2018
Very friendly employees, they treat everyone with respect. Management seems to care about their employees. Benefits are good and wages are fair. Ability to work from home too.
Pros
Friendly co-workers, nice HQ, good benefits and pay
Cons
Nothing major
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Poor Benefits
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) –  Freedom, PAOctober 2, 2018
Benefits are very costly. If you are young it may be OK. The company has gotten large and the management is confusing at best. Directions can come from any direction.
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Good Place to work
Manager-Sustaining Engineering (Current Employee) –  Auburn, NYDecember 2, 2018
Xylem has a very open culture and gives opportunity for each individual. Each employee has equal opportunity to grow. Work distribution is uniform and no one is loaded more than he can perform.
Pros
Very Positive Work environment
Cons
Low performers are tolerated for long time
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the place is something else
Production Assembler (Former Employee) –  Auburn, NYAugust 29, 2018
While my time at Xylem it seemed like the place was kindergarten all over again. People there seemed to rat out other union members just because they didn't like them. One investigation in their terms leads you having to retake a drug test. Why? the place is a complete job and the union is as well
Pros
Family days
Cons
poor management all around
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Good place to work, but very demanding of their employees.
Senior Sales Engineer (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 21, 2018
Enjoyed working there. I had plenty of opportunities for advancement, and had opportunities that I would have never had at other companies. It is a business that requires lots of travel, so you have to be willing (in some positions) to accept 50% to 80% travel, both domestic and overseas.
Pros
Good opportunities for advancement and experiences, good pay.
Cons
Long hours, fast paced.
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the envirnoment of always learning something new
M1-Inventory Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lubbock County, TXOctober 1, 2018
M1-Inventory Specialist
Process and verify all material needed for orders
Include drawings on order as needed from Global Vault
Track timelines on pending material and work orders
Pull accordingly to meet customers required date
Update plant managers report with outstanding/pending material required for orders
Safety team (audited warehouse for chemicals and tool safety monthly)

hardest part of the job (warehouse walks)
most enjoyable (the hours and the structure around the holidays for quality holiday with your family)
Pros
the learning envirnoment
Cons
Takes a while to get hired on.
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Poorly structured
Customer Service/Order Entry (Former Employee) –  Morton Grove, ILSeptember 5, 2018
Xylem is poorly structured, management is too busy to assist with proper training and day to day running of the company. They allow sales rep to be disrespectful and rude to customer service reps. Management is catty and cut throat.
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A good stepping stone
Database Administrator (Former Employee) –  New York StateJuly 24, 2018
Not bad, not your dream job. Most middle managers are women, most technical workers are men, so there's that dynamic. Some divisions have constant reorgs and turnover, but most are stable.
Pros
Training sessions and job security
Cons
IT people are viewed as janitors
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No collaboration, no energy, everyone holed up in office or cubicle
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Brown Deer, WIJuly 2, 2018
When you enter the building you are immediately struck by the total silence. Most people sit in their offices with doors closed or in their cubicles and don't engage or speak with each other throughout the day. In fact, when there is an all-staff meeting, some people will sit in their office or cubicle and call in to the meeting rather than join in person in a conference room. The particular brand/division I worked at had 37% employee turnover in 2017. And while 2018 is seeing less turnover, there still is the underlying problem of people not collaborating nor engaging with each other.
It was a very depressed, unstimulating and tired environment sapped of vitality.
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Very hostile and stressful environment; ESP in Operations
Inventory Analyst (Current Employee) –  Morton Grove, ILDecember 23, 2017
Toxic environment. Professionalism at its worst. Management belittles people in front of others. It is all about making the monthly/ quarterly number at whatever cost. Most team members are decent but overwhelmed with too much work and not enough staff.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Long hours unpaid
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Fun place to work
Purchasing Specialist/Buyer (Current Employee) –  Seneca Falls, NYJuly 11, 2018
Fun place to work, Employees are very much friendly. Management is good.Lots of training, at least 100 hours of training per year. Lots of travels abroad.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
No lunch
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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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Great Place To Work
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) –  Morton Grove, ILNovember 8, 2018
If the finance department was not being outsourced, I would like to have retired at Xylem. They have some of the best managers to work with as well as great people to work around. The overall environment is pleasant and welcoming. I will miss Xylem terribly
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
None
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Assembler/Production (Current Employee) –  DuBois, PASeptember 16, 2018
Quite possibly the easiest, best paying work/wage in this town. The turnover is insanely high, where the work isn't difficult at all. Coworkers are nice.
Pros
Easy simple work. Leadership is approachable
Cons
15 minute lunch, 2 10 minute breaks. Last minute mandatory overtime notice.
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Stressful, competitive, and long hours. Good benefits with some Saturdays.
Manager (Current Employee) –  Morton Grove, ILAugust 11, 2017
This is a fast pace, stressful, and competitive company to work for. You will put in long hours as a salaried employee. You will be required to work on Saturdays regularly. Be prepared for every decision you make to be questioned. You must be able to multi-task and able to change your plans and projects before completion at times.The turnover of salaried employees has increased in the last (5) years. The hourly employees tend to be stable in some departments.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Long Hours and Stressful
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Poorly Managed and Chaotic
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Rye Brook, NYOctober 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.
Pros
Solving the world's water needs
Cons
too many
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