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A private, employee-owned company with about 1,200 staff members in the UK and 7,000 worldwide,MWHhelps clients globally to design sustainable engineering solutions to meet the challenges created by our growing need for water, waste and environmental planning. Its staff are proud to work for an organisation that makes a real difference to the planet, earning the engineering consultancy positive scores of 80% and 81% respectively. Based in Warrington in Cheshire, the company's roots date back to 1844.MWHis currently involved in a £120m project to upgrade Glasgow's water supply, which won the Saltire award for civil engineering last year, and is also busy with a north coast waste water treatment works scheme in Northern Ireland. Staff believe the consultancy is doing its bit for the environment (82%, the third highest score on this point) and say its support of good causes is not just driven by a desire for publicity (63%). Its values include developing and inspiring employees, and people think their job is good for their own growth (79%) and that colleagues care about each other (80%). They also appreciate it being actively involved in the 23 communities in which it is based (64%), with 200 of them doing voluntary work in office hours last year. Enhanced maternity and paternity pay and flexible working provide a good balance between work and home life (70%). Staff don't feel under so much pressure they can't concentrate or perform well (both 72%) and stress levels are low (77%). MWHis run on strong principles (79%) and gets a top 20 score for employees not being exhausted when they get home (55% positive, ranking 16th).

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Giving Something Back

91% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The wellbeing of employees is at the forefront of the Company's mind and it is in constant communication with employees. An Employee Assistance Programme is available for employees to help them through crises and without which their well-being could be compromised. The Employee Assistance Programme has well-being nurses and counsellors to assist with anxiety, stress and depression. They have introduced alcohol and drugs testing, not to be punitive, but to bring support to those that need it. Often when people are anxious, stressed or depressed they are more vulnerable and susceptible to addiction as a coping mechanism. The Company seeks to help and support those who are positive on a random test and not invoke the disciplinary procedure, but start a programme of support. They also have private medical, permanent health insurance cover and then an array of well-being items that can be purchased with disposable income through flexible benefits.

My Company

89% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

MWH's chosen corporate charity is WaterAid which they chose to support as it is a charity which reflects their vision of Building a Better World through delivering clean water supplies. They have appointed a Steering Group and a network of WaterAid Reps within each MWH office. The steering group and reps organise a diverse range of employee fundraising events within their local offices throughout the year. Fundraising events include activities such as dress down days, cake and sweet sales. MWH also auctioned surplus office furniture with the proceeds being donated to WaterAid. We have an increasing number of individuals and teams who take part in WaterAid National events such as The Great North Run, 6 peaks and other sporting challenges. During 2012/13 they raised £15,660 for WaterAid.

My Manager

85% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

MWH seeks to reward employees for their efforts. They provide a variety of bonuses which celebrate life events (e.g. marriage or baby), performance in the form of Spot Bonus awards for outstanding work and achievement in terms of Professional Status Bonuses as well as educational sponsorship.

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Employees earning £35k+
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Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

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