SAWS Named Top Workplace in San Antonio for Second Year in a Row
San Antonio Water System has been recognized for the second year in a row as a Top Workplace in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express-News. The 2012 designation ranks SAWS as one of the city’s top 10 workplaces in the category of Large Companies by earning standout scores for employees’ responses on specific aspects of the work environment.
"It is because of our exceptional and dynamic workforce that SAWS has received this recognition for the second year in a row," said Robert R. Puente, SAWS President/CEO. "From crew members working in the field to accountants crunching numbers to find more cost savings, all of our employees are playing a major role in providing the best quality water services to the San Antonio community."
Being recognized as one of the top 80 companies in the San Antonio area and among the top ten in the category of Large Companies was due to SAWS employees who responded to an online survey, highlighting pay and benefits as the strengths of the work environment.
SAWS strives to be a premier employer in San Antonio by providing a rewarding work experience as well as competitive compensation and benefits. With health benefits options, SAWS ensures that employees and retirees, as well as their families, are taken care of. Through SAWS Employee Wellness Program, reimbursement for fitness programs and gym memberships as well as weight management programs such as Weight Watchers are offered, in addition to nutritional and wellness seminars.
Enhancing the utility’s workforce, SAWS provides financial assistance to help employees continue their education. The organization also offers a robust training department with a number of educational programs, including industry-related training for required licensing and certifications as well as career and leadership development programs.
The hard work and dedication of SAWS employees ensures that San Antonio receives sustainable, affordable water services every day. As a result of this dedication, San Antonio recently earned national recognition by both Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) for Excellence in Innovation and for Excellence in Water Efficiency.
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