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Updated Jul 16, 2014

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3.0 34 reviews

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Ameren President & CEO Warner L. Baxter

Warner L. Baxter

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    Prosgood company great benefits. i would recommend it for sure.

    Consi just started i don't know much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company, better people

    Associate Analyst (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsAmeren is a great place to work, not only for the very competitive salary and benefits, but because it is full of enjoyable personalities to work with. In my first year at Ameren I haven't found a single unpleasant person.

    ConsI think the only real con of Ameren is that it is very deeply seeded in Seniority. It doesn't feel like I will be abe to move up as fast as I would like based on just merit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company structure is very hierarchical, and I feel like a more flat structure would allow ambitious, and skilled employees to climb ranks faster, and provide their immense value more effectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    management sucks

    Telephone Customer Service (Current Employee) Jefferson City, MO

    Prosthey pay you a ton of money for doing nothing

    Consthe rules change from day to day

    Advice to Senior Managementdoes no good to offer management advice, they are smarter than everyone else.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, too short handed in quality positions..

    Distribution Systems Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) Decatur, IL

    ProsSalary is good, benefits are even better (for now). Somewhat care about what you think and will allow you to make the job better for everyone involved. Rebuilding their system to meet future demands.

    ConsIf you are good at your job, and would like to transfer to another department, you can forget it. They use whatever they can to keep you where you are. Changes the pay scale of jobs without reflecting those changes with current employees. This is only done with new hires.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a true leader. No more do as I say and not as I do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe medical benefits are good. I cant think of anything other Pros

    ConsPoor working environment and poor hours. Work environment is like you will work these hours and do off hours work or ...leave. So you should keep your resume updated. You cannot trust what management tells you. This has been a long standing theme at Ameren. If management tells you one thing, expect just the opposite. Senior management is looking to fill their pockets only. IT should just contract out all of the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign. Or wait...let's find a company to buy you out and 'clean house.'

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK but no growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and pay is good

    ConsZero opps for growth-no advancement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't Trust Your Career Here

    Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsA regulated utility is a monopoly and people love their product.

    ConsAs I write this some good people that I know are losing their jobs. Ameren's foray into the deregulated merchant electric business is ending badly. I'm sure the board members and senior management people that decided to make Ameren the next Enron or Calpine about 15 years ago aren't being hurt by their bad decisions, but many people poured many hours of effort into a lost cause. The ex-CEO once called their merchant generating affiliate the "growth engine of Ameren". Well thanks a lot for letting me put my career into a mis-managed mess that was a waste of time. Ameren is "selling" their deregulated generating business to Dynegy and the Dynegy folks don't need too many of the Ameren people. Now I find myself wishing I never worked there because it's always better to be part of a success than a failure. Avoid this company like the plague, you will be sorry if you put your life's work into this organization, I am.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop promoting relatives and people married to relatives. Your stock value won't go up while nepotism is the defining element in promotions to senior management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Applications Development Specialist (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsMedical benefits are good. Company location is okay. Free parking.
    Company 401K(but others are just as good and better too)

    ConsI agree with others. Get experience and get out. The company wants to look good, (thats what they got Karen Foss to try to do and fix) but the company isn't fooling anyone.
    The work IS 24X7X365. l would not recommend if you have a family; it is a stepping stone to another position elsewhere. No pay raises. The company can talk about integrity, respect and stewardship in the value; but as the saying goes; "do as i say not as i do."

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the dead wood. Both union and non-union employees, it's overdue to do some housecleaning and cut the dead wood headcount. Many "paycheck collectors" and this needs to stop. I mean some departments have 24 people doing what 3 people do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work for moving up, improvements in job positions, and supportive in educational opportunities.

    Settlement Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Benefits and lifetime of opportunities for self-improvement in the business world.

    ConsSome bad/poor levels of management

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay on top of what is happening within your department

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good temporary job

    Co-op Gas Engineering (Current Employee) Decatur, IL

    ProsGreat pay and benefits for the area. Co-op/interns are given a lot of freedom

    ConsCo-op/interns aren't always kept busy, I find myself constantly asking for more work. Some of the work is very tedious and boring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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