Ameren

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Ameren Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
42 Reviews
3.2
42 Reviews
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Ameren President & CEO Warner L. Baxter
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  1.  

    Was great at the beginning, but as I got older and made more money it really went down hill fast.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They offer great benefits, a 401k and a pension.

    Cons

    They don't value people of experience, they prefer younger employees who they can pressure into a constant "value added" tenure. Always have to prove your worth, you are only as good as last month, and if they don't have future plans for you then you are made out to be stupid and worthless....old. The few that made it into upper positions are set, but those who haven't are devalued and shoved out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach, you spent so much money on Project Unfreeze and don't live by it's principles. You need to realize everyone's strengths and utilize them, don't try and shove them into the same mold as everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Human Resources filled with managers with no bench strength.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation and pension are excellent. I would recommend to a friend based on compensation and benefits only. Wasn't enough for me to stay.

    Cons

    Management in HR more concerned with their "titles" than what they produce. Inconsistent hiring practices. The on-boarding processes are unprofessional -- no one can answer questions related to benefits or other employee perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slim down the layers of management. Also, get industry leaders in HR that know fair hiring and will model it. Modernize hiring and interview techniques. Hire more support staff!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Slow & Steady

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ameren Leadership Team (ALT) in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Ameren Leadership Team (ALT) in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Little to no career growth, difficult culture if you did not grow up in the company, performance has very little impact/recognition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Little to no challenge and not much to be learned

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was satisfactory for an internship, interesting to visit the power plants and facilities across the state

    Cons

    Work was tedious and not challenging, contributions did not seem to be fully appreciated, supervisors often failed to listen to suggestions, co-workers are constantly avoiding work by socializing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you run a government sanctioned monopoly doesn't mean that you should allow employees to slack off so much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for career focused or forward thinking leaders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the more stable employers in the St. Louis area

    Cons

    Leadership likes to talk about being innovative, but new or innovative ideas are often crushed under the culture of "We've always done it this way."

    Too often management does not look for cost effective ways to manage the company which leads to the constant requests for rate increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to ask what the leadership can do to make the company more viable and increase the value to shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Direction of Ameren

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren

    Pros

    Pension, Benefits, 9-5 workstyle, stable, Easy commute

    Cons

    Poor Leadership. Rampant Nepotism, Slow to Embrace Technology, Affirmative-Action run-amoc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way and retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job, very poor career choice! If you must start here, get some experience and get out!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Career Engineer
    Current Employee - Career Engineer

    I have been working at Ameren

    Pros

    Location.
    Good work colleagues to be around.

    Cons

    Poor career path.
    Poor pay growth.
    No trust in senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the propaganda about being the best company and actually put some action behind the hype!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company but needs to change

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ameren

    Pros

    Exceptional compensation and benefits-premium pay package with very little effort required
    established company; secure in what they are doing-no pressure to always do more

    Cons

    Disparate treatment for employees on regulated vs unregulated sides of business; unregulated side treated as poor step children-don't have funding to maintain equipment but are still required to participate in all company programs-even to the point that they layoff people but still participate in employee safety fair that costs thousands--for a 1 day "picnic"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to focus on making the business better; investing in equipment and people instead of always working on ways for you to look good, win awards based on work of others and regularly enhancing your own pay, bonuses and perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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