American Water

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American Water Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.1 74 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

American Water CEO Susan Story

Susan Story

(5 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have pretty good benefits and if you are into brown nosing and cloaking the truth, you will go far(in 10 reviews)

  • great benefits, good education program for employees(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Career advancement opportunities(in 4 reviews)

  • I have nothing negative to say about my experience with them(in 3 reviews)

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    Great Company

    Manager of Loss Control (Current Employee) Champaign, IL

    ProsGreat Benefits, Co-Workers, Management, Pay, and more.

    ConsOften have to worry about job security and restructuring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease focus on the employee.

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

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    Great company to work for

    Utility Worker (Former Employee) Saint Charles, MO

    ProsGood stable job to retire from

    ConsI have nothing negative to say about my experience with them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with a great culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Diverse and well-qualified staff
    -Upper level management is accessible and friendly to all employees
    -Employee compensation and benefits are fair considering the work/life balance afforded
    -Rewarding corporate culture, gives back to communities served.

    ConsI have nothing negative to say. Every company has a few bad apples, but American Water does a fine job weeding them out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's a pleasure to work with you.

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

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    Great Company for the Bluegrass

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCares deeply about its customers and employees.

    ConsCorporate structure does not always fit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great insight into the heavily regulated water utilities industry and the challenges providers face.

    Senior Strategic Buyer (Former Employee) Mount Laurel, NJ

    ProsThe benefits package and professional attitude conveyed by all departments from HR to Senior Management and support services in between. Wonderful group of professionals with whom to be associated.

    ConsI would have preferred a much closer alignment between what I perceived the position entailed with my day to day activities. I guess I prefer a much more transactional environment in this particular role and the position has a more strategic character to it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to work

    Engineer (Current Employee) Hershey, PA

    Prosrelaxing environment and opportunities to learn

    Consit usually takes long time for people to get a promotion due to many seniors around

    Advice to Senior Managementassign young folks different tasks and help them grow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company has allowed me to grow and become a valuable member of managment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsVery ethical Company.
    Excellent Benefits
    Good pay
    Strong industry and more secure then others
    Employees are treated with respect and dignity

    ConsSometimes not as forward thinking and moves more slowly in that venue. Requires an idea to be put forward multiple times in some instances before it takes hold and moves forward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to move forward in our beliefs and values. While we are a regulaqted Company and do not have direct competion,we need to continue to act like a competitive organizaiton in order to be the best we can be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Over all a great place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    Pros- Overall management and employee attitude that we are "professionals" and the best at what we do;
    - National company provides growth opportunity for those willing to relocate;
    - Good internal relations at operating centers;

    Cons- HR tends to be too autonomous and distanced from the employees, (one sometimes wonders what they're doing with their 8-hours)
    - Benefits have been reduced (I guess I didn't think it would happen at American)

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll-in-all American Water's Management is doing fine. We are moving forward as a well-run company, making significant improvements in communication and enterprise infrastructure.
    American is still "the best"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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