- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Ameren full-time (More than 3 years)RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
-Very good salary, benefits, and annual bonus--I think most people stay with the company solely because they'd have to take a pay cut or receive worse benefits if they left. -Great fitness center on-site and decent cafeteria -Management is generally flexible with regard to work/life balance and good to work for -Decent development opportunities and opportunities to transfer within the company -Very ethical company with good values and stand-up people
-Too many Union workers who make more money than management and accomplish very, very little on a daily basis with no repercussions . Management continues to overload the productive employees with projects and let the non-productive workers continue to coast and do nothing. They need to crack down on this and clean house--it's unbelievable. -No job cuts, but jobs are not filled as employees leave or retire. More and more work is dumped on non-Union employees with no overtime pay or extra time off, while the Union employees literally sleep on the job, make personal calls all day, and spend most of their days standing around talking to other Union employees. Extremely frustrating. -Frequent reorganizations for no apparent reason, other than to dump more work on people or to create a position for one of the "good ol' boys" -Company is "behind the times"
Advice to Management
-Be more organized and learn to make a firm decision. It seems that employees can't get a straight answer on a process or policy, and decisions seem to go back and forth constantly. I think employees would be better served and feel more favorable about leadership if they could get clear direction on things and become more organized. -Why are you not doing anything about these workers who are sitting around collecting a check doing NOTHING all day? You have 5 Union workers doing what 1 non-Union worker does in a day. Quit dumping more work on the non-Union employees because they execute and start holding the others accountable.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Ameren (Saint Louis, MO).
Received a telephone call from HR, asking to set up a telephone screening. The telephone interview was straightforward and the representative just asked general questions about my resume. It generally seemed to be test to make sure you could elaborate on what you put on your resume and to make sure you were well-spoken and such. Got a call a few days later and they wanted to set up an in-person meeting at headquarters. Ameren uses behavioral interviewing during the in-person interview, where you have to respond to questions using the "SHARE" model (describing the situation, the hindrance, the action you took, the result, and how you would evaluate yourself). There were maybe 8 questions or so and the interview took about 45 minutes. There were two hiring managers in the room, as well as an HR representative, and they took turns asking questions. There wasn't much discussion or general chatter otherwise, but it seemed as if they were following a strict process. The questions were only difficult because you have to respond using the "SHARE" model, which makes responses lengthy and generally unnatural. They didn't ask any questions about my real estate experience, or previous work experience--only the behavioral-type questions (i.e., "describe a time when...").
- Q: Describe a time that you had to make a decision that wasn't popular. Q: Describe how you manage a heavy workload. Answer Question
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric delivery and transmission service as well as natural gas delivery service while Ameren ...
Mission: To power the quality of life.