A. O. Smith
3.7 of 5 9 reviews
www.aosmith.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 28, 2014

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3.7 9 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

A. O. Smith Chairman and CEO Paul W. Jones

Paul W. Jones

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I have worked at AOS for more than 10 years.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Ashland City, TN

    ProsGreat values, people are treated with respect, global, great leadership, very successful company.

    ConsThere really aren't any. Awesome employer.

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

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    Great Company with plenty of opportunity for those who positive, dedicated, and plan to advance their career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Ashland City, TN

    ProsThe Company truly cares about its people and is focused on growth. Both create an exciting environment with plenty of opportunities for those who care to pursue them.
    -Great Leadership Team
    -Strong brands and quality products in an important market
    -Lots of internal opportunity for advancement
    -Ability to learn and grow
    -Competitive salary (and NO traffic driving to work!)

    ConsThe company is growing which creates a lot of change. This can make some employees uncomfortable, which can make things challenging at times.
    -Commute can take a while depending on where you live

    Advice to Senior Management-Keep up the great work. Company is focused on the right things and really supports its people.

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

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    One of the best employers I've ever worked for.

    Transportation Analyst (Current Employee)
    Ashland City, TN

    ProsIncredible flexability, dedication to training, openness to new opportunities for improvement, employee treatment and recognition, allows for a great work/home balance

    ConsUnresponsive I.T. department, other than that, there are very few things that I can complain about in regards to this company.

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

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    Great place to work, great people, great industry reputation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, great people, great industry reputation

    ConsLarge company with many layers which make it difficult for change

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

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    Awesome employment experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Ashland City, TN

    ProsStrong global market position and growth strategy.
    Integration of Company values into day-to-day decisions.
    Solid leaders who are approachable and competent.
    Employee treatment - Company very much looks out for the interests of its employees.

    ConsLimited career advancement opportunities in certain markets and functional areas.
    Too risk adverse at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Things seem to balance out

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Johnson City, TN

    ProsThe company cares about family.

    ConsPay does not match the industry standard, in other words it is below standard

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the experience and knowledge of the people. Not be bias. Organize the company and its resources correctly.

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    pretty good overall, excellent family business with very good management, except in finance.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    Prosgreat work, great pay and benefits and good work life balance

    Consnot enough women in senior management. Many of the men, particularly in finance have an overly inflated view of their own self worth. Unfounded arrogance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Spy vs. Spy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome great people to work with.

    ConsThe Old Vice President used to bug phones and would have informers everywhere. Makes Wallstreet movie look like Mr. Rogers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove into the modern century.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales drives decision making and brand strategy - focus on international hurts North American business.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros1. Strong market presence with multiple well established brands.
    2. Competitively priced
    3. Plenty of capacity for growth
    4. Strong market presence in developing economies

    Cons1. Sales drives strategy
    2. Brand strategy creates channel conflict
    3. Lack of alignment among senior management
    4. Culture discourages teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation

    Advice to Senior Management1. Be genuine and authentic - set the tone for a culture of cooperation.
    2. Sales cannot manage business strategy or brand management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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