A. O. Smith Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
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  1. This is a solid, long established American manufacturing company

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

    I worked at A. O. Smith

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company values its employees, its integrity, its products and its customers in about that order. All things good up front means happy customers. Long tenure for most all employees.

    Cons

    Can be somewhat limiting on advancement. Scope of work can be somewhat narrow.

    Advice to Management

    Your values and integrity are above standard.


  2. Great Company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland City, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland City, TN

    I have been working at A. O. Smith full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are treated with respect. Priorities are solid: focus on quality products, innovation, and taking care of the customer. Awesome place to work, awesome people.

    Cons

    All good. Employee surveys are conducted and management works to address issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It is easy to be proud of working for A. O. Smith!


  3. AO Smith - Cares about its employees and customers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A. O. Smith

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are good people with solid values and a professional attitude. They seem to genuinely care about their employees and their customers. They have an employee cafeteria, a medical clinic and a gym with a professional trainer, on site. They offer flexible schedules and are considerate of family needs and responsibilities of their employees. You'll find a lot of long time employees still working here.

    Cons

    Pay scale is extremely low. Too much work for not enough pay.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication channels, clear job descriptions and improved policy and procedures within departments.


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  5. Good luck lasting!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ashland City, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ashland City, TN

    I worked at A. O. Smith full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours and friendly people

    Cons

    Good luck lasting If your having trouble you will be let go also supervisors will look for things to fire you over and if you haven't missed anytime make sure you document it because manager will mess with your bank hours so it looks like you were absent. and if your a temp agent your job is on the line even more so they love to find everything wrong with temp agents to

    Advice to Management

    good luck getting these promotions it all depends on who you know


  6. I have worked at AOS for more than 10 years.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Ashland City, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Ashland City, TN

    I have been working at A. O. Smith full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There really aren't any. Awesome employer.


  7. Great place to work, great people, great industry reputation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A. O. Smith full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people, great industry reputation

    Cons

    Large company with many layers which make it difficult for change


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland City, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland City, TN

    I have been working at A. O. Smith full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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!)

    Cons

    The 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 Management

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


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Analyst in Ashland City, TN
    Current Employee - Transportation Analyst in Ashland City, TN

    I have been working at A. O. Smith full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  10. Spy vs. Spy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A. O. Smith full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Move into the modern century.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A. O. Smith full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. 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 Management

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



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