A. O. Smith

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A. O. Smith Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
12 Reviews
3.6
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    AO Smith - Cares about its employees and customers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A. O. Smith

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good luck lasting!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I have worked at AOS for more than 10 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There really aren't any. Awesome employer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work, great people, great industry reputation

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

    I worked at A. O. Smith full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people, great industry reputation

    Cons

    Large company with many layers which make it difficult for change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Spy vs. Spy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Move into the modern century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A. O. Smith full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things seem to balance out

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at A. O. Smith

    Pros

    The company cares about family.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the experience and knowledge of the people. Not be bias. Organize the company and its resources correctly.

    No opinion of CEO

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