A. O. Smith Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Great place to work, great people, great industry reputation

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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

    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
  3.  

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

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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 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
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  5.  

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

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    • 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
  6.  

    Spy vs. Spy

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things seem to balance out

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome employment experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Strong 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at A. O. Smith

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not enough women in senior management. Many of the men, particularly in finance have an overly inflated view of their own self worth. Unfounded arrogance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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