Ameren Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
38 Reviews
2.9
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice people. If you want a creative or energetic environment, look elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable jobs, nice people at the mid to lower levels.

    Cons

    Senior management controlling and elitist. Company is very level conscious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of the box and be real thought leaders. It's the only way you will ever become an industry leading IOU.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very friendly people with a lax work schedule. In the grand scheme of things, the pay is competitive.

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    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer Intern  in  Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer Intern in Decatur, IL

    I worked at Ameren as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly people
    Lax work schedule
    Awesome work/life balance
    No issues concerning the possibliity of getting laid off (hence 'utility company')

    Cons

    Too Lax of work schedule at times
    Not as upbeat to suit a young worker (of course, depending on your personality)
    The Midwest isn't the most exciting region of the U.S

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded as possible of other's concerns and suggestions. This way, everyone feels respected and driven to utilize their pride on the job…but of course that's with every company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    CSR

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    Former Employee - Cus  in  Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Cus in Decatur, IL

    I worked at Ameren for more than 5 years

    Pros

    compensation, benefits, hours, overtime, union

    Cons

    office culture, management, performance review, guidelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit treating employees like grade schoolers

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

    Was great at the beginning, but as I got older and made more money it really went down hill fast.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They offer great benefits, a 401k and a pension.

    Cons

    They don't value people of experience, they prefer younger employees who they can pressure into a constant "value added" tenure. Always have to prove your worth, you are only as good as last month, and if they don't have future plans for you then you are made out to be stupid and worthless....old. The few that made it into upper positions are set, but those who haven't are devalued and shoved out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach, you spent so much money on Project Unfreeze and don't live by it's principles. You need to realize everyone's strengths and utilize them, don't try and shove them into the same mold as everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    engineering

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good company great benefits. i would recommend it for sure.

    Cons

    i just started i don't know much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, better people

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ameren is a great place to work, not only for the very competitive salary and benefits, but because it is full of enjoyable personalities to work with. In my first year at Ameren I haven't found a single unpleasant person.

    Cons

    I think the only real con of Ameren is that it is very deeply seeded in Seniority. It doesn't feel like I will be abe to move up as fast as I would like based on just merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company structure is very hierarchical, and I feel like a more flat structure would allow ambitious, and skilled employees to climb ranks faster, and provide their immense value more effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    management sucks

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    Current Employee - Telephone Customer Service  in  Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Telephone Customer Service in Jefferson City, MO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    they pay you a ton of money for doing nothing

    Cons

    the rules change from day to day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    does no good to offer management advice, they are smarter than everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Pay, but stressful

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Ameren full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company Values, Co-workers, Salary, Benefits, leadership changes have made it a better more diverse and fair, place to work...enjoyed helping customers understand the company and their services. perks all the time, awesome work environment. parties food days...etc

    Cons

    Work-Life balance, with forced Overtime, was hard to plan for family, social, or other events outside of normal work hours. There is very little room for promotion, you may get opportunities to be apart different team or aspects of customer service but upward mobility is very competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company but far from being an Industry Leader.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good health benefits, compensation was good. Work life balance was great.

    Cons

    Way too many layers of Management, Slow to change, Unwilling to take risks or be proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a definite lack of willingness on the part of upper management to actually "manage" the business. Operating like an old utility will only get you so far. Too many times have I watched opportunities roll past due to indecision. To make matters worse there is no accountability for those bad decisions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Human Resources filled with managers with no bench strength.

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation and pension are excellent. I would recommend to a friend based on compensation and benefits only. Wasn't enough for me to stay.

    Cons

    Management in HR more concerned with their "titles" than what they produce. Inconsistent hiring practices. The on-boarding processes are unprofessional -- no one can answer questions related to benefits or other employee perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slim down the layers of management. Also, get industry leaders in HR that know fair hiring and will model it. Modernize hiring and interview techniques. Hire more support staff!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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