Ameren

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Ameren Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
44 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK but no growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ameren full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay is good

    Cons

    Zero opps for growth-no advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable, Slow Paced, Nice work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Satbility, Work Life Balance, good retirement benefits

    Cons

    Slow Pace, few growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide greater growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good IT Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work groups
    Benefits are good
    PMO is structured
    40 Hr weeks
    Pay is decent

    Cons

    Hard to get promotions
    Union workers get OT vs. Management IT workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Little to no challenge and not much to be learned

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ameren as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was satisfactory for an internship, interesting to visit the power plants and facilities across the state

    Cons

    Work was tedious and not challenging, contributions did not seem to be fully appreciated, supervisors often failed to listen to suggestions, co-workers are constantly avoiding work by socializing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you run a government sanctioned monopoly doesn't mean that you should allow employees to slack off so much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't Trust Your Career Here

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A regulated utility is a monopoly and people love their product.

    Cons

    As I write this some good people that I know are losing their jobs. Ameren's foray into the deregulated merchant electric business is ending badly. I'm sure the board members and senior management people that decided to make Ameren the next Enron or Calpine about 15 years ago aren't being hurt by their bad decisions, but many people poured many hours of effort into a lost cause. The ex-CEO once called their merchant generating affiliate the "growth engine of Ameren". Well thanks a lot for letting me put my career into a mis-managed mess that was a waste of time. Ameren is "selling" their deregulated generating business to Dynegy and the Dynegy folks don't need too many of the Ameren people. Now I find myself wishing I never worked there because it's always better to be part of a success than a failure. Avoid this company like the plague, you will be sorry if you put your life's work into this organization, I am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting relatives and people married to relatives. Your stock value won't go up while nepotism is the defining element in promotions to senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    If VP is your buddy and you enjoy bureaucratic top-down only management, this is the place for you!

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    Former Employee - Field Engineering Representative
    Former Employee - Field Engineering Representative

    I worked at Ameren full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay in some areas for work performed. Benefits are better than many newer companies but are under pressure. Many types of jobs are available all over state.

    Cons

    Where to begin? It would be hard to imagine how a company management could drive employee morale much father down. Since Ameren swallowed up the moderately well run utility company I worked for in Illinois, it has been one bad decision after another. Annual employee surveys consistently give horrible ratings to upper management year after year yet no changes. Need new board & management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture 180 degrees. Stop the "bad news gets buried". Eliminate layers and layers of bureaucrats. Require managers to directly ask first line employees what would help them be more efficient Get rid of stone-age software that actually slows down work. Fire the top half of the management if necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for career focused or forward thinking leaders

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

    I worked at Ameren full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the more stable employers in the St. Louis area

    Cons

    Leadership likes to talk about being innovative, but new or innovative ideas are often crushed under the culture of "We've always done it this way."

    Too often management does not look for cost effective ways to manage the company which leads to the constant requests for rate increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to ask what the leadership can do to make the company more viable and increase the value to shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work for moving up, improvements in job positions, and supportive in educational opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Settlement Specialist
    Current Employee - Settlement Specialist

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and lifetime of opportunities for self-improvement in the business world.

    Cons

    Some bad/poor levels of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on top of what is happening within your department

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Application Development Specialist

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Applications Development Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits are good. Company location is okay. Free parking.
    Company 401K(but others are just as good and better too)

    Cons

    I agree with others. Get experience and get out. The company wants to look good, (thats what they got Karen Foss to try to do and fix) but the company isn't fooling anyone.
    The work IS 24X7X365. l would not recommend if you have a family; it is a stepping stone to another position elsewhere. No pay raises. The company can talk about integrity, respect and stewardship in the value; but as the saying goes; "do as i say not as i do."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead wood. Both union and non-union employees, it's overdue to do some housecleaning and cut the dead wood headcount. Many "paycheck collectors" and this needs to stop. I mean some departments have 24 people doing what 3 people do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good temporary job

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    Current Employee - Co-op Gas Engineering in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Co-op Gas Engineering in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at Ameren as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for the area. Co-op/interns are given a lot of freedom

    Cons

    Co-op/interns aren't always kept busy, I find myself constantly asking for more work. Some of the work is very tedious and boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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