American Water Works Association
2.2 of 5 4 reviews
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David B. Preston


50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, Work Enviornment, Employee Appreciations Programs, Training, Work-life Balance

    ConsToo many last minute schedule changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Run Don't Walk

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsWork-Life Balance
    Mission of public health
    Beautiful view from building
    Depending on Director, not much is required of employees
    Environment of empowerment
    Lots of free food

    ConsSenior management team does not work well together - alot of in-fighting, no trust
    Poor leadership - Executive Director left 6 months ago and has not been replaced
    Existing leadership has been there so long, some their entire careers, that they don't have a grasp of best practices or how the rest of the world may operate. Couple that with resistance to change.
    Key decisions made by the volunteer Board that may have hidden agendas
    Their financial situation has dramatically declined and there are no plans to turn it around (ie, they are waiting for economy to improve.)
    Job performance is ignored. Until recently, performance reviews were not conducted. All employees receive the same % increase, regardless of performance.
    HR department is ineffective more than most
    Talent tends to leave after a couple years; those who are left are either afraid to look for another job or so complacent they just don't care anymore.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPresident of Board should be extended to 2-3 years vs 1. That way, they live through the decisions they make.
    To the Board - yeah, some of the employees have been there a long time, but are they the right group to turn that ship around?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Old school, out of date philosophy about how to treat employees and I've never been more unhappy.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlex Fridays are cool but sometimes don't seem worth it.

    ConsOld school, out of date philosophy about how to treat employees and I've never been more unhappy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart listen to what the employees are saying instead of forming teams to pass out candy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmerican Water has a non-hectic environment.

    ConsThe benefits are below average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more substantial work to subordinates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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