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

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at A. O. Smith full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. This is a solid, long established American manufacturing company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A. O. Smith

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company values its employees, its integrity, its products and its customers in about that order. All things good up front means happy customers. Long tenure for most all employees.

    Cons

    Can be somewhat limiting on advancement. Scope of work can be somewhat narrow.

    Advice to Management

    Your values and integrity are above standard.

  2. Great Company!

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    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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