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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 a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

Move into the modern century.

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

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