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Don't Trust Your Career Here

Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

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

ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

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

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

    Field Engineering Representative (Former Employee)

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


    Pros: Good pay in some areas for work performed. Benefits are better than many newer… Cons: Where to begin? It would be hard to imagine how a company management could drive employee morale much father down. Since Ameren swallowed… Advice to Senior Management: Change the culture 180 degrees. Stop the "bad news gets buried". Eliminate layers and layers of bureaucrats. Require managers to directly ask… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Applications Development Specialist (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

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


    Pros: Medical benefits are good. Company location is okay. Free parking. Company… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of the dead wood. Both union and non-union employees, it's overdue to do some housecleaning and cut the dead… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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