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Good work/life balance, but not challenging enough

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

I worked at Ameren

Pros

Good work/life balance, it was not uncommon to see fellow coworkers arriving at 7AM and leaving at 3PM each day. Most people in the company are nice and easy to get along with. Good benefits and a decent match on the 401k. Compensation was good for the amount of work required.

Cons

For those trying to challenge themselves, Ameren might not be the best place to work. There are very few projects, which is partially a function of the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" mentality that is common among utilities. There is simply no urgency to improve processes or look for efficiencies. Along those lines, there is very little room for creative thinking. Workers are expected to do what they are told and nothing else. Promotions are usually based on seniority rather than merit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Be more transparent -- "regular" employees don't really know what management is trying to accomplish
- Be more open to new ideas -- the company is conservative, but that doesn't mean it should be closed to new ideas

No opinion of CEO

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    Good Steady Company. Struggling with too much Coal

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

    I worked at Ameren

    Pros

    Amazing Work Ethics. Senior Management to look upto

    Cons

    Very Slow Culture. Need to be self motivated to keep going. Very slow coordination between various groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way

    Approves of CEO
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    Too little, to late.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ameren

    Pros

    Pay is good for the area.

    Cons

    Slow to change direction. Doesn't understand customers or changing expectations of the customer for product delivery. Ineptness at addressing relationships with regulators and governmental bodies has resulted in deterioration of profit margins and degraded financial ratings. Company's mis-handling of transition to market based rates in Illinois was a major disaster that may be downfall of whole company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unload the coal, embrace environmentally sound technologies for generation of power. Hiring a pretty face (Karen Foss) for PR will not cover up the previous poor decisions that have been made nor regain the customer's trust and respect.

    Disapproves of CEO
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