American Water

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Nice co-workers but horrible place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Water

Pros

The building was nice and so were the co-workers. There was ample, free parking available to employees. They ensured access to decent beverages. There was also a very nice healthy solutions program.

Cons

Everything else was horrid: Old, outdated computers. Poor employee communication. The benefits were very expensive and not very good. The work hours were long (8-5). Management was very condescending and secretive. Policies were not implemented uniformly to all employees across the board. In general, not a very good place to grow one's career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Transparency in communications would be highly recommended. There are managers who clearly have had zero management training and should not supervise others until training has been completed. Implement more opportunities for work-life balance.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great people, slow pace.

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer

    I have been working at American Water

    Pros

    Great People, Great Benefits. The 401k is to die for.

    Cons

    Nothing moves fast. The change management is way over kill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline change management. You are wasting money.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A good regulated environment with heavy internal regulatory hurdles and a low tolerance for risk

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Water

    Pros

    Predictability and stability are offered on the regulated side. The leadership at the military and homeowner services business units are excellent in the market based side of the company

    Cons

    Lots of rate increases, questionable practices and decisions by business unit leaders? The CEO is strong but he needs to replace many of the direct reports and their direct reports with a proven track record of double digit revenue growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO can clean house and hire leaders with more experience. There are too many internal promotions and too many regulated people working in the market based business. Entrepreneurs should be coming into the market based business and increasing revenue.

    Approves of CEO
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