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Not a place to be a minority

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Water full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Health care above average, though that is changing

Executive management may finally be understanding there's problems with the company and middle management.

Cons

If you want advancement, you'd better be a WASP male. If you're a minority then you may get hired, but your chances of training and advancement are non existent.

Chances of your pay increasing above what you hire in at very low - If you get an increase in line with inflation you'll be doing well.

Corporate policies are largely lip service ignored outside NJ

Advice to Management

Middle management will tell you what they think you want to hear. Dont bank the farm on it being true and accurate.

Accept that there are issues and that they need ti be fixed. Being the only game in town isn't a good reason for mismanagement and apathy.

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  1. Great Company to work for, but reorganizes too much

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Water

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Culture, Career Opportunity if willing to relocate (often)

    Cons

    Stress, job security, disconnect between corporate leadership and state leadership

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should engage employee's in discussions about how best meet business needs. Most decisions are made by executive leadership and then handed down.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Only focus is money

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Water full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Competent, experienced rank and file employees who have excellent work ethic

    Cons

    Sad environment since so many reorganizations. When I first came to the company, the customer's needs were a priority and a part of every conversation. Now, you hardly ever hear about feedback from customers. Problems were discussed openly. Now, the only topic allowed for discussion is operating efficiently. This approach doesn't balance other important factors of a good work environment such as safety, employee-supervisor relationships, sustainability and growth and career paths for employees. There is no structured plan for training people and opportunities for women seem limited.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just focus on the shareholder. Customers and employees will suffer.
    Break down glass ceiling for women.


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