American Water

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Former Employee - Business Development in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Business Development in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at American Water

Pros

Well educated employees and fair/reasonable compensation.

Cons

Others taking credit for your work, limited opportunity for advancement and issues of management trust

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees the same way you want them to treat customers. Develop and follow a written process to better promote work/life balance. Implement and monitor tighter cost controls across all subsidiaries, including both regulated and unregulated companies, particularly for employee travel, dining and entertainment related expenditures. Strickly prohibit the practice of allowing vendor "perks" to extend to family members of any AWK employee.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Keep Out

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    Former Employee - Customer Care AKA the Forgotten Ones in Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Care AKA the Forgotten Ones in Alton, IL

    I worked at American Water

    Pros

    The benefits were great,and it was close to my home at the time.

    Cons

    No chance for advancement, unless you were the chosen few. The same people were the only ones getting promoted.
    It didn't matter how qualified or educated and professional your were. I've seen folks with MBA's get passed up by "others" who barley had GED's. They were in the loop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your back!!!! American Water has been known to promote you right out the door. I've seen it happen twice. Also,they have changed presidents 6 times in 5 years...hint,hint. Not a good sign.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits, Good Pay, Job Security and Growth Potential for a Proven Industry Leader and Publicly traded utility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at American Water

    Pros

    Fantastic Benefits packages, great job security, good advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Company is antiquated in the way it is organized and in technology use and information sharing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in company specific, cross-program relationship database of all assets (people, places, permits, assets, real-time data, GPS information, etc). Invest in future technologies and alternative energies and energy efficiencies (solar, wind, wave, biodiesel, biogas, etc.).

    Recommends
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