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A. O. Smith Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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  1. "INNOVATION HAS A NAME A.O.SMITH"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Designer in Johnson City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A. O. Smith full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company with its headquarter and several locations in USA and overseas !
    Leader in consumer goods Residential Premium Signature LOWES Water Heaters.

    Cons

    Not Applicable, the Company has a High Standard Culture and Professional Values and Outstanding Customer Service and Product Excelence !

    Advice to Management

    Recomend Great Work Ethics and Company Values in all A.O.SMITH facilities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at A. O. Smith full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -compensation in top 30% locally
    -beautiful office/work environment
    -great location, free covered parking
    -technology is up to date, e.g. iPhones issued, iPads, etc

    Cons

    -women are not promoted...NO C-LEVEL women exist, 13,00+ employees and only one woman in the level below C-Suite
    -C-Suite focused on self, poor managers of people
    -some departments have high levels of turnover
    -women engineers not promoted
    -lack of ethnic diversity, mangers all look like cousins
    lots of "values" talk but no paid sick time for hourly workers...what sort of value is that?

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to exit interviews

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland City, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to grow if you have the right degree or background

    Cons

    Lack of communication to employees. Promotes people without degrees to higher positions, and those with degrees get stuck in a rut.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to employees, especially long term employees. Find a way to raise the pay of those, who have been in positions for a while, and have done a good job in those positions.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "AVOID.........Run fast...run far.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in McBee, SC
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in McBee, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at A. O. Smith full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary above average....not worth it, money isn't everything. I would take a cut to get out of here.

    Cons

    Incoherent management...several conflicting answers to same questions..."it depends on who you ask" communication is non-existent, silo mentality. Most people treated like cattle. (except the "chosen few" Improvement suggestions/deas summarily discounted

    Advice to Management

    Clean house...middle and upper mgmt needs to be fully re-tooled..complacency and apathy abound. What was good enough then is good enough now


  5. "Ok Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Electrician in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Electrician in Duluth, GA

    I worked at A. O. Smith (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A Good Job to work for

    Cons

    NO Overtime Is What you have to deal with


  6. "assembly line"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Ashland City, TN
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Ashland City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at A. O. Smith full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it has great benefits and have pretty good discounts for employees to do family things with.

    Cons

    they hire to many people and then lay them off when work is slow.

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring so many people at one time and then when business gets slow, lay a bunch of people off.


  7. "Factory Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Factory Worker in Ashland City, TN
    Current Employee - Factory Worker in Ashland City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    its ok place to work

    Cons

    long hrs early start times when orders are up

    Advice to Management

    not sure what to put here

  8. "HR Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love it. It is a good company to work for

    Cons

    Not so much Not so much

    Advice to Management

    Work


  9. "Hotwater or Not?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at A. O. Smith full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Global Company with a central presence.

    Cons

    Small customer base makes the company venerable market changes and engineering mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Consider developing a more progressive management style and culture to meet the changing workforce.


  10. "AO Smith"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A. O. Smith full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very good place to work and build professional relationships. Has a good relationship with their customer base and builds on it constantly.

    Cons

    Can at times miss seeing the big picture of things through complacency. And should utilize their expertise of the shop floor employees more.


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