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Ameren Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Ameren Chairman, President and CEO Warner L. Baxter
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Pros
  • Work hours are flexible and the company promotes a work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Very stable company with great benefits (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Way too many layers of Management, Slow to change, Unwilling to take risks or be proactive (in 3 reviews)

  • Very few cons associated with the work environment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great energy company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very stable company with great benefits. Company cares very well about employee safety. Salary is very good and is usually above average for entry levels. Very close community, senior employees always ready to help newer ones who may not be up to speed.

    Cons

    For certain engineering disciplines, it might be a little restricted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, especially your concern about employee safety.

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    Welcome to our team, and thank you for taking the time to let us know how it’s going. As you mentioned, we’re a pretty close-knit community and co-workers throughout the company are invested in your ... More


  2. "Stable company with genuine co-workers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ameren is a solid and reputable employer in the St. Louis area. My co-workers are very genuine, kind people who have come to feel like family. The salary and benefits package is very strong. I feel very appreciated for my work and feel that I am able to strike a good work/life balance. I get to do the type of work I enjoy and feel that I make a positive contribution to the company.

    Cons

    This is a large company and so change can come slowly.That can be frustrating when you have a great idea but have to work so incredibly hard to keep it moving forward. Ameren is working on instilling an Innovation culture, but that takes time with a company this large. There are pretty clear career paths for technical fields (e.g. engineer -> senior engineer) but in the office-worker jobs, there is no clear path to move forward unless your boss moves on or retires. Everything is very beige here at headquarters, although newer facilities are built with a more modern workspace.

    Advice to Management

    Structure some career paths for non-technical fields to mirror what we see in our previous industries (e.g. having a "senior" level title that you can aspire to, without leaving your current job). Keep working on the innovation culture, but focus equally on empowerment ("you personally are empowered to make this decision").

    Ameren Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback. We agree, Ameren is a pretty great place to work, and we’re so glad you’re part of the family! As you mentioned, we’re working to instill ... More


  3. "Ameren Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fairly stable, increased dependence on regulated business in recent years.

    Cons

    Pretty severe budgetary austerity program in place for the past few years.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefit package, 401K to 6percent and free pension money. 15 days paid vacation starting !

    Cons

    the company or department can be very slow sometime,

    Advice to Management

    making the working enviroment more lively maybe to have more socializing at work type of thing

    Ameren Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    We’re glad you’ve chosen Ameren to apply your engineering expertise. The culture of any large company can definitely vary a bit by location and department. We do have some great employee resource ... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ameren has been a great place to work at."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering and Construction Suoervisor in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Engineering and Construction Suoervisor in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work hours are flexible and the company promotes a work life balance. There is plenty of opportunity to move around the company and gain experience.

    Cons

    The company lacks in training their employees. It is a sink or swim environment. Design standards are also lacking innovation, there is a strong mentality of this is how it has always been done.

    Ameren Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the job-seeking community. We’re so glad you’ve been able to grow your career with us. We’re committed to helping all of our co-workers develop their careers ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucracy inhibits positive change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Clerk in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameren full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Consistency, salary, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    room for growth, ability to change and adapt

    Ameren Response

    Mar 15, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    We’re pleased to be able to provide the benefits you mentioned for our co-workers. We’re also working to become more agile and create opportunities for growth, so we appreciate your feedback and will ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Among the best you'll find in St. Louis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ameren cares about it's employees and is always evaluating how to evolve with our changing needs. Benefits are better than any I've had elsewhere and advancement opportunities are available if you're willing to step up.

    Cons

    Pace of change can be frustrating. Ameren likes everything to be done by consensus. This involves a lot of meetings, and a lot of people, in turn leading to a lot of time before anything really gets decided and done.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to move a little faster and empower people to make decisions. Change doesn't need to stay in the idea phase for long.

    Ameren Response

    Feb 14, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We agree that Ameren is a pretty great place to work. Like all companies, we recognize there’s room to improve, and encouraging innovation and ... More


  8. "Associate Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameren (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and work environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re so glad you’re enjoying your work environment. And we agree, the benefits are pretty great, too.


  9. "Energy Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, people relationships are highly valued, strong senior leadership team

    Cons

    Some very tenured leaders who are stuck in the past vs. leading toward the future, business segments working in silos

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    As an HR co-worker, we know you have a front row seat to our culture’s strengths and opportunities, and we appreciate that you’re sharing your opinions with us and the job search community. With ... More


  10. "estimator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Estimator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time

    Pros

    good working hours and independent work

    Cons

    can get overwhelming at busy times

    Advice to Management

    hire people in advance of need. it takes years to perfect skills

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    We appreciate hearing from you, and your positive outlook. We recognize that when workloads increase, it can feel overwhelming. It sounds like you do value independent work, and may have some ... More


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