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Ameren Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is awesome and developmental opportunities (in 16 reviews)

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

Cons
  • There are no cons working at Ameren (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, low interest in employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and hours, good pay, not overwhelming

    Cons

    Low interest in developing employees, they talk about safe to say but just lip service, very stifling, management interested in their advancement but not employee

    Advice to Management

    Mean what you say

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    We’re glad you shared this feedback, and encourage you to reach out to your HR partner if you’re not comfortable talking with your supervisor. We’re committed to the development of our co-workers and ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Average place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Career Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Pension, Large variety of areas to work in

    Cons

    No concept of training, too many "organizational announcements" with people being shuffled, unorganized, zero respect for loyalty to the company

    Advice to Management

    INVEST in your people. Train them and pay them accordingly. Disrespecting them by underpaying them is how you lose good people to other companies. Show some form of appreciation for those who are loyal to the company!

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    You’ve no doubt heard this before, but we really are at a time of unprecedented change in our industry. And while that can make it very exciting time to be in the energy business, we know that ... More


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  5. "Training Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ameren full-time

    Pros

    Average Utility Company middling in the middle of the industry.

    Cons

    Corporate bureaucracy, paralyzed by political correctness and afraid of success for fear to hurt someone's feelings.

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    Corporations absolutely face the challenges you mention. We have some of the best co-workers right here at Ameren, and we know that means we’ll continue to be challenged to even higher levels of ... More


  6. "Great Place to work; slow-paced environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great; most people are engaged and in it for the long-haul. We say "Ameren Family" a lot and it's completely true; people care. Currently focused on Innovating for the future. Lots of retirees so room for movement in some departments.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic; many layers; takes a long time to get things approved; strong unions that seem to control management; business units control Sourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees about innovation; keep communicating, don't be afraid to make decisions.

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    Thank you for your feedback, and your commitment to Ameren. We agree, we have a great Ameren family and will continue to seek input from co-workers like you to move our company forward.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Work "favorites""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The absolute only reason to work here would be the benefits

    Cons

    Very caddy environment. A lot of harassment with higher up management. Unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Find someone who is willing to work fairly and not harass certain employees because they aren't your "friends". Someone as high on the chain as you are should know better. Start appreciating all blood,sweat, and tears that people put into their jobs and start doing yours the right way!

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    We appreciate hearing from you. We have policies against harassment of any kind and encourage you to contact us if there’s something you want to report.


  8. "Field Engineering Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineering Representative in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Field Engineering Representative in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job is relatively easy

    Cons

    The compensation is below average in the company

    Advice to Management

    Have less emphasis on customer service more emphasis on training

    Ameren Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Social Community Manager

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We’re committed to co-workers in every department at Ameren. We encourage you to talk with your supervisor about training opportunities, as well as any compensation ... More


  9. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ameren full-time

    Pros

    Great people and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    None to speak of. A great company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on training.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hypocrites and Good ol boys Galore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunset Hills, MO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunset Hills, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits - Healthcare, Dental, Vision, 401K, DC pension, tuition help, safety shoe help, OT

    Cons

    Do as i say, not as I do
    Sexism
    Inconsistent Enforcement of Telecommuting policies

    Advice to Management

    TALK to your employees, act like you care about the job they are doing, and maybe develop them!


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great colleagues, poor management, stifling culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits especially health care

    Cons

    Stifling 1950's style patriach culture

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lose good people or change leadership and culture



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