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American States Water Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2017

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3.3
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41%
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Robert J. Sprowls
1 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work if you're in the right department."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at American States Water

    Pros

    The compensation is competitive but the friendly, family like feel of the office is the biggest benefit. The employees are taken care of and treated fairly.

    Cons

    Some of the senior management doesn't have a grasp on the magnitude of certain tasks or the frivolousness of other tasks. There is a cycle of reorganization that detaches departments across the state which leads to slow sharing of information.

    Advice to Management

    If one department is going to be centralized, provide staffing equal to staffing before the centralization.

    American States Water2010-08-10
  2. "Micro managed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American States Water full-time

    Pros

    Pay scales are average, and benefits above average.

    Cons

    Slow decision making, risk averse, top down command style executives

    Advice to Management

    Improve decision making process, delegate.

    American States Water2017-04-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Serf like structure with little to no chance of advancement"

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      Former Employee - N/A in San Dimas, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at American States Water

      Pros

      Good benefits and hard working team members

      Cons

      Tremendous expectations from management to deliver great customer service while staying within their ridged, not "customer friendly", guidelines. Slightly politically charged environment with zero to little possibility of advancement outside your initial department. Top heavy organization in which cutbacks are made by shifting more responsibilities elsewhere instead of looking at dissolving one of their many VP positions.

      American States Water2015-11-06
    • Helpful (9)

      "Good place to work, but not much recognition provided for hard chargers"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Dimas, CA
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at American States Water

      Pros

      Good co workers Management that wants to do a good job, but just don't seem to know how to get there Flexible hours if needed Good Benefits

      Cons

      As stated above, senior management doesnt seem to follow a well thought out plan for (1) growing the company (2)growing and developing the employee

      Advice to Management

      The company needs to look deep inside the ranks and identify the future stars. Develop new ideas, and take on more risk.

      American States Water2010-10-14
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