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American States Water Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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American States Water President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Golden State Water Company, Chaparral City Water Company and American States Utility Services Robert J. Sprowls
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  1. Helpful (9)

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

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

    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.


  2. "Micro managed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

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

    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.


  4. Helpful (4)

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

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

    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.