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"Sales drives decision making and brand strategy - focus on international hurts North American business."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

1. Strong market presence with multiple well established brands.
2. Competitively priced
3. Plenty of capacity for growth
4. Strong market presence in developing economies

Cons

1. Sales drives strategy
2. Brand strategy creates channel conflict
3. Lack of alignment among senior management
4. Culture discourages teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation

Advice to Management

1. Be genuine and authentic - set the tone for a culture of cooperation.
2. Sales cannot manage business strategy or brand management

Other Employee Reviews for A. O. Smith

  1. "natural"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company is growing fast with some good positions

    Cons

    limited production line and less brand reputation


  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Ashland City, TN
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Ashland City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A. O. Smith full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. The working conditions compared to other industrial areas are far better.

    Cons

    When it comes to some positions, in regards to pay, the company needs to look a little harder at how they pay certain positions.

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