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"Spy vs. Spy"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Some great people to work with.

Cons

The Old Vice President used to bug phones and would have informers everywhere. Makes Wallstreet movie look like Mr. Rogers.

Advice to Management

Move into the modern century.

Other Employee Reviews for A. O. Smith

  1. "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


  2. "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

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