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"Little to no challenge and not much to be learned"

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Former Intern - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
Former Intern - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Ameren as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Pay was satisfactory for an internship, interesting to visit the power plants and facilities across the state

Cons

Work was tedious and not challenging, contributions did not seem to be fully appreciated, supervisors often failed to listen to suggestions, co-workers are constantly avoiding work by socializing

Advice to Management

Just because you run a government sanctioned monopoly doesn't mean that you should allow employees to slack off so much

Other Employee Reviews for Ameren

  1. "Good IT Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ameren full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work groups
    Benefits are good
    PMO is structured
    40 Hr weeks
    Pay is decent

    Cons

    Hard to get promotions
    Union workers get OT vs. Management IT workers


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Trust Your Career Here"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A regulated utility is a monopoly and people love their product.

    Cons

    As I write this some good people that I know are losing their jobs. Ameren's foray into the deregulated merchant electric business is ending badly. I'm sure the board members and senior management people that decided to make Ameren the next Enron or Calpine about 15 years ago aren't being hurt by their bad decisions, but many people poured many hours of effort into a lost cause. The ex-CEO once called their merchant generating affiliate the "growth engine of Ameren". Well thanks a lot for letting me put my career into a mis-managed mess that was a waste of time. Ameren is "selling" their deregulated generating business to Dynegy and the Dynegy folks don't need too many of the Ameren people. Now I find myself wishing I never worked there because it's always better to be part of a success than a failure. Avoid this company like the plague, you will be sorry if you put your life's work into this organization, I am.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting relatives and people married to relatives. Your stock value won't go up while nepotism is the defining element in promotions to senior management.

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