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"Nice co-workers but horrible place to work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The building was nice and so were the co-workers. There was ample, free parking available to employees. They ensured access to decent beverages. There was also a very nice healthy solutions program.

Cons

Everything else was horrid: Old, outdated computers. Poor employee communication. The benefits were very expensive and not very good. The work hours were long (8-5). Management was very condescending and secretive. Policies were not implemented uniformly to all employees across the board. In general, not a very good place to grow one's career.

Advice to Management

Transparency in communications would be highly recommended. There are managers who clearly have had zero management training and should not supervise others until training has been completed. Implement more opportunities for work-life balance.

Other Employee Reviews for American Water

  1. "Great people, slow pace."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Great Benefits. The 401k is to die for.

    Cons

    Nothing moves fast. The change management is way over kill.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline change management. You are wasting money.


  2. "American Water is innovative in obtaining government contracts with military facilities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst (Consulting)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst (Consulting)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent across the board communication as to where the company is headed.
    Great moral within the organization
    Always looking for ways to improve a process
    Conscientious to employees needs outside of work

    Cons

    Most employees are contract.
    Never know when a contract will be over

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