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"Good Company long time employee"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at American Water full-time

Pros

Balance really enjoyed working here

Cons

Lot of change dealt with it well

Advice to Management

Keep the course

Other Employee Reviews for American Water

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, but ..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Water full-time

    Pros

    The salaries and benefits are comparable, if not slightly superior, to other utility companies that are privately owned. There is a culture that encourages and gives access to further education in the field. The higher-ups in the organization are reachable and encourage feedback even at the lowest levels.

    Cons

    Many programs are instituted before proper beta testing is completed and the effects on the lower workforce is taken into account. While there is talk about adopting best practices within the company, there is often more homogenization of processes without seeing if a new procedure truly can benefit the company more. When there is a structural reorganization that requires sizable layoffs, often too many jobs are cut and the remaining employees are expected to pick up the slack until the company rightsizes again.

    Advice to Management

    When introducing a new system-wide computer program, there needs to be more user documentation made available and more "super-users" to be trained at a district level.


  2. "Not a place to be a minority"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Water full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health care above average, though that is changing

    Executive management may finally be understanding there's problems with the company and middle management.

    Cons

    If you want advancement, you'd better be a WASP male. If you're a minority then you may get hired, but your chances of training and advancement are non existent.

    Chances of your pay increasing above what you hire in at very low - If you get an increase in line with inflation you'll be doing well.

    Corporate policies are largely lip service ignored outside NJ

    Advice to Management

    Middle management will tell you what they think you want to hear. Dont bank the farm on it being true and accurate.

    Accept that there are issues and that they need ti be fixed. Being the only game in town isn't a good reason for mismanagement and apathy.

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