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"Some Good Leaders Some Poor Leaders"

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Former Employee - Director in O'Fallon, MO
Former Employee - Director in O'Fallon, MO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Usually most of the peers are nice and friendly and base compensation is fair. Not much advancement opportunities, flat organization.

Cons

Bonuses and politics suck, like most places. Feels like High School in that some people are snakes and try and get ahead, it works for some. Direction is not clear and consistent to the day-to-day managers

Advice to Management

Clean house! Get some turnover and bring in fresh blood each year (external hires). The world is advancing much faster than AW and you need to branch out beyond public utilities.

Other Employee Reviews for American Water

  1. Helpful (3)

    "This Place Caused Me Years of Anxiety"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Nice Work Area
    Reasonable Pay
    PTO
    Close To Home

    Cons

    Horrible Performance Appraisal Proccess
    Favoritism
    Constant Reorganization
    Not Sympathetic To The Fact You Are A Person and Have a Family

    I advanced in the company very quickly, when I became one of the higher paid team supervisors management used this against me telling me I was paid too much and needed to work harder. The constant reorganization of the company had me sick every day with fear that I would be booted out. Management uses HR as a scare tactic, honestly I have never trusted another HR person since working here. Due to reorg management changes all the time and the real focus (the customer) is lost. Save your sanity and don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Quit scaring employees with reorgs and HR. Quit promoting the wrong people based on hearsay from managers. You have lost many many good supervisors just because they "pissed off a manager". Management by fear won't retain your good employees


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    "Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Water (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good employees most truly care despite adverse relationship most employees will welcome you and help you when possible but time is of the essence

    Cons

    Horrible treatment of employees .Illegally stole employee health care and that is just one of the many soulless moves that make it hard .

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees point of view


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