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"Walk the Talk"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Business Development in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Business Development in Philadelphia, PA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Well educated employees and fair/reasonable compensation.

Cons

Others taking credit for your work, limited opportunity for advancement and issues of management trust

Advice to Management

Treat employees the same way you want them to treat customers. Develop and follow a written process to better promote work/life balance. Implement and monitor tighter cost controls across all subsidiaries, including both regulated and unregulated companies, particularly for employee travel, dining and entertainment related expenditures. Strickly prohibit the practice of allowing vendor "perks" to extend to family members of any AWK employee.

Other Employee Reviews for American Water

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits, Good Pay, Job Security and Growth Potential for a Proven Industry Leader and Publicly traded utility"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic Benefits packages, great job security, good advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Company is antiquated in the way it is organized and in technology use and information sharing

    Advice to Management

    Invest in company specific, cross-program relationship database of all assets (people, places, permits, assets, real-time data, GPS information, etc). Invest in future technologies and alternative energies and energy efficiencies (solar, wind, wave, biodiesel, biogas, etc.).


  2. Helpful (3)

    "For the most part I liked the job, but not management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities. Education repayment plans. good pension, good training. Great opportunities with working in other DC's job shadowing potential roles that you may be interested in. Great Mentoring programs.

    Cons

    The management at the job wasn't really appealing. Everyone seemed to be out for themselves it wasn't really a team orientated job. A typical day at work we had a meeting at the beginning of the schedule. We went and got our equipment and we began to work .

    Advice to Management

    New owners took over and management leaves a lot to be desired. New managers have wrongfully fired operators as well as supervisors. They play favorites and rules are not equally enforced among all operators. You have to constantly watch your back, and the hard workers get rewarded with more work while the slackers continue to slack.

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