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American Water Reviews

Updated 3 Apr 2020

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2.7
53%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
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American Water CEO Susan Story
Susan Story
140 Ratings
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  • "There is a temporary negative related to so much work to do that existing employees must control themselves to maintain a healthy work/life balance(in 19 reviews)

  • "Terrible management, especially upper management(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "No new tech, lot of org changes"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy and peesy, No technical manager.

    Cons

    Lot of politics inside.

    American Water2020-04-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Whirlpool"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Water full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits at american water

    Cons

    There is a lot of corporate run around at the company.

    American Water2020-03-04
  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - General Maintenance Worker in West Point, NY

    I worked at American Water full-time

    Pros

    Good people and great management

    Cons

    There is not any cons

    American Water2020-03-28
  4. "So So"

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Water full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent Pay and benefits overall

    Cons

    Poor management and nobody takes accountability

    American Water2020-02-21
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Good company that has pockets of very toxic work environments"

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    Current Employee - Director in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Water full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Numerous opportunities, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Struggle with work life balance, it’s an old boys network in middle management, a lot of decisions are based on who you know or are aligned with.

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    American Water2020-01-20
  6. "Current Employee: I have been working at American Water full-time for more than a year"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer 

    I have been working at American Water full-time

    Pros

    Ok pay, beautiful campus, nice cafeteria, great benefit options.

    Cons

    Not as easy to move up in the company with experience as I had originally thought.

    American Water2020-01-21
  7. "Good Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Water full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flex schedule. Promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Some departments understaffed. Requires a lot of work outside normal hours.

    American Water2020-01-06
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Water full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Health Benefits

    Cons

    Reorgs Reorgs Mgmt heavy No clear direction Old tech

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    American Water2019-12-12
  9. "Accounts payable"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Water full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Warm & inviting environment. Everyone is pleasant

    Cons

    There aren’t any at this time

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    American Water2019-11-05
  10. Helpful (9)

    "You can do better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Water full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits, but no better then most other companies.

    Cons

    Most jobs are outsourced and there is a big push to get rid of the unions. Bullying and Discrimination happens on a daily basis and most people in the corporate office don’t meet the minimal qualifications for the jobs they were hired to do. Turnover of qualified long term employees is high, and new hires are leaving even faster. This is not a place for professionals, there is no opportunity for development or growth. If you are looking for a professional organization that will value your skills and experience and where you can make a lasting impact, I recommend looking elsewhere.

    American Water2019-12-04
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