Ameren Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent hand on eperience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Intern in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Communications Intern in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Ameren as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great upper and middle management. Very personal for being such a large company, very impressed they remembered the interns name on a first name basis. treated well, pay is amazing for being in college, one on one job training, very personal staff, work with a small group, given responsiblities to manage, very trusting, fun place to learn, exciting places to work at such as power plants and special events throughout Saint Louis.

    Cons

    Nothing really, wish there were more college aged students in the department to relate with. Most of the people working in the communications department have been there a while and are in their 30's-40's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Do everything you can to make people feel included!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management
    Work life balance
    Work enviroment

    Cons

    Room for advancement
    Employee wellness
    Nothing other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice people. If you want a creative or energetic environment, look elsewhere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Ameren full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable jobs, nice people at the mid to lower levels.

    Cons

    Senior management controlling and elitist. Company is very level conscious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of the box and be real thought leaders. It's the only way you will ever become an industry leading IOU.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very friendly people with a lax work schedule. In the grand scheme of things, the pay is competitive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer Intern in Decatur, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer Intern in Decatur, IL (US)

    I worked at Ameren as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people
    Lax work schedule
    Awesome work/life balance
    No issues concerning the possibliity of getting laid off (hence 'utility company')

    Cons

    Too Lax of work schedule at times
    Not as upbeat to suit a young worker (of course, depending on your personality)
    The Midwest isn't the most exciting region of the U.S

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded as possible of other's concerns and suggestions. This way, everyone feels respected and driven to utilize their pride on the job…but of course that's with every company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    CSR

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cus in Decatur, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Cus in Decatur, IL (US)

    I worked at Ameren (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    compensation, benefits, hours, overtime, union

    Cons

    office culture, management, performance review, guidelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit treating employees like grade schoolers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was great at the beginning, but as I got older and made more money it really went down hill fast.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They offer great benefits, a 401k and a pension.

    Cons

    They don't value people of experience, they prefer younger employees who they can pressure into a constant "value added" tenure. Always have to prove your worth, you are only as good as last month, and if they don't have future plans for you then you are made out to be stupid and worthless....old. The few that made it into upper positions are set, but those who haven't are devalued and shoved out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach, you spent so much money on Project Unfreeze and don't live by it's principles. You need to realize everyone's strengths and utilize them, don't try and shove them into the same mold as everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    engineering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good company great benefits. i would recommend it for sure.

    Cons

    i just started i don't know much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company, better people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ameren is a great place to work, not only for the very competitive salary and benefits, but because it is full of enjoyable personalities to work with. In my first year at Ameren I haven't found a single unpleasant person.

    Cons

    I think the only real con of Ameren is that it is very deeply seeded in Seniority. It doesn't feel like I will be abe to move up as fast as I would like based on just merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company structure is very hierarchical, and I feel like a more flat structure would allow ambitious, and skilled employees to climb ranks faster, and provide their immense value more effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    management sucks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telephone Customer Service in Jefferson City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Telephone Customer Service in Jefferson City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Ameren full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    they pay you a ton of money for doing nothing

    Cons

    the rules change from day to day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    does no good to offer management advice, they are smarter than everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Pay, but stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Ameren full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company Values, Co-workers, Salary, Benefits, leadership changes have made it a better more diverse and fair, place to work...enjoyed helping customers understand the company and their services. perks all the time, awesome work environment. parties food days...etc

    Cons

    Work-Life balance, with forced Overtime, was hard to plan for family, social, or other events outside of normal work hours. There is very little room for promotion, you may get opportunities to be apart different team or aspects of customer service but upward mobility is very competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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