Desktop Support Technician (Former Employee) – Ashland City, TN – June 19, 2018
Was not greatest place to work. My desk was a table in a hallway that contributed to the stress of my joints and helped to hasted my arthritis. Management does not understand the nature of IT and how work flows.
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) – Boone County, KY – June 5, 2018
Protective Coatings in is a dirty, hot, safe place to work. Workload not too bad. Work/ life balance can suffer for those working in processing. Pay is average. Usually hire from base of temporary employees.
Former employee (Former Employee) – Ashland City, TN – April 21, 2018
Alot of playing on the lines lead on line one nights create end plays alot. I think his last name is williams you have the safety lady nora taking pictures while line is running safty issue. The coordinator andrea is playing with the workers her phone is always out and its not being work related down in tank end the assembly manger was in jail for spouse abuse. I think his name is joe. Employees are scared of joe
SR Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – April 13, 2018
Great team less the Plant Manager (no longer there) who drove off all of the staff at the two locations he controlled. Plenty of new equipment and support from upper management. I loved working for AO.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Johnson City, TN – March 28, 2018
The culture and moral in the engineering lab was greatly affected by the poor management team. No one trusted anyone, there was no room for advancement. Project management was handled poorly as well as time management. Overall a very stressful and hostile environment.
Machinist (Former Employee) – Cookeville, TN – March 26, 2018
Management clueless.100k a yr for group leaders to be stupid at their job. Employee get 9.50-14.00 an hour. I actually hated getting up and going to work. Rules for employees differ from the gods of management.
Controls Technician (Current Employee) – Ashland City, TN – March 19, 2018
Work day : Usually have multiple projects going on at the same time. Learned : PLC knowledge has increased along with the projects. Management : Values younger talent, less experience. Knowledge of production equipment needs improving. Hardest Part : Management does not know or fully understands what he/she is looking for, certain parts/code has to be redone. Time lost. Enjoyable Part : Working with our group and other departments. Figuring out what certain departments want/require.
Dev Lead - Consultant (Former Employee) – Ashland City, TN – March 12, 2018
There's a lot of Ready-Fire-Aim at AO Smith. Projects are underestimated and we received new requirements well after internal testing had begun. AO Smith also allows for tribal-knowledge-hording, with one of the worst offenders being someone I had to deal with constantly. Even though my architecture recommendations were followed, things got dicey getting other developers to stay on the design and not revert to an anything goes development pattern.