Diversity of ideas, thoughts and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every employee feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger and more successful. We encourage, honor and celebrate differences in our employees, including race, gender, spiritual practice, ethnicity, age, nationality, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, physical capabilities, education and personal style to name a few. Diverse employees make us more successful in serving our very diverse customers across the country.
At American Water, we have more than a job — we have a purpose. We provide essential water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people everyday, services which are vital to daily life. We work safely and ethically. We take great pride in what we do and work hard to realize our vision — Clean Water For Life.
Our values, culture, compensation, benefits, health and wellness programs, training and development opportunities comprise what we call myValue Plan. Examples of myValue Plan include:
Led by a female CEO at headquarters near Philadelphia, American Water employs 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and related services to households and businesses in 46 U.S. states and Ontario, Canada, as well as 14 military bases. Founded in 1886, four women and four men comprise the company board of directors.
Safety, trust, environmental leadership, teamwork and high performance define our values — a culture where every employee contributes and lives up to her potential. We base our success on our employees enjoying a vested interest in the business. As a part of our team, you will help make a great company even better — in doing so, American Water will reward your endeavors.
In an April 2018 Business Journal article, CEO Susan Story explained how and why companies select female chief executives:
“We all came from the ground up, we worked in power plants, worked in operations,” she said, stressing the power of a STEM degree. “If you have the credentials, the education and you work in the field like everybody else, it becomes less of an issue if you’re female or a minority. You go through the same steps everyone else does.”