Meralco Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Good company but poor with interns

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Meralco as an intern

    Pros

    They give interns/OJTs with seminars and proper briefings about the company. They assign the interns to different branch near to their home if possible.

    Cons

    Jobs for the interns are not ready. My experience is that when I arrived at my office, my supervisor didn't have anything for me to work on, so I was idle for some time. Luckily, the other supervisor made me help the other interns so that I would have something to do


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    Life Changing..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Meralco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well established and stable company. Good training ground for new professionals to acquire technical skills and competencies.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is poor. Career opportunities for technical people aiming for management level is not a trend. Salary for engineers does not compensate the workload and responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Review the factors concerning the engineers and other technical people in Operations. Why most of the best personnel wants to leave the company? Are they neglected, disregarded, overlooked or mismanaged? Or something wrong with the organizational heads? Maybe they feel they don't get much of what they deserve..Only one thing is for sure, there is something that needs to be done here.


  3. no career growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secret in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Secret in Pasig City (Philippines)

    I worked at Meralco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    everyone is kind, and working environment feels like your second home

    Cons

    no career growth. politics driven. no opportunity

    Advice to Management

    value those who are really working hard and not just the upper mgt.


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  5. The best place to retire

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meralco full-time

    Pros

    fun work environment, good health benefits (with own hospital) and other employee perks (e.g. shuttle service, loans), free parking and access to gym and sports facilities

    Cons

    upper class personnel are extremely rewarded, while middle to lower class employees are pushed to their limits to achieve the company goals without reaping any rewards at all


  6. Golden days are over.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at Meralco

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Defensive Industry Company - it won't go down anytime
    Great Work Environment
    Great Co-workers
    Workload very manageable
    Good Benefits especially Health and Loan

    Cons

    Traditional Style of Management
    Sub-par Salary compare to Engineering Industry
    Seniority Complex

    Advice to Management

    Meralco is an engineer company you should cherish it engineers to have a very competitive salary pay.


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    Below par Compensation Packages

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Meralco

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are two opportunities each year where you could increase the salary. First is the CBA (negotiated by union) with an estimated amount of 1.5k-2k increase. Second is the performance based raise (estimated amount of 300-1200 per year)

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits packages for newly hired employees are not competitive compared with other companies. Tenure dictates the magnitude of your salary. Not based on performance or merit

    Advice to Management

    Please review the salary / compensation of the new (up to middle aged) employees with high potential (engineers, cpas, etc.). More young employees are leaving because of the "below par" compensation/ benefits they receive



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