Pepco Holdings

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Pepco Holdings Reviews

Updated June 19, 2014
Updated June 19, 2014
42 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for a lifetime

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Bethesda, MD

    Pros

    Great benefits. Pension. Tuition reimbursement. Great balance between working hours and personal life. Good vacation benefits. Training compensation and certifications.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to the surrounding business. No time and a half for overtime positions. I have a good departmental head but there are some departments with less than skilled management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be some push to create two separate career paths. Right now, the company is very management heavy but there should be another path to further your technical careers. There's no motivation for a highly technical person to stay with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pepco is a very good company to work for, but not much excitement in the work

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    Former Employee - Business Intern  in  Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Business Intern in Newark, DE

    Pros

    Everyone that I've met at the company is incredibly nice and helpful. I was welcomed instantly. The hours are very flexible and they are good about balancing work and home life. It is also a very secure industry, so that is one less thing to worry about.

    Cons

    Some of the work is dull, and sometimes it doesn't feel as though you are really working toward a goal. Ideally, there would be more challenge/excitement, but overall, I can't complain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Depends on

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Independent work, stable job, good pay not much more you can ask for if you want to balance a family and work. Definitely easy to get involved with other departments and learn about other work.

    Cons

    Slow environment, not much action happening in the office so many people actually telecommute and the cubicles may seem dead quiet with one person on the phone for hours in your wing of the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some are open to change some are not, they are trying to make improvements

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great!

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Legal department is great to work for. Lots of things to do.

    Cons

    Some work can be boring or tedious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Interview with company

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    Current Employee - Control Room Operator  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator in Wilmington, DE

    Pros

    Good work experience with burning different fuels

    Cons

    Exposed to different weather conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company Culture Needs to Catch up with Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    On-the-Job Training: There are countless employees here who have amassed decades of experience from which younger employees can tap and learn. Pepco was "founded" in 1906 so there will never be a shortage of information or knowledge.

    100% Tuition Coverage: PHI cares about the education of its workforce, especially its Engineers. In fact, they care so much that they'll pay for your college degrees and more. Who does that?!

    Benefits: PHI's benefit package is top notch. Medical, Vision, Flex Spending, Dental, Life Insurance, etc. Also included is the aforementioned tuition supplement, company discounts, and the gratitude of customers when power is restored.

    Salary: As an entry-level engineer at PHI, the salary offered is quite satisfying. As an entry-level employee at PHI period, the salary is quite satisfying. Sure, like everywhere else, some promotions are muddied by politics but for the most part people are regularly promoted.

    Opportunity for Growth: With the many complaints come opportunities for growth. Wherever there is a need, an employee can fill that void and rise through the ranks accordingly. There have been people that have reached top management positions in only a few years due to them taking advantage of a combination of special projects, tuition assistance, and good ol' fashioned networking.

    Cons

    On-the-Job Training: Unfortunately, unless you seek information you will struggle. While there are those who are willing to help you, if you do not ask you will still be responsible for what you don't know. Often this means assignments will be given with no guidance or instructions.

    Short Timers: These are folk who are near retirement and love to tell you how close they are to it. While this alone is not necessarily a "con," hearing about it as a younger employee can sometimes be depressing. Also, often the people with the most number of years are often those who complain about their job the most. Change is not welcomed warmly here. This attitude does harm to younger employees because they now see a future of complacent. "I'll just work hard now until I reach a good salary. Then it's Easy Street until retirement, baby!" No.

    Peak Hours: Kin to the above "con" are what I call "Peak Hours." These are hours worked by some of the senior employees that are considered the most that they will ever work. After so many years, some folk seem to not even want to push anymore. The salary is comfortable (and overly generous in some instances) so why do any more than expected? Definitely a cultural nuisance for this company.

    Knowledge Transfer: Bottom line: people are retiring and they are taking all of those years of experience with them. Share the wealth! But why share when you can just retire an return as a contractor and get paid for this knowledge that the company has just lost? Brilliant!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously consider and develop a merit-based system of promotion. There are plenty of excellent workers that are often surpassed by their counterparts due to the age-old concept I seniority. Folks should earn their stripes, however, those who are proven leaders and dedicated workers should be rewarded accordingly; they are the people contributing most to the company's profit margin.

    Assign more of your Millenials to more "millennial" projects. While learning the older systems is definitely an advantageous endeavor, eventually we want to work on the systems of tomorrow i.e. emerging technologies. Perhaps newer employees can be matched with senior employees for different projects. This increases accountability for both parties and ensures knowledge transfer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Some good some disfunction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Benefits are better than competitive, Most people are pleseant to work with. Upper Management seems to be engaged with employees.

    Cons

    No global work from home policy so some people are able to and others are not. As a company providing a critical public service you will be expected to work during adverse weather conditions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fantastic Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Corporate Communications  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Corporate Communications in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Everyone gets along and there is a positive work environment within the company.

    Cons

    PHI does not have an excellent reputation around Washington, D.C.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Career on auto-pilot...

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    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II  in  Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Newark, DE

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401K matching, pensions (who does pension anymore!?!), good health benefits, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lack of satisfaction in the work. Little to no exciting innovation. Reactive vs proactive culture. Dated knowledge base.

    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    You will learn a lot from the experienced staff

    Cons

    Doesn't provide any feedback for your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i will recmmend it

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