Pepco Holdings
3.2 of 5 37 reviews
www.pepcoholdings.com Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014

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Pepco Holdings President and CEO Joe Rigby

Joe Rigby

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Pepco Holdings as an intern for less than a year

ProsIndependent 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.

ConsSlow 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 Senior ManagementSome are open to change some are not, they are trying to make improvements

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Business Intern (Former Employee)
Newark, DE

I worked at Pepco Holdings as an intern for more than 3 years

ProsEveryone 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.

ConsSome 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great!

Law Clerk (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Pepco Holdings as an intern for less than a year

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

ConsSome work can be boring or tedious.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Control Room Operator (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE

I have been working at Pepco Holdings full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood work experience with burning different fuels

ConsExposed to different weather conditions

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company Culture Needs to Catch up with Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Pepco Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOn-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.

ConsOn-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 Senior ManagementSeriously 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some good some disfunction

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Pepco Holdings full-time for more than 10 years

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

ConsNo 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic Work Environment

Corporate Communications (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Pepco Holdings as an intern for less than a year

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Career on auto-pilot...

Applications Analyst II (Current Employee)
Newark, DE

I have been working at Pepco Holdings

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

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Pepco Holdings

ProsYou will learn a lot from the experienced staff

ConsDoesn't provide any feedback for your work

Advice to Senior Managementi will recmmend it

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pepco - Nice place to work and grow

Credit Analyst (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Pepco Holdings

ProsJob Security. This is a company where you can work 20 - 30 years and still find interesting work to do.

ConsLimited promotional opportunties right now; however it will be openning up quite a bit in the next few years as many managers, supervisor and seniors retire.

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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