Dominion Enterprises

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Dominion Enterprises Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
557 Reviews

2.7
557 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is flexible to work from home when needed (in 15 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment (depends of manager) (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management only cares about themselves (in 41 reviews)

  • Upper Management did NOT listen to middle management's suggestions (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Typical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Dominion Enterprises part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When you don't hold a manager position you don't have many people looking over your shoulder. The people are really nice.

    Cons

    This is your typical Corporate America business. Promotions come from how long you've been there, not necessarily if you are right for the job. A lot of middle management is doing nothing and can't manage their employees well. They also over work and way under pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth. And actually promote for ability not because they've been there forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good experience with the company.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Dominion Enterprises as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work environment.

    Cons

    Really nothing but good to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Can't wait to leave

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and understanding when it comes to family.
    Location
    Relaxed dress code
    Great stepping stone to gain knowledge and experience, but if you are not careful, you'll look up and the time has gone away.

    Cons

    Management lies, openly talk about their people and one another behind their backs and the leadership comes from the reps. They act more like high schoolers than adults and treat their workers the same way at times. They will take your ideas and pass them off as theirs, get the bonus and give you a pat on the back. The raises are horrible. They say you can only get 2% because that is all that's allowed but they make 6 figures. You never get promoted unless you are one of their buddies...then not only will they promote you but they will create a bs position to keep you around. That's what friends are for right?? There's no advancement, and you'll be trapped in the same chair forever. You'll get worked to death and given none of the credit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know the value of your employees and fight for more than 2% when they are more than deserving of it. Upper, upper management...please give a cost of living increase and catch up with inflation. This company can be great. Give the managers extra training on leadership and listening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great work home balance

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Dominion Enterprises full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    excellent work home balance. good compensation, paid parking, good work environment, excellent training program

    Cons

    no opportunity to move up with in the company. I felt I would never get another raise. I was already at the top, and nothing to strive for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage your internal community by providing annual raises, make promotions possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Workable

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Enterprises full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Located downtown in its own building, comparative pay and benefits. Some fun projects, good mixture of culture.

    Cons

    broken into so many smaller companies under one roof, a little unpredictable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where is the excitement and where is the CEO presence?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dominion Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    The company has an open door policy and a good set of senior managers. The company offers a very
    relaxed environment.

    Cons

    The work hours are not as flexible. The company is working on changing their culture and doing a good job of it so far.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for entry level sales, that's about it.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Dominion Enterprises full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good entry level job for sales. Not too difficult of a sale considering you will be reaching out to endemic advertisers. Not that difficult to sell boat dealers or boat OEM's on www.boattrader.com or Cycle dealers on CycleTrader.com. Especially since almost half of it is paid through their OEM co-op program. The dealers almost have to spend the money. Where else would an OEM spend?? Dominion basically owns verticals in the powersports and marine industry. If you are unable to sell these dealers or OEM's with all of the mentioned weapons you should quit sales immediately. Great group of people. Lots of team building and a pretty good culture. Building is packed with cool down to earth people. CEO is a really good guy.

    Cons

    Low pay.... company very resistant to change. Operates at extremely low cost. Dominion is not very innovative and is always years late to market. Many of the senior managers were in the print industry and were automatically promoted to online presidents even though they had never worked for an internet company. High performing sales reps have caps on commission. This is not a cap that will you will find in your compensation plan, however; If you start making over 100k they will take accounts away or change your commission plan or even change your job. Middle managers make crap wages. Also in terms of their Real Estate properties Homes.com and ForRent.com are shrinking and getting out spent in the market place 10 fold by Trulia and Zillow. No real battle plan or investment to change this. Good talent is bailing on the company after years of frustration. I actually think top top level management is good but their judgement on hiring other managers is awful. If you have never been in sales then you should not be a SM. If you are a print guy/gal you just don't get handed the reigns of one of Dominion's internet companies. Not good decisions. Dominion has a culture of basically just doing what they can with what they already have. When they do invest in new initiatives it is not planned out very well and often hire people who have no knowledge of the business to run it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your troops on the ground and take care of your young talent. Play to win a championship... Don't just play to win a few games. Go for it. It would probably take 100 to 150 million to even make Homes.com viable in the marketplace again. Might be too late. A internet property is only as good as the amount of traffic it has all things being equal. Time to invest heavy and take risk or just sell the place.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Must be a self-learner as training is defined as 'find your own way'

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    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Enterprises full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers - I was fortunate to identify those that wanted you to succeed. The Finance Dept is so quite as the leadership does not encourage employee feedback or questions expanding knowledge - so it is best to stay in your cubicle and whisper if you have questions

    Cons

    documentation, no defined business processes, re-organizations and job elimination is the foundation of their business model. EBITDA ratio cannot fall below 30 - if it does, re-organization is the next step

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value intellectual property

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Forging signatures of manager and sales reps on sales contracts is common place. Company has no integrity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Dominion Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Was told proudly by a Regional Manager that DE doesn't train, employees are expected to figure out how to do things on their own. Staying for 7 years. The most negative, back stabbing, dysfunctional place I ever worked. They fake their own search results by asking all employees to download, use and falsely overrate their own apps and search tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until they remove Jack Ross and Terry, I married the owner's niece to get where I am today, Slattery, this company has no hope.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dominion Enterprises

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management not constructive or helpful

    Doesn't Recommend

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