Dominion Resources

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Dominion Resources Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
66 Reviews
3.8
66 Reviews
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Dominion Resources Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II
Thomas F. Farrell II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance varies depending on department (in 9 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are very competitive (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is usually pretty good (in 4 reviews)

  • conservative company, lower bonuses, cost watching (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Really Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Resources

    Pros

    Honestly this place feels like a second home when you are an employee here. Everyone gets a long with each other. The work load is very well balanced. There are plenty of benefits and the management is very easy to talk to. As long as you are willing to work and not be absent-minded then this company should be an option for you.

    Cons

    It would benefit the company if more positions were made available to diversify the workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty Solid Company, tough to move up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Dominion Resources

    Pros

    Pretty good work life balance, good co-workers, decent pay including housing stipend

    Cons

    HR can be annoying to deal with, difficult to move up in the organization, not a very young company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    System Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Kewaunee, WI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Kewaunee, WI

    I worked at Dominion Resources

    Pros

    PAY, location, works well with life outside of work

    Cons

    lots of paperwork, slow processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work together

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It has been a privilege to be employed with Dominion at the Kewaunee Power Station.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procedure Writer in Kewaunee, WI
    Current Employee - Procedure Writer in Kewaunee, WI

    I have been working at Dominion Resources

    Pros

    Working for Dominion in the nuclear industry has been beneficial in so many ways. The standards and expectations were at a level I had never experienced before. Dominion gave me comprehensive training to meet the high level of standards that are so critical throughout the nuclear industry. That training has given me a new perspective in my attention to detail while developing high quality preventative maintenance procedures. These procedures are then used by technicians as a critical tool to safely and effectively complete their preventative maintenance work assignments.

    Cons

    Standards and expectations set a very high level, bring a certain amount of stress to the work place. However, if that stress is channeled properly it will elevate a person's performance that is beneficial to both the employer and the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dominion has struck a good balance of being a successful electrical power corporation while treating their employees fairly. Dominion continues to strive for excellence in all aspects of their business model. My only advice would be to continue to review their policies, and consider successful programs other companies have in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Dominion Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dominion Resources

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    Things move slowly; hard to advance within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fabulous company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Resources full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, compensation, benefits, community service focus

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being visible - employees love to see you! Continue your focus on wellness in the workplace. Your dedication to community service is wonderful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Dominion VA Power - Young Professional Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Flexible Schedule
    Free to join organizations
    Possibility of travel
    Growing company
    Good company battles
    Work life balance varies depending on department

    Cons

    Can be a dog-eat-dog company
    Co-workers are threatened by challenge and younger generation
    Office culture is different depending on location and building
    Slow technology growth
    Regulated by SCC
    Hassle to earn raise or promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers are different. Some are micro-managers, while others are not. You will also encounter managers that take all the credit for employee work, while some will give you the opportunity to be a super star.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Billing Administrator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Administrator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Billing Administrator in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Dominion Resources full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good, clean and friendly work environment. The company has very strong safety policies. Positive diversity program and training put into place. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Job reviews not consistent across the board for all workers. Top management not truly in touch with workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers in the trench.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Over all, Fair.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Turbine Operator in Chester, VA
    Current Employee - Turbine Operator in Chester, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Resources full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. The company is working on developing a safety culture that we all hope will be adopted by each level of management and supervision.

    Cons

    Good 'ol boy system still alive and well in the promotion process. If the most qualified were promoted vs. who your friends are, it would be a big step in the right direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skip talking to the directors and managers and go to the people that know the real issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Pay & Benefits! That's About It.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Dominion Resources full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I wouldn't have made the kind of money I did in an administrative position at any other company. The benefits Dominion offers are outstanding. Generous amounts of vacation, sick, and personal days..

    Cons

    Dominion is a VERY conservative company. The department I worked for operates under the philosophy of "fall in line or you'll have a bulls eye on your back". It doesn't matter how hard a person works or how great the quality is, promotions are not based on merit when management plays favorites. Also, employees are exploited by taking on the roles and responsibilities of an employee in a much higher-paying position, yet they never receive the title or pay- just the additional work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to learn what your employees do and what how much they contribute. Make sure the individuals in supervisory positions are qualified and deserving of such titles; anybody that micromanages employees IS NOT. Don't emphasize an open door policy if your employees will be scolded for not going up the chain of command first. Pay attention to office morale- when you lose that, you lose people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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