Dominion Resources

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Dominion Resources Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
56 Reviews
3.6
56 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
  • Very good work life balance for most of the corporate positions (in 8 reviews)

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


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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    An overall outstanding company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company's focus priority of safety and a customer first attitude make it a company with which all of its employees are proud to affiliate. The pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    The hours can be challenging at times, since it is a company that is always operating and therefore must be staffed at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable place to work, but don't expect upward mobility.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dominion Resources full-time

    Pros

    Stability of job, work life balance. Working hours were usually reasonable. Benefits offered second to no other companies. Expectations reasonable.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a job with the possibilities of a quick advancing career this is not the place. Upward mobility in a quick manner is a challenge even for outstanding performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance outstanding performers quickly. Individuals looking for a challenging career and monetary recognition of superior performance will leave after not fulfilling career goals around the five year mark.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Dominion Resources as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I did a summer internship there as a business analyst. The team I worked with was very helpful and friendly so overall I had a great experience. I earned my six sigma blue belt which was a bonus for such a short internship. Overall a good environment to work in, however I declined my offer to return full-time for other opportunities.

    Cons

    It took awhile to get set up with a project and the right tools to complete it. They were also very focused on building lifetime employees. Since I was only planning to stay for my summer internship, I felt like a lot of time was wasted.

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  5.  

    IT Intern

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    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Resources as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I recently just started at this company and I will say that so far it has been a good experience. I plan to post more about my experiences as time goes on.

    Cons

    The only complaint I have so far is that the office is kept extremeley cold to me. I have no other complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall A Good Company To Work For

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A stable company, great people to work with, decent benefits, annual bonuses for most position levels, flex days

    Cons

    Very conservative company, old-school way of thinking so not very progressive regarding work life balance, telecommuting, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty Good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Safety Specialist  in  Salem, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Safety Specialist in Salem, MA

    I worked at Dominion Resources full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very flexible, excellent team at the powerplants, dotted line corporate team a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    aging plant, lack of funds, clsoing of the facility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company takes care of it's employees but doesn't always recognize overachievers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Dominion Resources full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are for the most part very nice.

    Cons

    I didn't always feel like middle management had my back. People tended to be individual focuses instead of team players

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good company to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dominion Resources full-time

    Pros

    Long term projects and very friendly working environment

    Cons

    Very little growth in the company

  10.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dominion Resources

    Pros

    Great culture, good environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    conservative company, lower bonuses, cost watching

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Deal with the politics and enjoy great benefits (they will spoil you)!

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great, Dominion population as a whole is friendly, Dominion cares about volunteer work and giving back to the community, discounts for an abundance of community related activities in which they are sponsors (The Nutcracker, Corporate 4-miler, etc.).

    Cons

    Started at Dominion without a college degree and I think it truly hurt me. It is extremely difficult to advance without a 'mentor' (someone in management in your back pocket). Life at Dominion resembles a government job in that they rarely discipline low performers (in fact, they usually promote them to simply move them out of a group), the benefits are very nice, and no one leaves (Dom Zombies). HR and senior leaders are currently pushing for diversity. Incredibly difficult to get to the interview stage if you do not fall into a minority category.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow movement for individual contributors, especially when they voice a desire for change, or have an interest in another area of the company. Review employee's performance goals for this information (do not rely on supervisor's discretion alone!).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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