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Okay company with decent pay, not as good as it used to be......

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Design Engineer III  in  Tonopah, AZ
Current Employee - Design Engineer III in Tonopah, AZ

I have been working at Arizona Public Service Company full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The work is relatively easy and very few of the departments require overtime, so it can be expected to head home at the normal time each day. Vacation / Paid Time Off (PTO) is better than most companies and compressed work weeks are routinely offered. Pay and potential bonuses are slightly higher than the industry average.

Cons

With the work being relatively easy, it is not very challenging and gets to be rather mundane. Recent upper level management changes have taken decision-making abilities away front front-line employees and lower managers, with decisions coming only from the top. This has resulted in a culture of increased micro-management, decreased value of front-line employees, and unrealistic goals being established by upper management. The company values, culture, and employee morale have deteriorated consistently for the the last 3-4 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper level management is making too many decisions and setting unrealistic goals. Front-line employees and 1st/2nd level management should be empowered to make the best decisions while staying in line with the high-level goals/metrics. Employee morale must improve in order to retain talented individuals, otherwise they will leave for better opportunities.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fossil Generation Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Fossil Generation Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Fossil Generation Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Arizona Public Service Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment, they treat the interns really well and really want to draw you in.

    Cons

    NEO Program (New Engineers in Operations), as engineers we want to work on the engineering side of the company not the operation side. Since all new recruits are funneled into this program it leaves you with little choice about your career path at the beginning. They promise you can move around once you are finished with it, but it makes more sense to let the employee decide prior than training him for 2 years and having him moved later.
    With all the contractors running around lately it makes me worry about the job security of the in house engineers. The desire to contract everything out is ridiculous and does not promise the job security people would like to have. This is maybe one reason why they are funneling all their new hire engineers into operations and not the engineering department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying off all the engineering department and contracting it out... half your problems come from that. every new batch of contractors that come in have to learn the equipment setup before they can work. This leads to inefficient and scattered trains of thought not to mention they make the work way more complicated than needs be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Once was a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Frontline Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Frontline Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona Public Service Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    40 hours a week thankfully

    Cons

    No chance for advancement unless you kiss butt and drink the cool aid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about running a power company. Start improving the morale and start to practice what you preach. We don't trust upper management. Stop promoting people for jobs they are not qualified for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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