Dominion Enterprises

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1 person found this helpful  

It all depends on who you work under.

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Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Norfolk, VA
Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Norfolk, VA

I have been working at Dominion Enterprises

Pros

DE is a nice place to work. It's relatively low-stress, nice people, good location. Managers tend to let there employees manage themselves.

Cons

Limited opportunities to show what you're made of and potentially move up. Lots of "cooks in the kitchen" on a lot of projects I've dealt with. They've under gone some re-org in the past few months to help with this issue, but up to now it's been fuzzy on who reports to who and who has the last word.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Waffling makes people lose confidence in your ability to manage. Lead and we will follow.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Ownership is great, management is good, leadership is bad.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Enterprises

    Pros

    1) Most people are very friendly and have a genuine interest in the welfare of the company
    2) Ownership by Batten family is wonderful (I've been a long-time resident of Hampton Roads)
    3) Wonderful downtown office building and free parking
    4) Hands-off management style
    5) Great place to gain experience and develop new skills

    Cons

    1) Very bad leadership, especially from CEO and HR VP
    2) Compensation is below industry
    3) Inflexible benefits program
    4) Communication from top brass is selective at best
    5) Overly restrictive on resources: cheap, cheap, cheap
    6) You can't get your work done during normal business hours due to layoffs
    7) 1 week of unpaid days off
    8) HR department is full of lawyers and administrators, no creative leaders
    9) Lack of minorities and women in top leadership position outside of HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs a more progressive HR department with leadership. The CEO is very uninspiring, doesn't seem very intelligent, and seems disengaged from changes happening within the industry. The company hasn't been able to produce growth in years outside of a string of acquisitions that still aren't well-integrated with core products. I attribute this to lack of vision and a misappropriation of resources into human capital and innovative businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    It's a place to hang your hat, but I would keep my coat on until management shows some competence and real leadership.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Dominion Enterprises

    Pros

    It is disappointing to see the bad reviews and reputation Domnion has on this site. However, I also believe that the majority of these reviews are credible and accurate. If I had to list to Pros, I would include:
    Professional work environment and nice office environment
    Good training department, though resources are scarce
    Decent benefits package
    The businesses are recognizable
    Management leaves you alone for the most part if you perform (but doesn't develop people)
    Smart collegues among the rank and file

    Cons

    While I don't want to get caught up in a series of rants, there are some things about this company that are highly frustrating and disappointing. These include:
    Low pay for industry
    Inconsistent compensation package (depends on who hired you and when)
    Senior management team communicates one thing but appears to do another
    Too many reorganizations so many people are always wondering about future layoffs
    Unpaid time off in order to help become more proftiable (5 days right now)
    Management seems to operate in a "company for sale" mode
    Most departments are always under staffed, especially operations and IT
    Senior management team doesn't seem to understand technology and trends
    CEO isn't a strong leader and is not very inspiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to communicate its vision more clearly and then start making decisions that support it. Please share with us more detailed information and treat us like adults - we can handle the tough decisions if we simply have a better understanding of what our business challenges are. How about some long term profit sharing or a 401k plan that encourages people to stay long term?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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