Duquesne Light

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An average place to work while you are looking for better opportunities elsewhere

. (Former Employee)

ProsThe company has been around for over 100 years. It seems relatively stable, however, the Union contract is up in 2010 so I am not sure how that will affect everyone. The salary and benefits are good for the region. However! Negotiate upfront because they DO NOT give raises or cost of living increases. The only way to get a raise is to be promoted. They used to have a kick ass bonus plan but that was taken away. The employees are very nice and helpful. The environment is fairly laid back. As long as you get your work done, nobody seems to care what you do.

ConsSenior management is nowhere to be seen. 2007 Bonus's thrown out the door without any explanation. There is no common goal or vision at the company. This is all in conjuction with the company being sold to Macquarie, an Austrailian investment firm. Maybe they want people to leave??? It seems like they are happy when people making high salaries leave. Then they can cut the budget. It seems like they are going to try to bust the Union. They don't replace anyone in the Union that retires. For a public utility, they spend money like drunken sailors. I am surprised at how much money is wasted.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate what is going on with the company to the people who keep it running.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not sure what the goal or direction of the company is

    I Don't Want to Say (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Duquesne Light


    Pros: It has a union that offers some job protection. It has a system of job bidding that allows one to… Cons: The management in the skilled labor departments are very unprofessional and tend to be overly cliquish. They have strong traits of the "good ol boy… Advice to Senior Management: Teach management how to be more professional. By this I mean teach them people skills: interpersonal communications, multicultural diversity, teach them how to have class.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Internal Politics Galore

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Duquesne Light


    Pros: Good benefits and stable position. Cons: The internal politics and back biting are well beyond other electric companies that i've worked for.… Advice to Senior Management: The politics and climate is set from the top down. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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