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JEA

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Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

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

Pros

Very family oriented atmosphere with an excellent pension plan. Easy to balance out life and work due to the flexible hours. A lot of good people who look to work there their entire career. Not too stressful as long as you do your job. Excellent place to work for.

Cons

May take a while for a raises and promotions. People hired from the outside may be brought in at a higher pay than someone whose been there a lot longer with a lot more experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

For some managers - Do not micromanage your employees. Treat them as professionals giving them the benefit of the doubt to be able to produce at their position.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Well Recognized as a top employer and always in the media

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Consultant Call Center in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Care Consultant Call Center in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at JEA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability as an employer,
    Union protection,
    Job promotions exist,
    Recognized by local citizens as a good paying employer,
    Once hired there are years of internal professional development,
    Easy to build your credit locally after becoming an employee,
    Often given opportunities as a fulltime employee to increase certifications and licenses in your specific field, at the company’s expense,
    A tuition reimbursement program available for permanent employees at the company’s expense.

    Cons

    Internal and external political challenges as a government organization
    The multiple unions often make it easier on the employees to say certain job duties are not in their job requirements
    Who you eat lunch with often defines who gets promoted
    A strict chain of command and division between management and non-management in organizational communications
    The annual workplace survey (internal tool) carries much weight in how management is evaluated
    Diversity in hiring locals lacks when contracting companies (on the property) are allowed to hire temp employees who often become JEA permanent employees
    Bonuses are distributed from set pools different for management and non-management
    Certain employees in the call center tend to be treated as “field slaves”
    Hurricane season requires all hands on deck…

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work in tandem with the JEA Board to improve the community JEA serves to become the best utility provider in the country
    Management and employees take your blinders off. Recognize that the organization provides a service to the community and the community is not providing a service to JEA management and employees vis-a-vis $$$.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The dead weight stays while the young talent moves on...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at JEA

    Pros

    Pension plan (if this is what you are looking for)

    Exposure to the latest and greatest technologies. JEA generally stays up to date with the latest technology products, and there are constant projects going on. If you are part of these projects, you will receive sufficient training and product exposure.

    If you are a contractor, you could possibly stay at JEA the rest of your career making double what a JEA employee makes.

    Cons

    JEA was a good place to work right out of college, but eventually, you come to the realization that no matter how talented you are, you are only going to move up so high. Most of the high paying jobs are currently filled by dead weight civil service leeches waiting out their 30 years (or more) so they can retire. In the mean time, the young talent who actually does the work get frustrated and leave, which was my case.

    JEA uses public perception as a reason not to give its employees bonuses. Rate increases would draw news crews and public outcry. Employee moral continued to plummet the longer I was there, and seeing completely unqualified people promoted through the ranks was the final straw.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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