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JEA Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
Updated February 10, 2015
33 Reviews
2.5
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    Intern

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    Former Intern - Student Intern in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Intern - Student Intern in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at JEA as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy Work Environment, No Stress, work-life balance, easy commuting, friendly staff, good leadership, strong teamwork, company emails connect everyone daily.

    Cons

    Boring Environment, Office locations have nothing nearby, very dull spaces to work, it is exactly what you picture in a run of the mill 9-5 job, I recommend employees expect a very unexciting but very consistent work day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redesign offices and create a more exciting office space

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Started off as a great company to advance my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at JEA

    Pros

    It's just a place to work.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't seem to care about their employees at all. They are removing civil service and currently in the middle of pension changes. Not honest with the employees or unions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending to care about your employees with the unbeatable team initiative. It hurts our feelings when you lie about pension changes, insurance premiums, compensation surveys, and salary increases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Avoid if possible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JEA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, and depending on who you work with, you might get an adjusted time frame for work

    Cons

    Pay is terrible for engineers and computer techs, contract for proffesional empolyees is awful. Upper management doesn't seem to care about their employees at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying your engineers and computer techs the salaries that are atleast in the same ball park with the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Electrical Engineer II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JEA full-time

    Pros

    good pension plan, and training

    Cons

    office politics, politics, politics, politics,

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Infrastructure is a mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Customer Care Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Contractor - Customer Care Consultant in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at JEA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Maybe the pay 14.25 but it doesn't match the mess you have to go through. Pay should be higher too.

    Cons

    Temporary position where its impossible to get on full time because they are trying to downsize the permanent employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the better employers in Jacksonville. Opportunity for excellent training and advancement.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JEA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Training opportunities and tuition reimbursement. Good opportunities for advancement in many of the departments.

    Cons

    This is a government agency, so many decisions are based on political considerations. Salary freezes are common, and changes in visions and targets are frequent. Most of the people in this company who are happy are the ones in the core businesses (delivering water, wastewater, and electric services). Those who work in customer service can be very frustrated because the messages from management are often unreasonable and impractical.

    Recommends
  8.  

    hell

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    my co workers that is it why are you trying to make me write more about this stupid company oh another pro was clocking out time

    Cons

    favoritism and total unprofessionalism on the part of management
    treated customers like crap
    managers who didnt have a clue
    no opportunities
    very unorganized
    no competition from outside so no incentive to improve customer experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Community Growth and Individual Development

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    I think the best "inticement" JEA exhibits is the potential to lead as well as grow as a team member and Progressively advance in the company.

    Cons

    A very competitive and somewhat limited work environment. You must be self-motivated and ambitious to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your employees by example and demonstrate confidence through your own successes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I wish I had never taken this job to begin with.

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist Senior in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist Senior in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at JEA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are wonderful with lots of time off earned from the begining.

    Cons

    They prefer hiring from outside the company rather than promote from inside. Certain managment thrive on harasssing and belittling staff. Upper management turns a blind eye to some directors behavior. Pay raises are never more thatn 3%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting management bully workers. You would have more productivity and a happier work place if you worked with us instead of trying to beat us down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It depends upon your emotional maturity

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at JEA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits, and the longevity

    Cons

    Lack of career movement, if you are appointed (Manager position or above) there are no raises. I have gone over 6 years without a pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to move around, whether it's laterally or not. Hire within for open positions within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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