Pedernales Electric

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Pedernales Electric Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Senior management is qualified, but board of directors is wholly dysfunctional.

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    Former Employee - General Counsel in Johnson City, TX
    Former Employee - General Counsel in Johnson City, TX

    I worked at Pedernales Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great employees and a stable industry with lots of growth potential.

    Cons

    Base salary is in line with the industry but bonus opportunity and retirement packages are not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    This is where you go to end your career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, average pay, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very narrow, old-fashioned mentality with lots of problems not just in technology, software, etc. but management, work ethics, integrity and other organizational issues which to me are a lot bigger and harder to fix. It's like some of these issues are in the company's DNA now and cannot be eradicated unless there is major overhaul of resources. Only way that could happen is if they move out of the Ghost City and close to Austin so they can get some better work force.

    This is where you go to end your career, possibly if you're very close to retirement then it's a good option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to bring PEC back into the 21st century which means starting with moving it to Austin or San Antonio where you'd get a much better pool of work force with better work ethics and integrity. No one would be motivated to come work in the middle of the hill country unless there are big incentives, which there aren't. There are a lot of issues with management that includes favoritism, unjust and unfair practices with employees and lack of communication. These cannot be fixed with software and will go on forever unless addressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst Company I ever Worked for

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    Former Employee - Management in Johnson City, TX
    Former Employee - Management in Johnson City, TX

    I worked at Pedernales Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits for a rural setting. Laid back and blue collar environment.

    Cons

    The most unethical company in the central Texas with a good ole boy management system. They are behind about 30 years. Money is wasted and poor decisions made. Stay away from this company. Pay isn't everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in management especially those who have been there more than 10 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very challenging environment with a fractured and self serving Board

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX

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

    Pros

    Great employees: dedicated, committed and good hearted.

    Cons

    Serious lack of effective leadership at the Board level and some senior management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you look back at what you have accomplished, your success is really only measured in terms of how you treated people. Over time, people forget who did what and who accomplished what, but people will always remember how they were treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    No leadership and poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric full-time

    Pros

    GREAT staff, positive changes. Culture changing over time.

    Cons

    Frequent change in executive leadership, no direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Corporate Dysfunction

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    Former Employee - Administration in Johnson City, TX
    Former Employee - Administration in Johnson City, TX

    I worked at Pedernales Electric

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good hours.

    Cons

    This company is a classic example of Corporate dysfunction. Having been a full blown 'good ole boys' network for so long - the company struggles to right itself. It wasn't enough to remove the GM, and not remove his good ole boy cronies. Upper management needs a full house cleaning. There are a lot of good employees, but their are also a lot of employees who just hang around and collect a paycheck - dodging any real work or responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Award employees that work, and get rid of the ones who don't. This is an issue from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Learn something new everyday

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric

    Pros

    Family, friendship, the membership, my department

    Cons

    Management, Board, cut in benefits,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No longer about customer service, only about the bottom line.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric

    Pros

    The employees are friendly and helpful to customers and each other. Many positions offer a 4-10 schedule. There is usually a small bonus at the end of the year.

    Cons

    The board and management do not care for the employees at all. They only want to reduce costs, by forcing retirements, slashing benefits, and shedding employees. Meanwhile, they are paying their managers $169,000 to $300,000. Vengeful and petty managers have most employees walking on eggshells.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a waste of time to provide feedback to leadership at PEC. They will not listen, and will likely fire you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Emotionally challenging

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    Current Employee - IT Department in Johnson City, TX
    Current Employee - IT Department in Johnson City, TX

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric

    Pros

    The employees are some of the most giving, wonderful people.

    Cons

    Management displays inability to make competant decisions and be accountable for their actions. Deliver solid, written requirements to the staff. Board of Directors seem more interested in making Managers squirm under pressure instead of getting true business done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask for details from the Board. You jump too high without asking if you even needed to jump. Create a proper PMO to find actual cost savings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Be Careful!

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Johnson City, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Johnson City, TX

    I worked at Pedernales Electric

    Pros

    Pay, Time off, benefits, shift differential

    Cons

    Bad Management from Board and GM to most Supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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