Pepco Holdings
3.1 of 5 41 reviews
www.pepcoholdings.com Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 27, 2014

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Pepco Holdings President and CEO Joe Rigby

Joe Rigby

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hello? Is this on? Hello? Hello?

    (Former Employee)

    ProsThe few people with whom I interacted were very pleasant.

    ConsThe few people with whom I interacted were very pleasant...when they were interacting. The organization seems to lack exactly that: organization. Because of this, communication on projects ranges from sporadic to non-existent - with no feedback, etc., there is no way to gauge if you are satisfying the manager's/company's needs on a project or projects. It seems that there is always one "fire" after another that is in need of extinguishing by management, leading to multiple "I'll get back to you" e-mails that are never followed up on - or, as in my case, ultimately no communication at all. It's very strange to be invited on board and then left sitting on deck by yourself wondering where everyone went.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize, organize, organize...communicate, communicate, communicate. It is as simple as that. When you accomplish those two goals, your employees are in a better position to accomplish theirs - and to help make your company successful.

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    Great place to work, but salaries aren't that great.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome good people there. Good place to work and retire.

    ConsToo many meetings, too many locations, too many people in charge that don't know what they are doing and are put there based on who they know, not what they know.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the good people who know their job and reward them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, Pepco is a solid utility company. It has solid financial performance if not strong.

    Principal Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsPepco provide good benefits. It's one of the few companies in US still has employee pension plan. It also has 10 holidays. For employee work more than 30 years, they can get up to six weeks vacation.

    ConsAs job is stable in Pepco, employees here also lack of incentives to achieve suprior performance. I am not too impressed by most people here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should have a fair system set up to promote employee based on their actual performance not on their seniority.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mind numbing and excessive corporate politics.

    Applications Analyst II (Current Employee)
    Newark, DE

    ProsReally good benefit package.
    Possible opportunities to innovate in a stagnant industry.
    Longterm company stability.

    ConsManagement makes decisions based on corporate politics.
    That leads to really mind numbing, monotonous and inefficient daily tasks.
    IT is treated as a glorified help desk rather than a business enabler, and is run mainly by MBA style managers rather than relevant IT Leaders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to school and learn how to lead developers teams and projects.
    Create a chief architect role/position to standardize and organize the insane amounts of disparate systems implemented within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of management within the tax department

    Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits (likely due to unions within the company). Free parking in the Wilmington location.

    ConsDirector and managers were more interested in the personal lives of their employees than the actual work being performed which ultimately lead to the dismantling of the group.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should have to pay me for my advice!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great!

    Law Clerk (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsLegal department is great to work for. Lots of things to do.

    ConsSome work can be boring or tedious.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    life with pepco

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThey care about employees. THere is a system set in place to make it easy for employees to move up within company.

    ConsLack of accountability. The pay given to engineers can be higher. Most companies in the same industry pay more

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess money to executives and more money for employess

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Control Room Operator (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsGood work experience with burning different fuels

    ConsExposed to different weather conditions

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company Culture Needs to Catch up with Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsOn-the-Job Training: There are countless employees here who have amassed decades of experience from which younger employees can tap and learn. Pepco was "founded" in 1906 so there will never be a shortage of information or knowledge.

    100% Tuition Coverage: PHI cares about the education of its workforce, especially its Engineers. In fact, they care so much that they'll pay for your college degrees and more. Who does that?!

    Benefits: PHI's benefit package is top notch. Medical, Vision, Flex Spending, Dental, Life Insurance, etc. Also included is the aforementioned tuition supplement, company discounts, and the gratitude of customers when power is restored.

    Salary: As an entry-level engineer at PHI, the salary offered is quite satisfying. As an entry-level employee at PHI period, the salary is quite satisfying. Sure, like everywhere else, some promotions are muddied by politics but for the most part people are regularly promoted.

    Opportunity for Growth: With the many complaints come opportunities for growth. Wherever there is a need, an employee can fill that void and rise through the ranks accordingly. There have been people that have reached top management positions in only a few years due to them taking advantage of a combination of special projects, tuition assistance, and good ol' fashioned networking.

    ConsOn-the-Job Training: Unfortunately, unless you seek information you will struggle. While there are those who are willing to help you, if you do not ask you will still be responsible for what you don't know. Often this means assignments will be given with no guidance or instructions.

    Short Timers: These are folk who are near retirement and love to tell you how close they are to it. While this alone is not necessarily a "con," hearing about it as a younger employee can sometimes be depressing. Also, often the people with the most number of years are often those who complain about their job the most. Change is not welcomed warmly here. This attitude does harm to younger employees because they now see a future of complacent. "I'll just work hard now until I reach a good salary. Then it's Easy Street until retirement, baby!" No.

    Peak Hours: Kin to the above "con" are what I call "Peak Hours." These are hours worked by some of the senior employees that are considered the most that they will ever work. After so many years, some folk seem to not even want to push anymore. The salary is comfortable (and overly generous in some instances) so why do any more than expected? Definitely a cultural nuisance for this company.

    Knowledge Transfer: Bottom line: people are retiring and they are taking all of those years of experience with them. Share the wealth! But why share when you can just retire an return as a contractor and get paid for this knowledge that the company has just lost? Brilliant!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously consider and develop a merit-based system of promotion. There are plenty of excellent workers that are often surpassed by their counterparts due to the age-old concept I seniority. Folks should earn their stripes, however, those who are proven leaders and dedicated workers should be rewarded accordingly; they are the people contributing most to the company's profit margin.

    Assign more of your Millenials to more "millennial" projects. While learning the older systems is definitely an advantageous endeavor, eventually we want to work on the systems of tomorrow i.e. emerging technologies. Perhaps newer employees can be matched with senior employees for different projects. This increases accountability for both parties and ensures knowledge transfer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Some good some disfunction

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsBenefits are better than competitive, Most people are pleseant to work with. Upper Management seems to be engaged with employees.

    ConsNo global work from home policy so some people are able to and others are not. As a company providing a critical public service you will be expected to work during adverse weather conditions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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