Pepco Holdings

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Pepco Holdings Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
47 Reviews
3.3
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Pepco Holdings as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Warm working environment
    Strong company values
    Leadership is strong

    Cons

    Slow paced (although this can be good if you have a plan to make the company better)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep the benefits high with the merger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Pepco Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Lots of experienced engineers and IT types

    Cons

    Too political environment, culture work is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, talk less.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Great environment if we can all have working relationships and keep the personal relationship outside.

    Cons

    Pay and Performance assessment needs to be re-evaluated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold upper management accountable for practicing the coompany values, it's one thing to know them but it's another when they are accountable for practicing them. "walk the walk"!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    programmer

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    Former Employee - Programmer in New Castle, DE
    Former Employee - Programmer in New Castle, DE

    I worked at Pepco Holdings as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice company, Nice people to work with, perks are good

    Cons

    facility is more like warehouse, they need to move to better building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on doing good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Overall a decent company, but dependent on department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary is decent. Opportunity for advancement is present.

    Cons

    A lot of dead weight. Longtime employees have lost motivation and can be difficult to work with. The company is over 100 years old so the culture can reflect that.

    Currently going through a merger with Exelon, so future is uncertain at best.

    Work life balance is a joke. Management talks a good talk, but when the rubber hits the road, the talk fades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work life balance. Employees can be happy and productive with a balanced approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Merger pending-

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepco Holdings

    Pros

    Pepco has been a good place to work. Great benefits, nice people. Stodgy culture which is I believe common in utility companies. But everybody has been nice. Exelon - a huge company from Chicago - is in the process of trying to acquire Pepco Holdings Inc. If this happens, there will be layoffs- nobody knows who or how many or when. Very stressful. They say it will be for the good in the long run- maybe not if you are pink slipped. It is very sad to be wondering what is going to happen to your job in the next year. Be careful if you are applying to Pepco Holdings in the next year. Your job might go away.

    Cons

    Merger pending- uncertainty, stress

    Storm duty- 12 hour shifts every day till the lights are on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't lay people off. These folks built this company. We are not widgets. Please help the people who have made the company what it is today.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    New Company with old, closed minded mid-level management with no desireable skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunity to create a desirable work-life balance (within the right departement).

    Cons

    Mid-level management is close minded, very difficult to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more managers with better, more advanced skills. Provide opportunities for current employees to shine and advance within the company and create a pathway for the college graduates in the company use the degree you (Pepco) funded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for a lifetime

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Pepco Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Pension. Tuition reimbursement. Great balance between working hours and personal life. Good vacation benefits. Training compensation and certifications.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to the surrounding business. No time and a half for overtime positions. I have a good departmental head but there are some departments with less than skilled management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be some push to create two separate career paths. Right now, the company is very management heavy but there should be another path to further your technical careers. There's no motivation for a highly technical person to stay with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not proactive, not collaborative, not ethical. It's a myth to save one's face and rise up the chain.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Pepco Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Strong bond with employees at mid-level employment.

    Cons

    If you don't want to be an order-taker and instead, consider yourself a team leader who believes in growth, ideas, supporting your team members and true collaboration, PHI is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No formal training and true leadership skills. There is a difference between a boss trying to move up the chain and an influential leader. They will throw you under the bus at whatever it takes to be recognized and enhance their personal development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Depends on

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Pepco Holdings as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Independent work, stable job, good pay not much more you can ask for if you want to balance a family and work. Definitely easy to get involved with other departments and learn about other work.

    Cons

    Slow environment, not much action happening in the office so many people actually telecommute and the cubicles may seem dead quiet with one person on the phone for hours in your wing of the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some are open to change some are not, they are trying to make improvements

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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