Pepco Holdings

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Pepco Holdings Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    It depends how you view it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineering in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Pepco Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great educational benefits, great environment if you are associated with certain groups within the company. Great place for a young person who is willing to dedicate a few years to learn about the utility business and advance their formal education at no cost.

    Cons

    Large utility with antiquated management. Company culture slightly changing to appreciate younger talent. You won't get high tech high pressure jobs here.

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

    Inconsistent work from home policy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pepco Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Work from home does not have a consistent policy across the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No better, no worse than any other place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Stable employment in a bad economy

    Cons

    Mid-level management is poorly trained and their technical skills are antiquated, managers are also weak so they will not fire a bad employee, people can spend an entire career at the company doing nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hello? Is this on? Hello? Hello?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The few people with whom I interacted were very pleasant.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Organize, 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.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepco Holdings

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good people who know their job and reward them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Pepco Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pepco 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Mind numbing and excessive corporate politics.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Go 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lack of management within the tax department

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Pepco Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Director 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 ManagementAdvice

    They should have to pay me for my advice!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some work can be boring or tedious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    life with pepco

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less money to executives and more money for employess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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