Pepco Holdings

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Pepco Holdings Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Mind numbing and excessive corporate politics.

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    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!

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    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
  6.  

    life with pepco

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    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
  7.  

    Interview with company

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    Current Employee - Control Room Operator in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Good work experience with burning different fuels

    Cons

    Exposed to different weather conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company Culture Needs to Catch up with Company

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    On-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.

    Cons

    On-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 ManagementAdvice

    Seriously 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Some good some disfunction

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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 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fantastic Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Communications in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Corporate Communications in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Pepco Holdings as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone gets along and there is a positive work environment within the company.

    Cons

    PHI does not have an excellent reputation around Washington, D.C.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agonizing. Pepco needs to update their processes in all areas.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Forestville, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Forestville, MD

    I worked at Pepco Holdings full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Location, Location, Location whether in Forestville or DC great work locations. Right off of the beltway and DC is right off of metro.

    Cons

    Slow/no room for growth
    A lot of brown nosing is required or expected.
    The company is outdated on a lot of their internal processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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