Pike Electric Corporation

  www.pike.com
  www.pike.com

Pike Electric Corporation Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
9 Reviews
3.3
9 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Pike Electric Corporation Chairman, President, and CEO J. Eric Pike
J. Eric Pike
3 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was generally positive.

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

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

    Pros

    Even though Pike is a public corporation, it has the feel of a much smaller company. Senior management is accessible. Employees are regarded as individuals rather than faceless employees. There is a sincere effort to provide a safe workplace.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not always healthy. Large promotions are uncommon. You will understand your hours and opportunities for promotion when hired.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK for the short term but I wouldn't want a career here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst/Administrator in Mount Airy, NC
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst/Administrator in Mount Airy, NC

    I have been working at Pike Electric Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits offered are great and affordable.

    Cons

    No one ever seems to get a raise and the vacation time sucks. Management is really out of touch with what goes on in the company. People seem to be a commodity and are frequently treated as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what is going on in your comapny and simply make better decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mount Airy, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mount Airy, NC

    I worked at Pike Electric Corporation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that I work with at Pike in Financial Systems are very knowledgeable and are extremely nice and easy to deal with. I have not had a single conflict personally yet.

    Cons

    The direction can be a bit wonky at times. Decisions seem to sometimes be made without any idea of the impacts to current work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people! They know what is going on in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Not a good company

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

    I worked at Pike Electric Corporation full-time

    Pros

    You can work at your own pace because management is oblivious to what is going on. The pay is pretty good. Work-life balance is pretty light, easy to do other things

    Cons

    Management is awful. Projects are always behind schedule and over budget. Hiring is extremely sporadic. Needs are not filled, but managers fudge projected work to justify hiring random positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Linemen

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

    I worked at Pike Electric Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay, room for advancement.

    Cons

    Away from home often. Out in all kinds of weather.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - C Class Lineman
    Current Employee - C Class Lineman

    I have been working at Pike Electric Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Only pros are if you get to move up the pay is good, and travelling on storm is good money.

    Cons

    Employees haven't had a cost of living in 7 years, while they give every excuse wh. Oh y. Need to improve our safety, meet our goals. We met the safety goals and still no pay raise, meanwhile they are buying companies left and right and lining thier own pockets. As far as management goes, its who you know, or who your buddies with, not the best qualified. That goes on the lower levels as well. They have gone from giving bonuses for safety to firing if your not. Most employees are there because they can't find anything else. There is alot of tell you what you want to hear, and do something else. Its not about the employees anymore. Oh yeah, if they read this they would fire or write me up for this instead of improving anything if they found out who i was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your priorities straight, without good employees you are nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very rewarding opportunity to work with great individuals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Pike Electric Corporation as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well run orginization with top noch people

    Cons

    Low pay with contractor mentality towards the ENTIRE business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Much concern with family life as well as propessional activities. Super management personnel.

    Cons

    I found nothing to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not change a thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Groundman in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Electrical Groundman in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at Pike Electric Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Steady work that could lead to an excelant careear.

    Cons

    No vacationthe first year. Never any sick time or paid time off for ANY reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hireing your friends!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Pike Electric Corporation? Share Your Experiences

Pike Electric Corporation

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.