Pike Electric Corporation Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
10 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.1
10 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Pike Electric Corporation Chairman, President, and CEO J. Eric Pike
J. Eric Pike
4 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Pike sucks on a good day

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were decent. Allowed to roll over 1 week yearly of vacation time. There are good people that work at Pike, people that try to do the right thing and treat their crew with respect. If you have a family, know that you are on call 24/7/365, you will miss important events like Chrismas, your kids first steps etc.

    Cons

    Pike is known for screwing their employess at any given chance. Don't waste your time showing dedication to them, becuase at the end of the day, they do not care about anyone. For all you Pike guys still working that may see this, when you decide to quit, make sure you cash your vacation time out ahead of time. Normally when you put in a notice, they tell you to go ahead and go home they don't need you which screws you out of your vacation time because you were fired. Meanwhile they are running many crews with only 3 men but they say "We will have a full crew next week". LIES LIES LIES! Management care only about the $$$. Storm work overtime does not begin until you have worked your regular 40, while other companies start overtime when you roll out. Trucks break down constantly! Not much opportunity to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I realize that you are running a company to make money. When you have dedicated employees you should take a look at the big picture. Just remember, what comes around goes around Eric.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    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 a 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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Outstanding People

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

    I worked at Pike Electric Corporation as a contractor (more than a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  7. 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    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
  9. 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 Contractor - Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Contractor - 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
  10. 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    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 a 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.