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Pinnacle West Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014

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3.4 8 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

Pinnacle West Chairman, President, and CEO; CEO, Arizona Public Service Don Brandt

Don Brandt

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A great employer really support employees with needed programs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsHelp me meet my educational goals.

    ConsYou must be aggressive to make it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Think Twice

    IT Professional (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe company has good benefits and the location is acceptable. They are trying to improve their culture.

    ConsThey are too byreaycratic and political. They are extremely slow to accept change. Leadership is focused on their own survival and retirement. Change and improvement are almost impossible, and if their is a cost associated to the improvement, might as well drop it. Looking for followers, not change agents.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your people, the right people. Hold them accountable for their decisions or lack of decisions. Invest in the future, as you have aged in regards to technology, culture and vision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The clock is ticking

    IT Professional (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGreat Customer Base, Well Run Base Power Plant, Great Field Personnel, Nice downtown working area, Good Cafeteria, Covered Parking downtown,

    ConsCost cutting is not a strategy, a long term tactic, or a new innovative idea. The current employees are literally unrecognizable from just a few years ago, but the media is strangely silent on the continuous layoffs that occur there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild the people of the company. They are the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The company has gone from great to sad.

    Professional (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsCompetitive salaries, good benefits, very competent front line employees.

    ConsThe culture in just a few years has become this being a great company to work for to a company where you just want to come in, do your 8 hours and leave it all behind. I made some great friendships and were involved in some amazing projects during my time at APS. It all started going downhill as a company when Mr Post retired. Loyalty somehow became a disdained attribute from leadership. When executive leadership was replaced by the new CEO, with what I call "gunslingers' the writing was on the wall. The capable and competent company from a mere few years back changed with the culture brought in by the replaced executive leadership. I actually heard a VP tell a mid level manager he must not be motivated because he had been with the company for over 15 years and must be content with the status quo. I was replaced by a program I implemented and was only told I was going to be replaced when a coworker and I responsible for the department budget discovered a shortfall in the pending year budget. As a retired military veteran I find no honor in this company or in the majority of mid range managers. The mangers and directors left after the vetting of leadership are for the vast majority, spineless "yes" persons (who I do not blame if they want to keep there jobs) incapable of an independent thought that executive leadership would let them implement if they did. I could go on

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign and give back the outrageous salaries and other compensation you have and are taking on the backs of your employees and customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company and people

    Reactor Operator (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsLarge organization, various opportunities, tuition reimbursement

    ConsShift work can be challenging, especially with forced OT days.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, Great culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsValues based corporate culture, really focus on taking care of customers
    Opportunities to learn multiple areas
    Great benefits
    Interdepartmental cooperation
    Good learning opportunity

    ConsSalary lower than comparable jobs elsewhere
    Difficult to get full time position
    No job security in what was previously considered a place to build a lifelong career

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a bit of a disconnect between customers and the company. Many people in the community do not understand the need for rates to be where they are, even though the company is very conscientious of offering energy at a fair price. More communication with customers to educate on where their utility bill dollars are being used could help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to build a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay scale is within the industry standard, constantly striving to improve performance and build relationships within the surrounding communities.

    ConsSince it is such a large company communication can sometimes be limited or slow although I have seen improvement in throughout the years.

    Advice to Senior Managementxxx

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company is on the move and is focused on its customers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood central location with pay being geared to individual performance. Culture of change is spreading across the company. Efficiency is being promoted which is good.

    ConsWork life balance is being lost in many departments with staff reductions and constant reshuffling of employees. Those that remain are often working extended hours to make up the difference. There is not a sense of job security which indirectly translates into saying how employees are being valued.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful not to burn good people out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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