SRP Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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Mark Bonsall
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Pros
  • SRP is a solid company that promotes a great work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • A lot of training, works with you're schedule and tuition reimbursement is definitely not a bad deal (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • nepotism, private club to get promoted (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Sorry I Left SRP

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    Former Employee - Communications and Public Affairs in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Communications and Public Affairs in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at SRP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    SRP (Salt River Project) is the people's company. It was formed in the early 1900's as a necessity. Someone had to manage the flow of water into the Phoenix area, as well as the hydro-electric power generated by their series of dams on the Salt and Verde rivers. SRP employees are their customers, and vice versa. This is a GREAT place to work. Annual raises are determined by MBO (Management by Objective). Employees are not subject to the whims of CEOs or sole proprietors. I'm sorry I left. It's a tough world for the self-employed.

    Cons

    Because raises or promotions are determined once per year at SRP, the notion of constantly pleasing "the boss" is moot. All the butt kissing in the world won't make a bit of difference during the other 11 months. Therefore, it is real easy to get "fat and satisfied" in your job. Because SRP is a not-for-profit public utility and a federal sub-division, they have tons of money. Therefore, it's easy to get spoiled with huge equipment and operations budgets. Maybe not a "Con", but certainly fuel for waste and apathy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SRP is very progressive in their hiring and new employee orientation. Whether in the hourly workforce, middle or upper management, if there is a new trend or better method of management, SRP is usually on top of things. The down side of this is the practice of hiring outside consultants seemingly more often than consulting existing employees who are close to the situation. I'm not saying to stop the practice all together, I just think employee loyalty would improve if they felt they had more ownership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company

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    Current Employee - Engineer Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at SRP

    Pros

    Learned a lot for an internship

    Cons

    Lots of driving but good otherwise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Best company to work for

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    Former Employee - Transformer Serviceman in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Transformer Serviceman in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at SRP

    Pros

    It was the best employer that I had ever worked for, even though I never got selected for an apprenticeship program. Great pay, very good for vacation time, very good sick time compensation also. Health coverage was the very best. Ample opportunites for advancement.

    Cons

    Office politics was bad. If you're over 45 years old, forget about getting selected for an apprenticeship position, even though you meet all of their qualifications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Web Designer

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at SRP as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great compay to work for. My manager, Linda is great to work for. The team is great to work for as well.

    Cons

    There are no issues with this position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Good and stable company but very political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRP

    Pros

    Flexibility, compensation, benefits, peers and time off

    Cons

    Politics, laziness, too many buddies and friends working together and advancing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold employees accountable and raise expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Fulfilling, rewarding, personal growth

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    Former Employee - FP&A in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - FP&A in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at SRP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Diversified structure; many opportunities to embrace new learning and personal growth; approachable hands-on management; dedicated financial professionals; great internship opportunities.

    Cons

    Slow to adopt new technological advances. Some project leaders do not have a background in engineering or utility industry experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Harvest the abundant sunshine in solar power! Instal solar-power rooftops in company car park areas!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great place to work but not very diversified in opportunities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRP

    Pros

    Challenging work and assignments in the engineering field.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for minorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify opportunities.

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good culture, stable company

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    Current Intern - Student in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Intern - Student in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at SRP as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the pay is competitive and the culture is a good place to be for a career. Consistent work schedule each week, so no weekends or inconvenient late calls.

    Cons

    Is very difficult getting into the company. Once in, it is a long process to work up the corporate ladder. Many employees have been here 40+ years, which is good and bad. The culture is very traditional at the company. No real innovation or significant changes to employee benefits or incentives to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the ways that work could be performed more efficiently. More incentives or flexibility for employees would surely prompt better results and more innovation, and cut overhead for many departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. if you are in , you are in

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    Former Employee - Distribution in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Distribution in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at SRP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay which includes the annual bonus
    flexible time 10 or 9 hour days in some departments
    tuition reimbursement
    work life balance

    Cons

    nepotism galore
    middle management
    politics is the name of the game
    education and outside experience is not transferable
    accountability is lacking within the divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train and diversify middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good first internship

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    Current Employee - College Intern Technical in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - College Intern Technical in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at SRP part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    SRP pays interns well, and they're generally very flexible (depending on your manager). They take lots of interns from ASU. You will also earn tuition reimbursement after 6 months which is very valuable. It was my first technical job and a good introduction to IT.

    Cons

    There's a lot of bureaucracy and many hoops to jump through. The software development work is just internal enterprise applications, which aren't new, exciting, or innovative. The work is rather bland. I was sometimes not impressed by the caliber of other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Especially in IT, upper management needs to react more quickly to industry trends. SRP's IT department is probably 5 years behind the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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