SRP Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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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. Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule Understanding Community involved Great 41K Great benefits

    Cons

    None, everything about this company is great! I wish there was a PERA club in the west valley area.


  2. Working at Savannah River Plant

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    Former Employee - Manager in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Aiken, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, long time employment (depending on federal budget) Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    High Stress, Managers have long hours sometimes, No overtime pay for higher managers depending on level of management

    Advice to Management

    Bring in resources to keep plant operating, Continue to keep treating personnel fair as you have in the past years


  3. great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and opportunities to move around the company

    Cons

    Work any where in the company except central reclamation services the foreman dont work and are out to make them selves look good when all they do is go to the gym on company time then take lunch and show up late and leave early and the manager lets this happens and makes excuses for them they lie and make themselves look good to the rest of the company worse place in the company because foreman and manager never felt so ashamed to work for a company because of highly paid supervisor to sit in an office all day and bark orders and contridic themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Send employees to supervisor training current and future supervisors


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  5. Steady work but requires lots of education

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SRP full-time

    Pros

    You can rely on a steady job, power company is not going anywhere so chances of layoffs due to restructuring are minimal.

    Cons

    They are HEAVY on degrees. To be a team lead, you require a Masters Degree. Compared to many other companies, this is not required. If you want to pursue higher level positions, you need to be prepared to fork out some bucks for school. It is VERY hard to move around within the company. You need to be a relative or a "good ol' boy" to get anywhere. Saw many people leave because of this - including myself. Got the same salary, with less education somewhere else. More education DOES NOT mean you are better at your job!

    Advice to Management

    Fire the people that need to be fired rather than keeping them around making everyone miserable. Force retirement to those that are of qualifying age. Offer better transfer opportunities within the company.


  6. Solid Stable Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SRP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Most colleagues are wonderful to work with. Longevity is possible here, many people are/have been here their whole career.

    Cons

    Very attached to the ways they have always done things. Some groups are VERY political. Takes a long time to get decisions & move forward on things. Too much time trying to build overall consensus & not enough decisiveness by leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions in a clear and prompt fashion - it would save a lot of time & money. Lead - have or find vision & don't be afraid to move away from the status quo, in a changing world the way we always did it before usually won't work forever, especially if the goal is to improve going forward.


  7. Best employer in the valley

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SRP full-time

    Pros

    Best workplace with incredible colleagues and low-stress. Family friendly environment.

    Cons

    A bit slow in decision making and execution

    Advice to Management

    encourage innovation and exploit immense knowledge of employees


  8. Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRP full-time

    Pros

    Great Work Environment and great people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of at the moment


  9. good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work and grow

    Cons

    no obvious cons at this time


  10. Helpful (3)

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot for an internship

    Cons

    Lots of driving but good otherwise



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