SRP Reviews

Updated June 4, 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. Best employer in the valley

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at SRP full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. 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


  3. good company

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

    I have been working at SRP

    Pros

    great place to work and grow

    Cons

    no obvious cons at this time


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Sorry I Left SRP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  6. Great company

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

    I have been working at SRP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot for an internship

    Cons

    Lots of driving but good otherwise


  7. Helpful (2)

    Best company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transformer Serviceman in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Transformer Serviceman in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at SRP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good and stable company but very political

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

    I have been working at SRP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, compensation, benefits, peers and time off

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable and raise expectations.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Fulfilling, rewarding, personal growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FP&A in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - FP&A in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. 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 Management

    Diversify opportunities.


  11. Helpful (1)

    if you are in , you are in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Distribution in Tempe, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    train and diversify middle management



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