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SRP Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
51 Reviews
3.9
51 Reviews
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Mark Bonsall
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good and stable company but very political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Fulfilling, rewarding, personal growth

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

    I worked at SRP full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    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.

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    Good culture, stable company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - 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
  6.  

    if you are in , you are in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Good first internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  8.  

    Solid company, responsible corporate citizen - a great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    SRP is a very old, very stable company that offers comprehensive benefits and ready access to any number of career development opportunities. This is the kind of company where career employees with 30-40 years of experience are not the exception, they are the norm - that speaks volumes about the company itself.

    Cons

    Certainly, as with any company, you might get a less-than-inspiring supervisor or manager. But the great thing about SRP is that movement within the company, even between the Power and Water sides of the company is not only not frowned upon, it's considered a healthy thing. So it is the rare employee who feels locked into their particular job. If you wish to move around, you will have that opportunity. That said, many who don't suffer a dolt for a boss wind up spending decades in the same role, satisfied. The work/life balance is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I happen to know the kind of man Mark Bonsall is and can say without reservation, he only wants to see SRP and its employees succeed. He's actively engaged in a constant process of evaluating the company's strengths and weaknesses, just as he did with impressive results in customer service when he headed that organization, and this can only bode well for the company. I expect the future will be stable for SRP, regardless of national or local economic factors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Conservative

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

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

    Pros

    Mostly friendly work environment. Great benefits, including education. You can to get your degree, partially paid for by the company. There are also opportunities for advancement for those that are motivated.

    Cons

    Although being conservative has contributed to consistent earnings and minimal losses during economic downturns, I believe the company has missed opportunities by being slow to adopt new technological advances. They have been content with following instead of leading the way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Big, bureaucratic, political environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at SRP as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting technology and engineering environment
    Friendly place, lots of staff engagement
    very flexible work hours
    laid-back work environment
    good pay
    drive / support for self-improvement
    hard to be dismissed

    Cons

    bureaucratic
    underlying good-old-boy network politics
    hard for anyone to be dismissed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay off once in a while - even if the profitability will support carrying dead wood, morale among the motivated suffers as less qualified sycophants succeed with political skill and capable \ effective staff is ignored for lack of perceived social grace (political skill).
    Restructure IT significantly. There are wildly too many silos; effect is that any team trying to accomplish anything crosses several - each thinking that it's the dog and the others are the tail. Each believes it defines process, artifacts (what is useful to produce), deadlines, etc. Tower of Babel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company but don't get too excited

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

    I have been working at SRP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits, specifically health insurance, are amazing and they still offer a pension plan. The company is extremely involved in the community which makes me proud to say I work there. Most departments are family friendly

    Cons

    It is impossible to change anything because everyone is so set in their ways. As a new employee, your drive and creativity can quickly be crushed. In addition, they won't fire anyone....which means there is a ton of dead weight and those with good work ethic are tasked with picking up the slack. In some organizations, promotion is based on who you know and not what you know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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