Dominion Energy Reviews | Glassdoor

Dominion Energy Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
251 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Dominion Energy Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II
Thomas F. Farrell II
101 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "People work life balance financial security" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Competitive pay and benefits and they have an aggressive strategy" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance, advancement opportunity" (in 10 reviews)

  • "no cons as such to work with Dominion VA Power" (in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "A great and neat place to work."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Waterford, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Waterford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dominion Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally good pay and benefits for everyone.

    Work isn't too hard or stressful for most (though outages can get a bit crazy at times). Generally though, the pace is very steady and manageable.

    Lots of good people and coworkers.

    Cool place to work.

    Cons

    Outages can get a bit wild for most. Thankfully, they only last about a month per year.

    Communication and planning can get spotty at times.

    Nuclear work culture isn't for everyone. It's not like working anywhere else.

    The pressure, stress, and workloads of the outages can turn some good people into rabid warewolves, especially some managers. Thankfully, once the outage ends, the workloads are deliberately reduced for several weeks after and everybody goes back to normal.

    A higher than average number of work-related and OSHA recordable injuries, especially during the outages.

    Advice to Management

    There's a lot of preaching about the importance of safety and the site's safety culture, but sometimes, especially during the outages, where time and deadlines are of heavy importance, shortcuts get taken by some and good people can and sometimes do get hurt. Don't let the temptation of bonuses get in the way of other peoples' well-being. Fully live and embrace the safety culture you guys preach about so often. Giving it 80-90% isn't enough in a place like this. It needs to be 100% at all times.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package, fair compensation, very stable company, good management training programs

    Cons

    there can be lots of bureaucracy, can take a long time to advance

  3. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Groundman
    Current Employee - Groundman
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dominion Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good money, Room for advancement, Union

    Cons

    Non-union tries to burn you, not all the guys might be your type of guys, overtime schedule is very demanding

    Advice to Management

    let the guys get it done


  4. "Ops Dept"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dominion Energy full-time

    Pros

    pay, mostly easy work, 7 days off a month

    Cons

    continuous training, accepted laziness, sexism, rotating shift work

    Advice to Management

    don't settle for subpar performance or accommodate the weak links


  5. "Decent company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Operator in Freeman, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Operator in Freeman, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dominion Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off is pretty good

    Cons

    Company has been cost cutting and will do even more in the future

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget about your people, they are the real reason your company has been successful.


  6. "Nuclear Security Officer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Mineral, VA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Mineral, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dominion Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security: There are a bunch of guards and plenty of opportunities to make money if you can find ways to waste time, day after day.
    Pay: This position pays more than a standard security job.

    Cons

    Security work is boring.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity is always the hot button issue because nepotism has run rampant in places like NAPS.


  7. "Customer Service Representative"

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

    I have been working at Dominion Energy full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good, good supervisor, and great support

    Cons

    Quality Assurance Monitors always having some problems and micro managing

  8. "Engineer II contract (software)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dominion Energy full-time

    Pros

    Professional type of people, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Only for people who like to read lengthy user manuals 8 hours of each day and have nothing else to do. It is not a job for anyone who wants to design anything. They like you or they dismiss you at any instant.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible corporate culture."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stooge in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Stooge in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dominion Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good money. Good coworkers and bonuses.

    Cons

    Everything else that matters. Life.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees. If you run every body into the ground you are left with a heap of cheap and ashes.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Project Designer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Designer II in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Project Designer II in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dominion Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and low deductible.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if you’re a woman. The good old boy system still exists there and you are treated like you’re never going to be good enough because of your gender. What’s worse is management knows about it and let’s it go on. If you’re anything other than a white young male, good luck. Stay away from design.

    Advice to Management

    It’s 2018. Pay attention when you get a complaint and treat all people the same. Its still doing on today. Don’t just show commercials about how you have diversity. Actually do it. Start in distribution design. It’s not about what you say, it’s about your actions.