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Dominion Resources Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Dominion Resources Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II
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  • Not a lot of room for advancement, some mgmt in place is not qualified (in 6 reviews)

  • I think it may be a little hard to advance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dominion Resources full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Opportunities, Safety, Educational, Training, Pension

    Cons

    Sometimes staff expectations are slightly too high, but only slightly.

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't give advice to management in a blanket statement, it's made up of individuals.


  2. "Good company to work for, depending on your boss and department."

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus by the James River. Nice facilities and cafeteria. Company sponsors many local activities and charities.

    Cons

    Some very difficult personalities. Certain managers don't pull their own weight. Things move slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Gather anonymous feedback from all employees. Do something to foster teamwork.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Hostile work atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dominion Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solvent pension. Used to have a defined benefit plan.

    Cons

    Tense work environment. Workplace bullying is prevalent and supported. Haters of our nation's heros. My supervisor constantly badgered me about my reserve status even though My military service was completed years prior.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a more current Management style. An inclusive culture draws out the best in people. You would be surprised what employees are capable of in a culture of collaboration and mentoring. Stop professing your love for our nation's veterans only when you are short on staff for the most dangerous and dirty jobs.


  4. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dominion Resources (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn about the electric utility business. Opportunity to take on challenging projects and assignments. Good work life balance and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Progression was slow and it seemed like regardless of performance they tried to keep all the engineers compensation around the same target based on years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your best talent and leverage their skills to develop and retain your future leaders


  5. "Dominion Resources Millstone Station"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Waterford, CT
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Waterford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good. Employees are generally professional and desire to perform with excellence. Safety culture is very good.

    Cons

    This job can require nights (all night) and weekends at the plant with lots of time, money and schedule pressure. Fear of being blamed for something can be toxic. People may spend significant time and energy protecting themselves from future blame with emails, hand written notes, condition reports etc.

    Advice to Management

    VP level is excellent. Senior management (Director Level) can be adversarial and militaristic. Managers and Supervisors are generally competent and professional. Its better to help your employees excel than to beat on them.


  6. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Bridgeport, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. Benefits are very competitive. Enjoyable working environment. Very good retirement package. On-site amenities were above average, meaning they had more than other companies I've worked at.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons. I am forced to write to least twenty words in this space in order to submit my review.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  7. "Management is fake, good ole boy system"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Cove Point, MD
    Current Employee - Technician in Cove Point, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home, Pay is nice when you work overtime

    Cons

    They force you to work alot of overtime, they treat women poorly, it doesn't matter how hard you work or how good of a job you do - if you're a female, you are not going to be recognized or promoted. Hard to get promoted - they'd rather bring new people in making more money than current employees,

    Advice to Management

    Instead of always preaching about diversity and equality, you should try practicing it!

  8. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Legal Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Legal Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the type of work I performed while in this position

    Cons

    There was no room for advancement


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Applications Architect in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Applications Architect in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work environment and challenging

    Cons

    Due to location of office not being located at headquarters, options to move up were limited


  10. "Hello"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Henrico, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Henrico, VA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment with a lot of opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Distance to work can be far depending on where you work.


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