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Updated March 3, 2017
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  1. "ESB Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are very nice, easy to get on with and there is a good sense of family. Employees and their welling being are highest on the ESB agenda. Staff are well looked after and there is an excellent social scene. There is plenty of scope to move and progress your career if you wish. Scope for further training and education is excellent.

    Cons

    Big organisation and change can be slow. The culture can take a little getting used to if you are new to the organisation and are coming from the private into a semi-state sector. But its not really a bad thing or a concern it's just a matter of adjustment.

    Advice to Management

    In terms of staff, there needs to be more ESB employees as opposed to using vendors to augment the numbers as it can be challenging to retain the experience and knowledge that is gained by non ESB employees, which walks out the door at the end of their engagement.
    Contribution by ESB to health care for staff should really by incorporated into the compensation package.


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    "ESB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ESBI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very stable, the work is interesting and most of the people are very capable and professional. A good work-life balance is achievable and managers are generally flexible on working hours once the work gets done.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and slow as a company, and progression is difficult. The internal pay & reward structure is essentially communism, demoralising the hardest workers because they see minimal reward over and above lazy workers.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on aptitude, not just length of tenure!! Something has to be done to get rid of the dead weight too, although those tend to be the most heavily unionised people. More often than not they're just moved elsewhere in the company.


  3. "Surveyor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Surveyor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Surveyor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and good perks

    Cons

    A lot of travel and work outside country

    Advice to Management

    Take advice also from junior staff


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  5. "Secure, Low-risk employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Team Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Operations Team Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ESBI full-time

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility given early if it is sought. A broad expose to different aspects to the business is possible. Good work-life balance options and understanding of personal circumstances. Good sense of social/environmental responsibility.

    Cons

    Not very dynamic. Under-resourced. Unfair/unequal compensation for different types employee contracts for the same work. No performance based payments. Old school culture. Slow to adopt new technologies. Advancement/promotional opportunities very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Until the old-school culture is moved on there is no hope of keeping up with more modern companies and enticing younger people to stay.


  6. "ESB - Summer Intern"

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

    Pros

    Got a good range of experience, from desk work to going out to the sites most days. Nice to have variety.

    Cons

    Quite a political work place in my experience so need to wary of that.


  7. "Instrument Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Specialist in Multān (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Specialist in Multān (Pakistan)

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

    Pros

    For my better future and also want to work abroad.

    Cons

    Take care the DCS system administration, Plant DCS Teleperm XP and Simadyn-D.
    Program changing and modifying, System parameter setting, PLC’s management their Ladder diagram and programming, fault finding and trouble shooting, Calibration and maintenance of field instruments and analyser. Making & Implementing PM Schedule and guide for maintenance and calibration of all kinds of field Instruments plus analyser.

    At main plant Siemens DCS system “Teleperm XP”, which is included with Automation System (AS 620), MMI (OM 650), Engineering Station (ES 680) and governor control “SIMADYN-D” system. Gas Chromatographs and CEMS (Continuous Emission Monitoring System)

    Siemens PLC SIMATIC S5 family, such as (SIMATIC S5-95F fail safe) is used at Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine & HRSG (boilers) protection systems, SIMATIC S5-95U is used at HT breaker control system, SIMATIC S5-100U is used at Black start and ball valve control system and SIMATIC S5-135U is used at Fuel Oil Treatment Plant and soot Blower system and also familiar to use their hand tool PG-740 for troubleshooting, programs loading, taking back ups, EPROM Burning, modification and simulation.
    Allen Bradley PLC 5/30 is dealing with water treatment (demin water) plant and Citect is for its MMI

    Advice to Management

    write later


  8. "Job Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Career opportunities are not brillant


  9. "esb"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Esb is a good place to work and the staff are well treated. I would recommend it

    Cons

    There is a big focus in some parts on industrial relations which has negative impact


  10. "Good place to work but little progression"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great people

    Cons

    Little progression and senior management are very average

    Advice to Management

    Recruit at higher levels (pre SM2, level 7's and get better SM's from external)


  11. "The best ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely team all round
    Supportive management, very approachable and willing to listen and work with you to solve issues etc
    Nice hours

    Cons

    Only con was that it wasn't a permanent position! Would have gladly stayed on but unfortunately it was just maternity leave that I was covering.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!



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