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  1. "Clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Clerk in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at El Paso Electric (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company, and very interesting

    Cons

    Just a few opportunities


  2. "EL PAso Electric"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at El Paso Electric (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    None so far, everything is great.

    Advice to Management

    Non applicable.


  3. "Energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Local company if you decide to stay within the region.

    Cons

    Real Poor Management across the company in several departments that are critical for the Transmission and Generation.

    Advice to Management

    Management need more education on how to really manage departments and deal with their employees.


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  5. "One of the best companies in El Paso"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 hours.
    -Good pay.
    -Great people, but sometimes under bad administration.
    -Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    -Too much time wasted in the office.
    -Too much office drama.
    -Supervisors can be really demeaning towards personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Involve your interns in more strenuous projects.


  6. "Mechanical Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at El Paso Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall I had good pay and good benefits which I didn't have to pay a great deal for ...
    For those who staying long enough, the pension is good and not likely to go away (various reasons). An overall good work environment. Very good safety record.

    Cons

    Maintenance budget had been cut a few years running and the shortfalls were catching up to us. A company is always trying to do more with less, but in a company where reliability and availability are a must, you can't push budget cutting to the point it hurts production.

    NO OT - Of the employers I've had in the power industry, there is a 50/50 chance each would offer overtime to salaried employees in cases were the work required went well beyond proper management of a professional workload. EPE was not one of them.

    Some friction between the Union and Management. There was occasionally unnecessary agitation on both sides. Overall not too bad though.

    The VP to whom we reported projected an air of negativity.
    The mission and values statements felt rather empty.

    Advice to Management

    If you want a job done and done right be willing to commit the resources to get it done.

    The company would benefit from a more mutually beneficial relationship with the union (you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours). This requires cultivating that relationship all of the time, not just around contract negotiation time.


  7. "System Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Systems Analyst in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Care Systems Analyst in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at El Paso Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family Friendly & a great place to work until retirement

    Cons

    There is no clear progression plan! One needs to be implemented.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a clear cut progression plan


  8. "Review - El Paso Electric"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Administrator in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at El Paso Electric (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong Community Involvement.
    Good long term possibilities.
    Considered one of best employers in area.

    Cons

    Some employees, hired long ago, want to cling to "how it was".

    Advice to Management

    Provide a more clear and clean way for employees to register complaints against direct management...without the information being provided back to person the employee is filing against.


  9. "Unwillingness to change."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company is very stable. Aside from a few weather related hiccups the company is very stable. If stability and security is what you're looking for this is the place to be.

    Cons

    The company has too many layers of management. This leads to inefficiencies that arise from a deficiency of use of such management.

    The ability of moving up the latter is very limiting as well. It seems as if management only hires their friends for many positions.

    The company is also unwilling to change outdated business processes. Management hinders innovation in the workplace by abiding to the philosophy of "if it's not broken why fix it" when in reality there are many parts of the company you can improve.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. There is a rather large disconnect from your frontline up to the managerial positions.


  10. "Great. but too much bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at El Paso Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    best company in town. best pay in town

    Cons

    not alot of ways to grow. not alot of oppurtunites.

    Advice to Management

    please hire people that know how to lean not manage.


  11. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at El Paso Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability is great. Benefits and salary are very good.

    Cons

    Top heavy in upper management for such a small company. There are VP's with only two employees under them!

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at middle to upper management staff. It is very top heavy!
    Some of the managers are still using the old "union vs management" mentality.
    The outlook of the company is positive as the CEO genuinely cares about the employees.


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