Arizona Public Service Company - Okay company with decent pay, not as good as it used to be...... | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Arizona Public Service Company
There are newer employer reviews for Arizona Public Service Company

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

"Okay company with decent pay, not as good as it used to be......"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Design Engineer III in Tonopah, AZ
Current Employee - Design Engineer III in Tonopah, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Arizona Public Service Company full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The work is relatively easy and very few of the departments require overtime, so it can be expected to head home at the normal time each day. Vacation / Paid Time Off (PTO) is better than most companies and compressed work weeks are routinely offered. Pay and potential bonuses are slightly higher than the industry average.

Cons

With the work being relatively easy, it is not very challenging and gets to be rather mundane. Recent upper level management changes have taken decision-making abilities away front front-line employees and lower managers, with decisions coming only from the top. This has resulted in a culture of increased micro-management, decreased value of front-line employees, and unrealistic goals being established by upper management. The company values, culture, and employee morale have deteriorated consistently for the the last 3-4 years.

Advice to Management

Upper level management is making too many decisions and setting unrealistic goals. Front-line employees and 1st/2nd level management should be empowered to make the best decisions while staying in line with the high-level goals/metrics. Employee morale must improve in order to retain talented individuals, otherwise they will leave for better opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for Arizona Public Service Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fossil Generation Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Fossil Generation Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Intern - Fossil Generation Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arizona Public Service Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, they treat the interns really well and really want to draw you in.

    Cons

    NEO Program (New Engineers in Operations), as engineers we want to work on the engineering side of the company not the operation side. Since all new recruits are funneled into this program it leaves you with little choice about your career path at the beginning. They promise you can move around once you are finished with it, but it makes more sense to let the employee decide prior than training him for 2 years and having him moved later.
    With all the contractors running around lately it makes me worry about the job security of the in house engineers. The desire to contract everything out is ridiculous and does not promise the job security people would like to have. This is maybe one reason why they are funneling all their new hire engineers into operations and not the engineering department.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off all the engineering department and contracting it out... half your problems come from that. every new batch of contractors that come in have to learn the equipment setup before they can work. This leads to inefficient and scattered trains of thought not to mention they make the work way more complicated than needs be.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Once was a great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frontline Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Frontline Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Public Service Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    40 hours a week thankfully

    Cons

    No chance for advancement unless you kiss butt and drink the cool aid

    Advice to Management

    Learn about running a power company. Start improving the morale and start to practice what you preach. We don't trust upper management. Stop promoting people for jobs they are not qualified for.

There are newer employer reviews for Arizona Public Service Company
There are newer employer reviews for Arizona Public Service Company

See Most Recent

Work at Arizona Public Service Company? Share Your Experiences

Arizona Public Service Company
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or