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Updated Sep 23, 2019

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3.2
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66%
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52%
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Eskom CEO Brian Dames (no image)
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43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance, great employees(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good company, job security, training second to none in The Republic of South Africa(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "political interference, red tape is too much(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Bad executive-level management by a state-owned company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eskom full-time

    Pros

    High Annual Salary Low Working Pressure

    Cons

    General lack of accountability Bad management of individuals in the business Lack of strategic view on the company's bottom line

    Eskom2017-04-21
  2. "ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Ermelo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eskom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent training courses. Very good platform to build op experience. They do provide benefits.

    Cons

    The company is in a financial crisis. Big in dept. This makes it stressfull not knowing how long you still have your position.

    Advice to Management

    Corruption is the main reason why the company is in dept.

    Eskom2019-09-23
  3. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Ppc 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eskom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary is okey & have some benefits

    Cons

    B-BBEE is the downside of the company

    Eskom2019-08-19
  4. "Procurement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Johannesburg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eskom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    utility company, exposure, expirience friendly environment

    Cons

    political interference, red tape is too much

    Advice to Management

    yes a lot

    Eskom2019-09-02
  5. "Cable jointer"

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    Former Employee - Cable Splicing Technician in Johannesburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eskom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learning every dag I enjoyed doing cable jointing

    Cons

    Enjoyed everything by being a cable jointer

    Advice to Management

    Hard worker willing to learn

    Eskom2019-07-29
  6. "Company with good system and processes"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Johannesburg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eskom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Big company with over 48000 mega watt installed capacity

    Cons

    Politics in business make it difficult to do the right thing. It is a grat company runed by government.

    Advice to Management

    Remove government interverence and let the business do the right things for the right reasons

    Eskom2019-06-15
  7. "Energy Industry utility company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Advisor in Madrid
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eskom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging work, professional colleagues, long career history

    Cons

    Political organisation, affirmative action focused

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and recognise their achievements

    Eskom2019-06-26
  8. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Groblersdal
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eskom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    no hard pressure most people value culture

    Cons

    low payment and no growth

    Advice to Management

    investment in skill of employees such as training

    Eskom2019-06-05
  9. "Good experience, not much else"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Johannesburg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eskom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Big problems that need skilled people to fix them, so you'll def learn a lot

    Cons

    Everything else. Beauracratic, no promotion if white (you are told this explicitly), lots of people in high up positions that do nothing but cannot be fired, no room for growth. Low moral.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, they wouldn't listen

    Eskom2019-06-03
  10. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Eskom full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great employees

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted internally

    Eskom2019-04-07
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