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Hawaiian Electric Company Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, established company. Company undergoing a transformation and is involved in leading edge policy.

    Cons

    Regulated by the Public Utilities Commission and therefore progress is often stifled by politics and policy making.

    Advice to Management

    Development of staff for future


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Be nice to everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiea, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiea, HI

    I worked at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially if you start on the BU side.
    Great people to work with.
    Fairly large company with a small company feel.

    Cons

    Some people hold grudges.
    Conflicting directions for the future.
    Old boy network in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste time and resources trying to fix the things that aren't broken.
    If a new policy or procedure is clearly not better than a previous one, someone needs to speak up.


  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Great Benefits, salary and retirement opportunities.

    Cons

    Executive Managers need more people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Train your Managers to work with their people.


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  5. "HR Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, lots of training classes offered

    Cons

    silo management, some managers not qualified for their positions.

    Advice to Management

    promote & hire qualified employees.


  6. "Working on change"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Kailua, HI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kailua, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Executive leadership is working to change the 'culture' of the company.

    Cons

    Culture change is difficult since those who have been with the company for many years do not like to change their ways. Some supervisors are excessive in micro-managing their subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to take a deep down look at how things are done and how changes can be made.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee - 8 years in IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Good benefits and competitive pay
    * Job security -> not sure what will happen if NextEra purchases the company though

    Cons

    * Very political
    * Lack of employee engagement with management (i.e. reasonable employee feedback isn't taken seriously)

    Advice to Management

    What's needed is to create an environment where employees feel their input is valued.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Although it's one of the largest employers in Hawaii, it still seems like a family. Most of the people are great to work with. The company promotes the education and advancement of its employees and is very concerned with employee safety and health. Pay and benefits are outstanding. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Company could possibly see many changes if it is bought out by NextEra Energy. Also some inefficient business processes for which there are clear solutions that never seem to materialize.


  9. "Assistant Power Plant Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Power Plant Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Assistant Power Plant Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company and easy team/group to work with.

    Cons

    Supervisor was pushing hard for work to be completed faster than a normal pace.

    Advice to Management

    Set time aside for supervisors to speak with employees about the work load and compensation.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Is this the same company that I knew?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Partial traditional pension for new hires, traditional & Roth 401K available, relatively generous compensation, great health and miscellaneous benefits packages.

    Cons

    Very old company-still stuck in the 20th century, loves to consume paper at staggering rates, slow/no promotions or growth opportunities, lack of interdepartmental communications, accountability at a minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for employees, not against adversaries. WeConnect only works when everyone is acknowledge for their contributions, when its due, and to give a solid reason why we need to have more pride for who we work for. I don't think I've ever seen any employees ever wear their company t-shirts in public on a weekend when we don't have a company sponsored volunteer event?


  11. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and most areas are pretty flexible if you have a family obligation/emergency. Lots of opportunities for volunteer work.

    Cons

    Not sure direction the company will be taking if it goes through a likely merger.


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