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Hawaiian Electric Company Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Not enough vacation time provided.
    No annual bonus.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Entry Level Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Entry Level Engineer
    Former Employee - Entry Level Engineer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Salary. Benefits. Job security, many stay at HECO for their career.

    Cons

    Older company. Slow to change. Bureaucratic. Divisions do not necessarily collaborate well as they are interested in protecting their area of responsibilities.

    I was unable to find ways to progress my career and did not have the best leadership. (This probably varies depending on area of company.)

    Advice to Management

    Develop/promote/hire next generation of employees; especially those that show potential.

    Years of experience does not necessarily make people the best fit nor qualified to become leaders/managers.

  3. "Relatively good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is low for mainland standards, high for Hawaii standards. Good job security - I've never heard of anyone being fired.

    Cons

    Management cautious and indecisive to the point of being ineffective.


  4. "Manager"

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    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


  5. "Great working environment slow on changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hawaiian Electric Company full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and a very nice environment. They are all about safety.

    Cons

    The company is very old. They have a very traditional culture that is very hard to change. One of them is being slow. Whether it is emails or technology.

    Advice to Management

    Should not shrug off young, bright, and talented employees. Always trying to find solutions, but doesn't realize that there is great talent under management.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Leadership dedicated to doing what's in best interests of customer
    Collaborative, team-oriented work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes company is a bit risk-adverse

  8. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a competitive work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Parking is very limited and when available fairly expensive


  9. "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.


  10. "HR Consultant"

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    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.


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