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Memphis Light Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. "Takes Time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Design Drafter in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Design Drafter in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Memphis Light full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Once you're in, you're in.

    Cons

    It takes FOREVER to get in.

    Advice to Management

    Quicker turnaround on resumes and applications.


  2. "customer service coordinate"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Client Service Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memphis Light full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy helping people being able to assist for the well being of people

    Cons

    The hardest part of my job was when I wasn't able to help

    Advice to Management

    People know matter what still need their lights air and heat


  3. "Auditor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memphis Light full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package including pension, vacation, holidays. Flexible work hours. Convenient cafeteria.
    Excellent personal and professional development opportunities. Tuition assistance. Supportive management.

    Cons

    There were very few. My experience prepared me for other opportunities outside of Internal Audit. However, I think there should be more ways to learn the various facets of other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop employees and address concerns. Offer more opportunities to learn other departments. Communication is great which helped me stay informed of everything going on at the company!


  4. "Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Memphis Light full-time

    Pros

    Great Company with excellent benefits

    Cons

    Politically tied to the city.


  5. "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Memphis Light full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low pressure, good coworkers, a lot of knowledgeable people available for support.

    Great benefits to go with average pay.

    Cons

    Have to deal with government rules and regulations.

    Lot of bureaucracy to deal with. Approval sometimes required by both board and city council.

    Little to no raises in last several years.


  6. "Senior Procurement Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cordova, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cordova, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Memphis Light (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, work hours, and compensation

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities, lack of professional development and inefficient management

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and be fair


  7. "A good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Technician in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Memphis Light full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good benefits. Advancement opportunities are available. We attempt to make every effort to please the customer. The primary goal is a reliable power system.

    Cons

    Some hiring decisions are questionable. There needs to be more efficiency in filling vacant positions. Some departments are severely understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Improve top down communications. Improve interdepartmental communications. Get staffing back up to effective levels. Keep job postings up until a position is filled.


  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Memphis Light (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    MLGW as a whole provides great benefits.

    Cons

    MLGW has limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Beware who you promote to lifelong positions in management.


  9. "Training Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Memphis Light full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits within the company

    Cons

    Technology Upgrades are needed due to being outdated

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade Technology


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Utility
    Current Employee - Utility
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Memphis Light full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, decent pay, ability to move up

    Cons

    old school management. management not open to new ideas

    Advice to Management

    be open to new ideas. do not be so close minded


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