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Meralco Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • open to professional development of employees; good work life balance; the people are its most important asset; (in 8 reviews)

  • fun working environment,training ground for others (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary scale and progression, work is streamlined and there are few opportunities for innovation due to roles (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Power System Protection / Substation Head"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substation Head in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Substation Head in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meralco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great and goal oriented company that supports your technical and career growth. Keeps employees motivated by providing learning and financial stability.

    Cons

    There is no negative comment i can think of.


  2. "CIT Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meralco full-time

    Pros

    * Good health benefits which are extended even to qualified dependents
    * Gym access
    * Shuttle service within the HQ and to several locations outside
    * Recreational events for employees
    * Great exposure to the electric power industry

    Cons

    * A tech company which doesn't value tech workers much
    * Severe salary disparity due to longevity
    * Severe salary disparity between management and rank-and-file groups
    * Bundling training to acquisitions are preferred over budgeted training

  3. "Relay Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meralco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is very challenging. You are exposed to the substation equipment which you usually troubleshoot and upgrade. The work is both mental and physical, therefore, you do not only need to be smart, but you also need to be physically fit.

    Cons

    The nature of work is not for long term. You are physically drained every now and then therefore, which is best for young engineers only.


  4. "nice experience.., i learn a lot of things while on the company."

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    Current Employee - Lineman in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Lineman in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company and nice person beyond

    Cons

    when i took to the hospital because of minor accident

    Advice to Management

    more power and more blessing to come


  5. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Internship in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meralco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, have much more opportunities especially for Engineering students, have fun with the employee, You can learn a lot of stuff about network and electronics. Weekly safety precautions. Safety is their priority.

    Cons

    No allowances for interns and they are not allowed to use the gym.


  6. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Stable company. Long term.

    Cons

    Favoritism. Performance based on tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Rotation of staff and executives


  7. "Work-Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Meter Engineer in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Meter Engineer in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meralco (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good health benefits.
    - Nice people

    Cons

    - Sub-par salary for a prestigious company.
    - Monday to Saturday. Only 1 day off. No holidays.
    - Incompetent bosses. Promoted only by association.
    - No training for growth.
    - Compartmentalized job roles. No growth in knowledge.
    - Good for 2-3 years experience. After that, ditch this company.

    Advice to Management

    - Increase compensation to technical staff like CPAs and Engineers
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  8. "Best yet Worst"

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    Former Employee - Encoder in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Encoder in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meralco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Friendly supervisors and co-workers. Many free foods. Nice environment

    Cons

    12+ hours work day. Especially in province. They are requiring their employee to work 12 hours a day and additional hours during Saturdays. Too many work loads given to one person. Promotions is not clear even if work there for 10 years!

    Advice to Management

    Love your employees. Love electricity. Hire more people other than your family members and friends. Please say no to corruption


  9. "stable employer"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    open to professional development of employees; good work life balance; the people are its most important asset;

    Cons

    bureaucratic; sticking to centuries old policies; old blood

    Advice to Management

    current employees might be looking for mor flexible working arrangements; need to venture to up-to-date technologies


  10. "Stable but dated company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Engineer in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Energy Engineer in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Meralco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is generally ok

    Cons

    Low salary scale and progression, work is streamlined and there are few opportunities for innovation due to roles

    Advice to Management

    Please do something to retain your top talent


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