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Meralco Reviews

Updated December 30, 2016
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Manuel V Pangilinan
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Pros
  • open to professional development of employees; good work life balance; the people are its most important asset; (in 7 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "nice experience.., i learn a lot of things while on the company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "CIT Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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  5. "Relay Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "stable employer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Stable but dated company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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


  8. "Electrical Engineer Trainee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    valuing integrity
    they work as a family
    team player

    Cons

    having some insecurity
    sometimes they are so much strict with regards to time


  9. "meralco review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Meralco full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, nice working environment, competitive people, good package benefit

    Cons

    no enough trainings, work are routinary , minimal development for employees

    Advice to Management

    management should see to it that there is a contionus improvement for it employees and should always review on their work


  10. "MERALCO Power Camp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MERALCO Power Camper
    Former Employee - MERALCO Power Camper
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Many opportunities for learning and networking
    -Exposure to the business
    -Relatively high salary compared to most internships, plus lots of freebies
    -Increased awareness on the energy distribution industry
    -Fun and interactive
    -Lots of talks and coaching sessions from MERALCO employees of different levels
    -Opportunity to add REAL value to the business

    Cons

    -None. This is the one of the best internship opportunities a university student could have.


  11. "Specialist Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meralco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great mentors
    - Leadership opportunities (even for some younger employees)
    - Engaging work
    - Growing industry
    - Learning opportunities (technical, managerial, even self-help)
    - Great benefits
    - Wide campus (with office buildings, banks, wellness center, gyms, etc inside)
    - Free parking

    Cons

    Given that this is a huge company (of over 5,000 employees), bureaucracy can get in the way at times. Regardless, management is doing its best to decentralize control and enable employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! The industry is changing at a rapid pace, and I admire your flexibility to adapt.


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