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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. "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


  2. "Stable but dated company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Intern in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Meralco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working culture, Friendly people, Off work activites

    Cons

    Low salary,
    Poor benefits.
    Low compensation
    No free food

    Advice to Management

    Improved staff benefits.


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  5. "Thank God For Still Having A Job!"

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    Former Employee - Power Systems Protection Engineer in Pasig, Palawan (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Power Systems Protection Engineer in Pasig, Palawan (Philippines)

    I worked at Meralco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Corporate values like teamwork and malasakit never dies. MERALCO Employees are dedicated and hard-working people, willing to do more beyond their duties and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Office politics could be your greatest enemy. Life-Work balance may be at risk when assigned at Operations

    Advice to Management

    Please take initiative to know the main reasons why most of the best engineers and technicians in Operations have decided to leave. Definitely, something needs to be done.


  6. "Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meralco full-time

    Pros

    fun working environment,training ground for others.

    Cons

    cutting long working period,contractualization,salary difference between the fresher and the existing employeehas been a big difference


  7. "Electrical Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Mesa (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Mesa (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great worklife balance
    Competitive bonuses and benefits
    Annual Salary increase

    Cons

    Career growth will depend on your office and team assignment. The development of skills is concentrated on specific teams only.
    Many cases of job mismatch

    Advice to Management

    Focus on skills of the applicants and ensure that their skills match the job position


  8. "Good company but poor with interns"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Meralco as an intern

    Pros

    They give interns/OJTs with seminars and proper briefings about the company. They assign the interns to different branch near to their home if possible.

    Cons

    Jobs for the interns are not ready. My experience is that when I arrived at my office, my supervisor didn't have anything for me to work on, so I was idle for some time. Luckily, the other supervisor made me help the other interns so that I would have something to do


  9. "no career growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secret in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Secret in Pasig City (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everyone is kind, and working environment feels like your second home

    Cons

    no career growth. politics driven. no opportunity

    Advice to Management

    value those who are really working hard and not just the upper mgt.


  10. "The best place to retire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meralco full-time

    Pros

    fun work environment, good health benefits (with own hospital) and other employee perks (e.g. shuttle service, loans), free parking and access to gym and sports facilities

    Cons

    upper class personnel are extremely rewarded, while middle to lower class employees are pushed to their limits to achieve the company goals without reaping any rewards at all


  11. "Golden days are over."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Defensive Industry Company - it won't go down anytime
    Great Work Environment
    Great Co-workers
    Workload very manageable
    Good Benefits especially Health and Loan

    Cons

    Traditional Style of Management
    Sub-par Salary compare to Engineering Industry
    Seniority Complex

    Advice to Management

    Meralco is an engineer company you should cherish it engineers to have a very competitive salary pay.


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