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PECO Reviews

Updated June 23, 2018
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  • "Friendly work environment and opporutnity to learn" (in 11 reviews)

  • "PECO focuses on Work life balance, good benefit package and friendly people around everyday" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Love PECO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PECO full-time

    Pros

    I love PECO, its a great company

    Cons

    No cons, this is an outstanding company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Lineman"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Lineman in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Journeyman Lineman in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons are vacation and company holidays . There is also cool orange shirts to wear out in public.

    Cons

    There is no cons this the best place in the world to work . Management is the smartest in the world .

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work u guys really have a handle on how to manage a utility nice work .

  3. "Great place to work! great office and nice people"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PECO focuses on Work life balance, good benefit package and friendly people around everyday. Provide free lunch sometimes, usually once per month

    Cons

    Not too much advancement in term of career, always a trade off!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  4. "Engineering Co-op"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PECO full-time

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. Very friendly environment.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about this company,


  5. "My Personal Opinion"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Credit Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The compensation & Benefits is the best thing about working for PECO. I especially love the yearly bonuses. Also, because PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Utilities, you have the ability to not only move within the company, but you can apply for positions at the other sister companies as well, (i.e. BGE, ComEd, Delmarva) and still remain in the network.

    Cons

    Definitely the downside is there's minimal upward mobility. And because nepotism is prevalent at PECO, it makes it extremely hard to advance in your career.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to Management is to care a little more about your employees and look out for their best interests. I understand that we are responsible for our own careers, but sometimes we need guidance. No one got to where they are on their own, so remember that.


  6. "Apprentice Electrician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Bristol, PA
    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Bristol, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enjoy working with others in various settings and eager to discover new challenges.

    Cons

    Concerns of scheduling and not being scheduled to full 40 hours work week.

    Advice to Management

    Interested in expanding my skills and craftsmanship and becoming not only a team player but an asset to the company.


  7. "Gold-Coated Turd"

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    Former Employee - Customer Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Union job + decent (not great) pay
    -Occasional over time opportunities
    -Occasional events in which there's free food
    -Volunteer opportunities (although in the call center, they restrict your from attending almost everything while the other departments are free to engage in these activities)
    -Free junk such as gym bags, drawstring bags, etc
    -At best, this job is good too make some quick money. Save up all the while looking for something much more valuing and deserving of your efforts; this place is NOT it

    Cons

    -Paid slavery
    -Obsessive micromanaging
    -No work-life balance
    -Lack of trust in employees and no independence. Every week, they have meetings to notify us of new rules and policies that can get us fired (very encouraging to work somewhere that likes rubbing in your face how expendable they think you are).
    -Socioeconomic discrimination within the company. The call center mainly comprises of minorities many of whom only have a highschool education, thus when trying to network and branch out to other departments within the company, you're discriminated against simply for coming from the call center (despite your credentials, even if you hold a degree or 2 and years of experience)
    -Modern day sweatshop, literally. You're monitored and graded on your daily performance which includes length of calls, hold time, after call work, making certain statements, and how long you were logged out of the system. You get emails every couple of hours berating you about how long you've done this or that. It's very discouraging.
    -You're expected to perform like a robot and take hundreds of verbally abusive calls back to back in 4 minutes or less without getting burnt out (remember if you get overwhelmed and try to catch a breather, you'll get yelled at in emails and eventually get called in the office and written up).
    -Detrimental to physical AND mental health. The strict policies and lack of wiggle room to breathe and feel like a human will force you to be glued to your seat if you want to get a passing grade for the day. Many people have either developed muscle problems, or those who had pre-existing conditions got worse. The Draconian policies also tear apart your mental health, making it the most dreaded place to come to. Some fellow colleagues claim their doctors encourage them to find new employment as this department is exacerbating their blood pressure and anxiety

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves; you fail miserably at your jobs. There's no advice to give because you wouldn't take it. You only care about your fat salaries, not the quality of the work atmosphere of your employees. The whole management needs to be replaced. Maybe then there would be hope for the company.

  8. "Snr Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PECO full-time

    Pros

    Fast learning and good coworkers. Company highly promotes diversity.

    Cons

    Diversity growth opportunity still needs improvement.


  9. "PECO workplace environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative/team-oriented environment. All employees have a sense of being a part of something bigger. It seems a good majority of the employees here have been here a very long time which speaks to how this company takes care of its employees. A great community partner. PECO really gives back to the community we serve.

    Cons

    No cons to report out on.


  10. "Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at PECO (More than a year)

    Pros

    Above average Medical, Dental and Vision benefits with low deductibles
    Profit Sharing
    401K Matching
    Employee Ideas for improving company processes are valued

    Cons

    Pay is below average
    Performance Management is Subjective
    Employees often do not know where they stand
    Lack of Strategy or Vision from Senior Managment

    Advice to Management

    Use objective criteria for performance management so people feel confident in where they stand with the company and feel valued


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