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PECO Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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Denis P. O'Brien
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  • High stress and sometimes very long hours for long periods of time (in 3 reviews)

  • The job is well worth the drive (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "PECO workplace environment"

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    • 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.


  2. "Management"

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    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

  3. "Good place to work, good benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Small Business Consultant in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Small Business Consultant in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    care about their employees
    good benefits
    easy to get to location
    friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    typical of corporate job, its not what you know but who you know

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  4. "customer service representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good focus on the employee development

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on time management


  5. "Bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Benefits and beginning hourly pay

    Cons

    Will BS a reason to terminate you even if pregnant if your Supervisor isn't happy with your quota.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fire people on BS excuses when 7 months pregnant and 2 weeks away from maternity leave.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "call center representative"

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

    I have been working at PECO full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment with good pay

    Cons

    Demanding pace and regularly challenging customers

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in training to ensure that the call center representatives have all the tools they need


  7. "Good money, volatile workplace culture"

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    Current Employee - Underground in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Underground in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay

    Good Benefits

    Lots of downtime

    Allows for future career movement.

    Cons

    PECO underground has a culture of abuse, disrespect, incompetence, and backstabbing. Underground employees spend more time insulting one another, and attempting to throw one another under the bus, than they do actually working on electrical circuits.

    The level of employee entitlement is absolutely insane, and the fact that grown men making 6 figures a year, with no college education, who spend at least 2 hours on each end of their shift eating and goofing off, will spend the rest of their shift complaining about how "hard" their job is, is a disgrace. If you ever wondered why your PECO bill is so high, it's because most people are spending more energy trying to game the system, than they are trying to do quality work.

    First class mechanics are incredibly negative, and foster an attitude in the apprentices that the only way to be successful, is to be miserable, catty, and a cheat.

    PECO itself will refuse to get rid of those apprentices who are proven to be incompetent, and both management and HR are to blame. Numerous employees have repeatedly been involved in motor vehicle accidents, destroyed equipment, and failed skill assessments, yet are pushed through their apprenticeships, because HR is more concerned with having warm bodies, and fulfilling diversity initiatives, than hiring skilled and competent workers. PECO's HR department seemingly wants other employees to get injured, because they don't want to fire those employees who endanger everyone else.

    Management is largely toothless, and refuses to follow through. A number of supervisors are openly racist, and will only speak to those employees who are the same race as them, and making comments about other employees being unable to perform tasks due to their race. Supervisors rarely manage their teams, and are more concerned with keeping themselves out of the line of fire. Team members routinely harass one another, and supervisors allow it to continue, because they are too spineless to put their foot down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing incompetent people to be hired. Start actually managing your teams, stop allowing the culture of abuse and backstabbing to continue.

    HR doesn't understand what linemen and splicers do, so stop allowing them to dictate who is qualified to do the job.

  8. "General Engineer"

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    Current Employee - General Engineer in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - General Engineer in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, benefits and focus on Innovation. Utilities are her stable companies to be apart of. The operation would fail if it were not for the dedication of the employees. This industry has benefited fro. Very loyal employees.

    Cons

    Training needs work and expect long hours. You have take the initiative to train yourself. This industry has a sink or swim culture that is changing but it still there. If you want get things done. Don't be afraid to be persistent. If emails dont work show up to their desk in person. I'm undefeated when pop up in person.

    Advice to Management

    Develops better structure around trainning.


  9. "Great pay and benefits Questionable Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Underground Apprentice in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Underground Apprentice in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits here are great. And there is a lot of downtime

    Cons

    Working in the Underground as an apprentice most of the guys are great. Most of the foreman and supervisors had some experience actually working in the field so they understand what we go through on a daily basis but, there does seem to be a racist atmosphere here especially the way some of the older white first class guys treat the black apprentices. I've noticed it now on 2 occasions now where a black apprentice was being harassed and instead of the company actually doing something proactive about it they swept it under the rug and in one instance the actually fired the black apprentice! I just try and keep my head down and do my job because the pay and benefits are great but the integrity of this company is questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Peco preaches being diverse and treating everyone as equals but so far it seems the colored apprentices get treated far worse than we do and instead of just sweeping those issues under the carpet to try and keep their good image I would love to see management actually be proactive and tackle those issues because the same guys are getting away with harassment.


  10. "I like it here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning, good benefits, and exposure to a lot of different areas of the utility. A lot of experienced engineers who've been in the industry for decades.

    Cons

    Large workload, small staff. Not sure since I haven't been here for long but promotions seem political. A lot of behind scenes decisions.


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