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Pros
  • Great for work life balance, in most groups (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits and tuition aid program even though that is going away now that it is an exelon company (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • the lower level staff are treated like I imagine they were in 1950 (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Business Support Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly nice people, very convenient office in downtown Washington D.C., Headquarters.

    Cons

    Very staid culture, individually and collectively resistant to change. Do not invest in employee growth and development.

    Advice to Management

    Management has tried but failed to improve the corporate culture several times. As the merger gets underway, change management and retaining institutional knowledge will be key.


  2. "Pepco New Management Fellow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Government Relations in Washington, DC
    Current Freelancer - Government Relations in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Major Corporation Great Economic World System Government Relation

    Cons

    Corporate Corruption inside Customer Mistrust Environmental Hazard Insurance Fraudulent Activities

    Advice to Management

    Company Restructuring

  3. "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun with co workers. Overtime

    Cons

    Management is super micro. Mangers ruin your day everyday. Managers make overtime impossible to get

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of the field engineers busniess. Allow overtime. If no problems exist don't look for it.


  4. "Engineer 3"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pension
    Casual atmosphere
    Chance to rotate position
    Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Upper level management
    Bargaining Unit
    Favoritism
    Cronyism
    Diversity is just talked about

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends and hire the best candidate


  5. "Merger in progress"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pepco Holdings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is ordinarily a good company.

    Cons

    There is a merger pending. jobs may be lost.

    Advice to Management

    Morale is terrible right now.


  6. "Mind numbing and excessive corporate politics."

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    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good benefit package.
    Possible opportunities to innovate in a stagnant industry.
    Longterm company stability.

    Cons

    Management makes decisions based on corporate politics.
    That leads to really mind numbing, monotonous and inefficient daily tasks.
    IT is treated as a glorified help desk rather than a business enabler, and is run mainly by MBA style managers rather than relevant IT Leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school and learn how to lead developers teams and projects.
    Create a chief architect role/position to standardize and organize the insane amounts of disparate systems implemented within the company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Agonizing. Pepco needs to update their processes in all areas."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Forestville, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Forestville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, Location, Location whether in Forestville or DC great work locations. Right off of the beltway and DC is right off of metro.

    Cons

    Slow/no room for growth
    A lot of brown nosing is required or expected.
    The company is outdated on a lot of their internal processes.

  8. "Stable, good benfits, lack of growth opps."

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    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, good benefits - generally flexible with work schedules.

    Cons

    Lack of career development opps, limited advancement, week pay comparable to similar roles in other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Rething your hiring and promotions practices. The company is preaching "change" but continue to hold onto the "old gaurd".


  9. "Do yourself a favor - look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It beats being in the ranks of the unemployed

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities; gross over-compensation of senior management; constant reductions in benefits

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth with the people who make your job possible


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very difficult place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well, some of the benefits are good.

    Cons

    This is a very very difficult to work right now. A lot of the employees have been there for 20-30 years. Pepco is much disliked by almost everyone right now. They are focused on profit and have neglected some areas that have created reliability problems. Leadership says they have turned that around. The recent storm was a failure for Pepco in the view of the public and policy makers. Staff spends significant time and resources responding to hearings, etc. and attack. The focus is profit for the few. The environment if really depressing. Miles of cubes. Bland. I have never seen a culture like this. No birthday celebrations, nobody EVER takes off early, few people take lunch, and people sometimes never leave the building all day. It is very claustrophobic to me to stay in the building around cubes all day. The location is near metro, but very much in the city- noisy. Not a tree in sight.

    People don't seem to talk to each other. No common place to hang out. The kitchen on my floor is very unappealing-. No cafeteria. Noplace to gather or meet people from the rest of the company.

    The few top Executives earn literally millions. They talk about diversity ALL the time. But I do not see it. Depends what ethnic group you might be in. But they do talk about it incessantly. A lot of middle aged workers, which actually can be good. You ought to think very carefully about going there at this time. Historically Pepco has been a great company, Right now, terrible.

    Advice to Management

    where is the REAL diversity? Since the top people earn more than some countries, it hurts the little people. We are waiting to hear about "austerity" in the face of small rate increases, etc. But who is living austerely? The people earning millions? PULEASE!


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