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Pepco Holdings Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Bargaining unit employee"

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Overtime, Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Management is terrible! A lot of favoritism! Training a joke! No certifications! The unions a joke! No protection! Only have 401K retirement! I work here for ten years. Would not recommend!

    Advice to Management

    Management is the problem! The buddy-buddy system is terrible at PEPCO. It all starts with at the top of both you Underground and Over Head departments. You have management that are fishing buddies with bargaining units. And the take care of their buddies and mistreat the rest of the employees that are fishing buddies. Makes for Terrible and hostile work environment!


  2. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pepco Holdings full-time

    Pros

    -Not too demanding on resources
    -Good opportunity for growth in engineering, construction and other areas
    -Good access to executives
    -Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    -Not a ton of accountability
    -Many "old school" employees who are not motivated to innovate or think outside the box

    Advice to Management

    -Be careful not to let the Exelon merger have a negative impact on corporate culture

  3. "Business Support Manager"

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    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.


  4. "Beware of the Union and 7th Floor"

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

    Pros

    The other departments at Pepco are not bad.

    Cons

    If you want to work with people that want nothing better then the 7th floor at Pepco DC is right for you. You will never move up if you get grouped into the normal day to day. The rest of Pepco is very nice. They look at you funny when you get off on the 7th floor. Its embarrassing.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the 7th floor (billing). You have some great people there.


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Glen Mills, PA
    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Glen Mills, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pepco Holdings (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    New opportunities with Merger with Exelon.

    Cons

    Management not recognizing skill sets and putting people in jobs that don't add value or make employee happy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to legacy employees. Your way is not always the best way or the right way.


  6. "Engineer III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for work life balance, in most groups.

    Cons

    No uniform policy on flexible scheduling, or working from home, etc. If your manager or supervisor is a jerk then you don't the same perks as your peers. Rotation program made it hard to move around within the company as most lower level engineering jobs are only placed via the rotation program and once you rotate, you are not consulted about rotating again.


  7. "Great"

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

    Pros

    Benefits including medical, dental, and vision
    Profit sharing, 401k
    Union
    Located in multiple states
    Drug testing
    Health screening
    Employee open door policy

    Cons

    There are no cons for this company. It's a great place to work for. Many benefits and very diverse. Multiple advancement opportunities and great benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Internship"

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

    Pros

    Fantastic learning experience! Everyone was so helpful and welcoming. They have stayed in contact and are very helpful for future career paths

    Cons

    It has a quiet work environment


  9. "Merger just happened"

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    Former Employee - Officer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Officer in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Pepco Holdings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Utilities are generally stable companies with great benefits & pensions

    Cons

    Exelon just acquired Pepco Holdings. There is a fair amount of reorganization going on. Lots of chaos. This will pass but it remains to be seen how Exelon will be as an employer- They will be laying some people off short term.

    Advice to Management

    Mercy, People are NOT interchangeable.


  10. "Engineering Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepco Holdings full-time

    Pros

    The salary is good for most positions, medical benefits as well

    Cons

    the company doesn't value employees as much regardless of your performance


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