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Dominion Energy is a great place to work
Supervisor Nuclear Station Procedures (Current Employee) –  Dominion, VASeptember 26, 2017
A typical day at Dominion Energy begins with safety first. Every meeting is required to have a safety topic or briefing and prior to performing work or task assignments a prejob brief is conducted. Task are assigned based on qualification which are verified and procedure use and adherence is essential in every aspect of the job. Supervision briefs all individuals on any emergent or changing task and at the completion of a task a post job critique is performed to capture lessons learned for improving/correcting the process. The most enjoyable part of my day is interacting with my coworkers during the safety briefs and knowing that every employee is situated for success during the day.
Pros
Benefits, competitive pay, recognition of employees, involvement in community projects and diversity initiatives
Cons
Rotating schedules, long hours during outages
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Good environment
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Chantilly, VAAugust 30, 2017
You're not micromanaged. You know what your task is and you're allowed to get that done. People are very nice and willing to help you when you need it.
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Great company
Training Specialist (Current Employee) –  Dominion, VAAugust 29, 2017
Great company to work for new name is Dominion Energy. I would recommend this company to any and everyone. They have a lot to offer to employees in terms of benefits.
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To help keep custimer's lights on by offering payment plans or extentions
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, VAJune 9, 2017
A typical day was completing customers request for connects, disconnect, transfers, extentions, payment arrangemets, general inquiries about bills. Discusing whatever concerns the customer was calling about. I learned to be patient and confident to let the customer know that their concerns mattered and to give the customer my full attention and appropriate responses to their question or concerns.
Pros
To keep the electricity on in all seasons.
Cons
To do our best to work with customers to maintain service.
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job security and training available
Const Projects Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Petersburg, VAApril 4, 2017
Good work environment- Dominion had all necessary equipment for me to do the job effectively ( Ex. Computers, office set up, training when new procedures were implemented.
Pros
Monday-Friday usually but work overtime as needed when outages occur
Cons
Some Supervisors were weak- promoted by the good old boy theory
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why
Electric Transmission Contractor Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Dominion, VAMarch 31, 2017
The company has a lot of different jobs. There are times that you are expected to work non stop and a lot of extra hours. I worked 35 years but decided it is time to try another job.
Pros
none
Cons
none
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good expereience
SQL Database Administrator (Former Employee) –  Dominion, VAMarch 22, 2017
good place to get a career advancement. The management staff is extremely understanding and helpful. what you learn here can lead you to a wonderful future.
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Great work place
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Richmond VirginiaJanuary 31, 2017
Designed the system that identifies customer behavior patterns. This customer data helps company to better understand and respondto customer’s needs.
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Productive and diligent
Associate Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJanuary 19, 2017
My experience at Dominion was great as far as the work environment as well as everyone I worked with. Management was great. I simply just felt that programming wasn't my most productive place in IT for me so I decided to look for other options and help with spending some more time taking care of my now 1 year old son.
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Great place to work
Supervisor, Northwest Regional Operations Center (Current Employee) –  Dominion, VADecember 6, 2016
Great place to work. People genuinely care for your well being and want you to succeed if you put in the necessary work. Opportunities for advancement exist.
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No work/life balance and company doesn't care about you
Essential personnel (Current Employee) –  VADecember 2, 2016
The company tells you they support you and help you succeed, but they can easily say and not do. The company promotes work life balance but denies the employees the right to equal work life. The management only cares for themselves and the brown-nosers that can kiss up to them and there bosses. Worked there five years and have gone above and beyond and management cares more for the slackers than the actual worker getting job done. New comers talk highly about company but no experience. Senior personnel will tell you the truth. The company gloats to be the best, but be better working at McDonalds probably get better respect.
Pros
pay is good
Cons
no work/life, extensive hours, and tons of traveling at any time.
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Advance as you prove yourself.
Meter Servicer field rep Retired (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VAOctober 24, 2016
At Dominion Virginia Power every employee has the opportunity to advance as they acquire more experience, from entry level to senior management.

This company has an exceptionally keen focus on safety.
Do your job, follow the rules, don't break stuff or hurt yourself and you're good.

Employee mix, mutts in a dog park, all walks of life.

Many supervisors and managers have worked their way up through the ranks, so they tend to be better connected with the realities and challenges of working in the field.
Some are just climbing the ladder and don't care about the chaos they leave in their wake.

Hardest part of the job,
Management Mud slides downhill.

Most enjoyable part of the job was being away from the office most of the time and being trusted to carry out your duties as a professional.
Pros
Job security, excellent advancement and training, good pay, reasonable benefits.
Cons
Good employees may suffer because of the few who abuse the system.
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Productive and nice place to work
Graduate Intern (Former Employee) –  Dominion, VAOctober 18, 2016
DVP has the Most friendly environment ever. A very competitive compensation is provided. Great work and research are being done.
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Challenging work environment
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Dominion, VASeptember 28, 2016
Working in the power generation field was exciting and always a pleasure working with professionals.
Working at a Nuclear installation that generates electricity was demanding, but always interesting to see how the plant operates. Working with steam turbines is a specialty.
Pros
Excellent pay
Cons
The project always comes to an end
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I learned some great skills here
Telecommunications System Engineer (Current Employee) –  Dominion, VAJune 20, 2016
The opportunity here was something that I was looking for to sharpen my skills. I hope to continue my career in utilities telecommunications
Pros
Fantastic expreince
Cons
contract position
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Over All Satisfaction as a Customer Service Rep with Dominion
Energy Advisor (Former Employee) –  Dominion, VAMay 7, 2016
Customer Service Representatives,are the main artery to a successful company. Being a good listener with a caring and supportive attitude, plays an important role in any Company's Success.
Pros
Enjoyed assisting customers and other departments as needed
Cons
Unfortunately, you can not resolve every customers issue.
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Wouldn't work here
Electric Distribution Project Designer II (Former Employee) –  Dominion, VAApril 14, 2016
Management is good old boy system and not good to minorities and women per experience. Not paid as much as non minority and treated poorly from experience.
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Project Team Lead - DVP Training and Development (Current Employee) –  Dominion, VAMarch 31, 2016
The company is a very well-structured organization with numerous opportunities for growth. However, employees are required to move locations on a regular basis.
Pros
Leadership
Cons
Location unstability
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A shadow of what it used to be
Senior Business Performance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAMarch 27, 2016
Dominion was once looked at as a GREAT place to work and is now just GOOD. Dominion is a financially strong company with a myriad of opportunities to grow and learn different skills. I joined Dominion when they had a pension plan, unfortunately they do not offer that anymore. There were a bunch of other perks related to vacation, parties, health care policies, and general morale that have deteriorated over the years. Dominion's salaries are a bit below market value but their value proposition used to be that it was a stable utility and your job was secure. Over the last 10 years I have seen 3 large layoffs, and now the mantra seems to be "do more with less". A large part of the compensation plan for non-union employees is the Annual Incentive Plan (AIP). for individual contributor it could be 8.5%-10%, Supervisor and senior level individual contributors are 12.5%, project managers are 15%, and manager 20% of your yearly salary. Unfortunately the goal structure to earn this bonus cannot be effected by individuals or even whole departments. Its is mostly driven by the earnings per share, which is largely weather driven.
Pros
Opportunities for advancement, great benefits, stable company, excellent training
Cons
unceartain bonus environment, layoffs, low salary compared to peers
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good work place
underground lineman (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMarch 6, 2016
fun plac e to work. advancement always available overtime ample, work force well trained. people very nice.clean trucks, well mainted property
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