Engineer I (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – May 7, 2017
Dominion Virginia Power is the primary electric utility in the state of Virginia. Working in the field of electric utility distribution, Dominion has plenty of valuable opportunities including design, project management, construction, engineering, and customer relations. Working in any of these positions requires the ability to work together with different individuals and teams both internally and externally. The work can be challenging but doable as long as time management and organization are prioritized.
Supervisor Nuclear Station Procedures (Current Employee) – Dominion, VA – September 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.
Benefits, competitive pay, recognition of employees, involvement in community projects and diversity initiatives
To help keep custimer's lights on by offering payment plans or extentions
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – June 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.
To keep the electricity on in all seasons.
To do our best to work with customers to maintain service.
Associate Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 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.
No work/life balance and company doesn't care about you
Essential personnel (Current Employee) – VA – December 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.
pay is good
no work/life, extensive hours, and tons of traveling at any time.
Meter Servicer field rep Retired (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – October 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.
Job security, excellent advancement and training, good pay, reasonable benefits.
Good employees may suffer because of the few who abuse the system.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Dominion, VA – September 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.
Senior Business Performance Analyst (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – March 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.
Opportunities for advancement, great benefits, stable company, excellent training
unceartain bonus environment, layoffs, low salary compared to peers