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Productive work place with continual training.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 3, 2017
Each work day was different from the day before. There might be several outages due to weather or traffic accidents. Customers would call about a high bill, or to start or stop their service. Daily tasks could be stressful but management would always be there to help alleviate that stress by giving agents time off the phone to handle back office work. Both management and my co-workers made my job enjoyable.
Pros
Company Parties and Contests
Cons
Working overtime when there were outages.
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Tough Place to Work
IT Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 18, 2017
Not a sophisticated IT org. Energy companies move slow. Held by a venture capital holding company so they are looking for steady revenue, limited investment. Business moves slowly.
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Toxic Environment
Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  ORJuly 17, 2017
Get in to experience in the utility industry and get out. Upper management has created a toxic environment to work in. Benefit cuts, layoffs as company produces record profits. Will not hire and promote within.
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One of Oregon's finest companies
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 13, 2017
My experience working at Pacific Development, a subsidiary of PacifiCorp was one of the best I've had in my career. PacifiCorp is a fine company that supports many community organizations.
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worst company to work for!
Journeyman Lineman (Former Employee) –  Riverton Valley, WYApril 24, 2017
Being a journeyman lineman means nothing with company... you have to retest with their tests... the management is shady... you can get fired for anything at any point in time. As if this job isnt stressful enough, you have to worry about losing your job if you did something management didnt agree with. They dont care about you... your just a number to them. Its sad when construction companies treat ya better then a utility... glad Im over and done with this company...
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Not what you know but who you know
Plant Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTApril 4, 2017
I've worked for this company for 15 years seen it in a downward spiral ever since Mid American took over, I've seen highly qualified people apply for jobs passed over cause they didn't have the connections or relatives on the inside , more times than not that's the only way you're going to get a job with this company 100 percent good ole boys club.
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
To many to list
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Horrible place to work
Journeyman Estimator (Current Employee) –  UtahApril 4, 2017
When something goes wrong the first reaction by management is place blame, not how to fix this, it is who do we go after.
Don't just take my word for it. Take the word of all of us on this thread who experienced it first hand. Go somewhere else you will be much better in the long run.
This is a horrible place to work.
Pros
Hourly wage
Cons
I don't even know where to start..
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Be careful, look elsewhere unless your desperate.
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  WyomingMarch 1, 2017
The only thing good to say about this company, is it pays well. The health care is extremely over priced, especially if you have a family. The moral and the friction between management and workforce is the worst I have ever seen. The Union there is also the worst I have ever seen, one president embezzled the other a self serving bully. Job security is non exsistent, constant talk of closing. Management is pathetic, only caring about their bonus, nothing about the work force or maintaining anything adequately. One last note, union contract is up shortly, would expect to lose even more.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Poor union, super high health care, poor work ethics, super greedy management, etc, etc.
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Great Environment with Good People!
Transmission Operator (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 24, 2017
Wonderful company that has many brilliant and awesome men and women in it. It is a laid back environment, and even on the most hectic day, stress is pretty low. Management is always striving to improve practices and training, and the System Operators and Field Crews are very dedicated to getting the job done correctly.
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This Company has Troubles
Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORDecember 31, 2016
Be leery before you apply. Corrosive work environment. No respect for employee work ethic or commitment. People are leaving like rats from a sinking ship. Be very careful
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Utility Company seeking it's regulatory return
Business Specialist (Former Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 11, 2016
PacifiCorp is a successful utility company that will always receive its 10% return each year however it is many times at the cost of employees working harder, and with less satisfaction.

It can be a very stable work environment where you can have a long career, but there may not be much growth or overall job satisfaction. Most employees will say that they can come and work in a mostly free environment however management often is not transparent in how they want to operate and grow.

I wouldn't say that there is a lot of creativity going on in this utility company.
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Review PacifiCorp
Manager, SAP HR & FI Functional Support (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 29, 2016
Is a good company to work for but they are going through a major personnel changes. Are currently in the process of outsourcing many IT functions.
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Great Exposure
Workforce management (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 28, 2016
Good environment to work. Lot of learning exposure in metering world. I enjoyed working here.

Nice team work. People are very helpful and co operative.
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You are required to be a drone.
Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  Klamath Falls, ORAugust 17, 2016
The compensation is decent, however, the insurance is extremely expensive. You MUST join the union and pay union dues. You are tracked on GPS at all times. You get ridiculed for any mistakes you make. They tell you who to vote for, where to shop, and if you aren't a lineman, you are not important.
Pros
Pay is good after the probationary period. Some autonomy
Cons
Expensive insurance, Union (closed shop), rare advancement opportunities.
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It really depends on the department.
Procurement (Current Employee) –  oregonAugust 17, 2016
Overall poor culture. VERY VERY DIS-ENGAGED with staffs needs, constant turn over and lack of management trying to fix the staffing shortage. That's all.
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Very Disappointing
Sr. QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 15, 2016
No Work Culture at all- Treat Contractors very badly. Management is very bad, no proper planning, want contractors to work extra hours but they dont pay for those extra hours.
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Bully culture of old boys and girls club
Engineering Support (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 11, 2016
PacifiCorp is run by an old boys and girls club of bullies. When a contractor or FTE leaves the company because of the bullying, a high-level engineering manager bad-mouths them to the local engineering firms, damaging their career. If you take a job there, your mental health and career will be put at risk.
Pros
Stable employement during recessions
Cons
Low pay and benefits, often hostile work environment, Bully culture fights innovation and change
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Learned so many things
SAP PI Consultant (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 5, 2016
Learned so many things from Pacific corp team and management.
οƒ˜ Experience in implementation, support and migration Projects. Played a key role of onsite and off shore coordinator in a migration project.
οƒ˜ Good exposure in migration B2B interfaces from See burger to B2B Add –on tool, Worked on various EDI file formats like EDIFACT & ANSI X12.
οƒ˜ Experience in A2A integration with good knowledge of B2B integration using EDI, XML. Experience working with the EDI transactions for example Order (850), Order
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Good compensation, average benefits and limited advancement opportunities.
Sr. IT Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 12, 2016
Stay on the good side with management and work hard and you will do well. Benefits have seriously eroded under Berkshire Hathaway.
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Excellent Coworkers
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTFebruary 8, 2016
I enjoyed working at PacifiCorp and with the remarkable people that are there. Work life balance is pretty good, though they treat their own better than they treat contractors.
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