Meter Reader (Former Employee) – Klamath Falls, OR – August 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.
Pay is good after the probationary period. Some autonomy
Expensive insurance, Union (closed shop), rare advancement opportunities.
Engineering Support (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – July 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.
Stable employement during recessions
Low pay and benefits, often hostile work environment, Bully culture fights innovation and change
SAP PI Consultant (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – July 5, 2016
Learned so many things from Pacific corp team and management. Experience in implementation, support and migration Projects. Played a key role of onsite and off shore coordinator in a migration project. Good exposure in migration B2B interfaces from See burger to B2B Add –on tool, Worked on various EDI file formats like EDIFACT & ANSI X12. Experience in A2A integration with good knowledge of B2B integration using EDI, XML. Experience working with the EDI transactions for example Order (850), Order
Substation Foreman (Current Employee) – washington – November 19, 2015
Berkshire management has turned a good place to work into a terrible culture. Management cannot say a good word and is constantly reminding employees of how to be fired. Safe work is the result of skilled workers and not management. Think twice before coming to work here. Broken promises and managers that purposely undermine job satisfaction.
typical week, plan work for 16 control and electrical techs on day shift and 8 shift techs. Order parts, interface with operations and mechanical dept
Present, Control and Electrical Planner (Current Employee) – Point of Rocks, WY – November 11, 2015
Pacificorp has been a very good place to work and has allowed me to support my family. Looking for a change as with changing times and expectations work load is more than a single person can handle. Hiring freezes have not provided needed help. In the last couple of years I was required to be in charge of both the supervision of the electricians and plan the daily tasks. I accomplished this task but worked many extra hours, I do not mind putting in the extra time when required but not all the time.
Adequate pay, but poor workplace morale and benefits
Senior Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – November 1, 2015
I began at the PacifiCorp Customer Contact Center shortly after the company was taken over by MidAmerican Energy (Berkshire Hathaway). Ordinarily this is a time when jobs are cut, so this was a promising sign.
However over the years, what wasn't cut in jobs was cut in benefits and employee appreciation. Despite hours of meetings about customer service culture (Fish!, Service from the Heart) these initiatives were never followed through. Employees were never empowered to make changes; and when employees suggested changes they were met with outright resistance.
Many employees were afraid to leave during the rough economic times, because the company did pay decent compared to other companies, and were willing to take the benefits cuts. However, as the economy is getting better and our company is recognized as having the leading customer service of all national utilities, we are thanked with a combative President who demands more for less, and has all but said "If you don't like it, leave." Morale is at an all time low, and management does not care in the slightest.
If you don't mind keeping your mouth quiet, PacifiCorp might be a good fit for you. Don't rock the boat, don't say anything, don't question anything (even if the company is in the wrong), and you'll get along fine.
If you are someone that seeks a challenge, wants to see improvement, and wants to move up...move on.
Pay is better than other organizations
Benefits have been drastically cut. Poor morale. Very militaristic management.
There is no I in team and it takes a team to make things go smooth and safe.
Material handler, durinf lonfwall moves (Current Employee) – Huntington, UT – May 28, 2015
I learned a lot about belts in this job and enjoyed the challenges that it would bring. I liked the fact that my bosses knew that I would preform the job and go above and beyond what was asked of me. I enjoyed working with my coworkers and knew that we would watch over each other in challenging times.
Mailroom Technician (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – May 24, 2015
This workplace is flexible about time off, provides opportunities for growth, and the management is very attentive and positive. I enjoyed my time working here, and my co-workers were consistently supportive and fun to work with. There is a bit of a learning curve when dealing with the equipment and the data entry software, but overall everything was laid out simply and clearly.
Central location to great restaurants and cafes, opportunities for overtime