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AEP Reviews

Updated January 3, 2015
Updated January 3, 2015
132 Reviews
3.7
132 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I felt that the company treated the employees well--great pay and benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • The benefits are good, but work-life balance gets a little out of whack in certain jobs because of the emergency response (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The disconnection between the front line employees and upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • Some of the down sides to working for AEP would be long hours and lots of over time on weekends, holidays, and midnights (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Horrible - Transmission Field Worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Substation in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Substation in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at AEP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good medical plan but lousy dental and vision. The monthly costs you pay for the dental and vision coverage doesn't cover enough on certain procedures, you end up paying a large out of pocket sum.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy, one employee could have up to four supervisors at any time and with neither of them communicating with each other, confusion is always present. Most managers and supervisors have been given their positions by the "who you know" method and not by education or experience. The company continues to downsize to the point of overworking employees and enforcing a completion time for projects with minimum employees performing the work. This creates dangerous situations and impedes safety practices and if an accident does occur the employee is terminated. They say they have a "stop work" program, but if you invoke this practice the supervisors become infuriated and create inappropriate jobs for you to accomplish. They are only there to fill their pockets, not perform a service to the community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train you managers better or send them packing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Discrimination filled

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maint Mechanical in Brilliant, OH
    Current Employee - Maint Mechanical in Brilliant, OH

    I have been working at AEP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I really don't know if there is any

    Cons

    Extremely long hours weekends holidays forced overtime poor training no tools
    Poor management no leadership
    Working side by side with drunks and company does nothing about
    Unsafe and dangerous working conditions
    Asbestos arsenic mercury lead chromium

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over get quality people be honest grow balls

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Scheduler in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Project Scheduler in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at AEP (more than a year)

    Pros

    Close to home. Can work flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Management is inept and spineless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a handle on what's really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    AEP Lies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Design Tech II in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Design Tech II in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at AEP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for AEP

    Cons

    They are a bunch of lying, backstabbing,cheater

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    live up to what you tell your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A waste of 10 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at AEP

    Pros

    Depending on the department: My supervisor is very flexible when needing time off or short notice vacations. It really depends on who you work for and what side of the business you support.

    Cons

    Where to start?! The CEO (Mike Morris) is all about the shareholders. He could care less about the environment or his employees. As long as the money grubbing shareholders are happy, he is happy. Distribution is ok to work for. This side of the company isn't so shady. Generation is a beast. Too many "good boys" working for upper management who do not deserve (or have the education) to hold their position. Forget about promotions or raises- been on a hiring freeze for 4 years. Unless you are a suck-up or have a friend who is higher than you, you will never go anywhere up in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all of your current upper management and directors. Hire EDUCATED people who can run the company based on need and not own personal wealth. You are a utility- act like one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run Run Away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AEP Unit Operator in Moundsville, WV
    Current Employee - AEP Unit Operator in Moundsville, WV

    I have been working at AEP

    Pros

    It is one of the few good paying jobs in my area of the Ohio Valley. Many of the employees are good people.

    Cons

    Poor management to say the least, constant promotions of unqualified people. Lack of people, leadership, constant forced overtime. Poor working conditions, company first people, last policy. Management doesn't know company policy and/or laws. No honest or ethical people in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote educated, honest people in positions, that know and understand policy. Be honest with the employees and don't be afraid to admit you're wrong when mistakes are made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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