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Updated May 8, 2014

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3.6 113 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

AEP President & CEO Nick Akins

Nick Akins

(42 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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
  • Upper management is blind to the average employee, they think every employee is in a white collar job(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 4 reviews)

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    Great benefits and co-workers, but IT resources are limited and systems are outdated.

    Administrator II (Current Employee) Charleston, WV

    ProsBenefits are competitive (medical, dental, vision, FSA, life insurance, etc.). Some departments allow flex-time and telecommuting. Educational assistance plan is great.

    ConsThe roll-out of the new "Culture" of AEP is a joke to most employees. Upper management is blind to the average employee, they think every employee is in a white collar job. They need to start valuing the physical employees who put their lives on the line every day. A lot of employees are leaving because of outdated computer systems and programs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know all of your employees, the ones doing the physical work, office staff, people who work on the boats.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too bad AEP laid off so many talented employees in 2013

    IT Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsWas a great company to work for, valued it's employees, excellent benefits, safety a big focus. Employees took pride in their work

    ConsNot working in Columbus held back corporate employees located at other locations

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice, but I think the 2013 re-alignment did a disservice to many hard working employees. Jobs that were posted as 'available to affected employees only' never really seemed to exist

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Be ready to work!!

    IT Software Developer (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsGood benefits, people are nice and friendly

    ConsOverworked, monotonous processes, senior level and supervisors are rude and arrogant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to hire people who are smarter than you! Don't underpay people - eventually they will figure out and leave for the company who can pay them their worth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5+ years management and engineering

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsBenefits, Salary, Challenges and Bonus

    ConsThe pros above are being continuously impacted (deminished) to a point where we are not a leader in industry.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearned as much as you want
    Scope of work

    ConsEmployees seemed miserable with management/company in general

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake your employees happier

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company if your job isn't affected almost yearly in company reorganizations.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsNice company but really needs to manage its budget.

    ConsUpper management has no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop with the reorganizations already!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossalary, friendly coworkers, safety culture

    Consbenefits being downgraded, upper management,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company for the most part

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsGreat benefits
    Great work/family life balance

    ConsCompany is facing major challenges thanks to our beloved U.S. EPA.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees for their performance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer II (Former Employee) Buchanan, MI

    ProsWorked with a lot of good people. As an engineer we had a number of interesting projects. Working in the nuclear industry offered a lot of advancement opportunities, because of the aging workforce.

    ConsThere was way too much bureaucracy. It was hard go get anything done, and slow. As a young engineer, this was very frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage. There are a lot of management, morale boosting, and other techniques out there. Use them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Keep your nose clean

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsThe company has pretty good benefits and a fair work environment. The opportunities are there if you are willing to work.

    ConsManagement can be narrow minded at times and be prepared to move if asked. Failure to relocate can stifle all your opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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