AEP Reviews

Updated May 8, 2014
Updated May 8, 2014
116 Reviews
3.6
116 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
  • 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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  1.  

    Great benefits and co-workers, but IT resources are limited and systems are outdated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator II  in  Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Administrator II in Charleston, WV

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 A lot of employees are leaving because of outdated computer systems and programs.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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too bad AEP laid off so many talented employees in 2013

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not working in Columbus held back corporate employees located at other locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be ready to work!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Software Developer  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - IT Software Developer in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at AEP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, people are nice and friendly

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    5+ years management and engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at AEP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Challenges and Bonus

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Get all of the information

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AEP as an intern

    Pros

    Learned as much as you want
    Scope of work

    Cons

    Employees seemed miserable with management/company in general

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees happier

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at AEP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice company but really needs to manage its budget.

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop with the reorganizations already!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AEP

    Pros

    salary, friendly coworkers, safety culture

    Cons

    benefits being downgraded, upper management,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company for the most part

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great work/family life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees for their performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer II

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer II  in  Buchanan, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Buchanan, MI

    I worked at AEP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage. There are a lot of management, morale boosting, and other techniques out there. Use them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Keep your nose clean

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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