AEP Reviews

Updated July 3, 2014
Updated July 3, 2014
117 Reviews

3.6
117 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 experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coal Equipment Operator  in  Cason, TX
    Current Employee - Coal Equipment Operator in Cason, TX

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

    Pros

    Great pay and time off

    Cons

    Difficult work during peak seasons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to meet your husband

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    • 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 3 years

    Pros

    I am a mediocre engineer and I've had several different jobs. Probably because I am mediocre. Benefits are good. Great place if you aren't smart.

    Cons

    I went to a second rate private school, so I lack the engineering knowledge that people who went to better schools have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for hiring me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My career at AEP was great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Functional Architect Senior
    Former Employee - Functional Architect Senior

    I worked at AEP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are good people and opportunities at all levels. The benefits are good, but work-life balance gets a little out of whack in certain jobs because of the emergency response. The phone company will leave your service out overnight, but the lights must go on.

    Cons

    Certain jobs, like line mechanics, have a good incentive for overtime. However, sometimes there is just too much of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because a person has a degree does not necessarily make them management material. Just because someone doesn't have the degree does not necessarily mean that they cannot be prepared for the challenge with some mentoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing job, amazing people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Associate  in  Hurricane, WV
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Associate in Hurricane, WV

    I have been working at AEP for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture, work force, a company that truly cares about its employees!

    Cons

    The disconnection between the front line employees and upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay involved in the day to day activities of your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Place to work at

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

    I have been working at AEP full-time

    Pros

    Very Friendly work environment, good incentives

    Cons

    Dont really have anything to complain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The job has been a very good opportunity. Working with both company employees and dealing with the customers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meter Reader  in  Wheeling, WV
    Current Employee - Meter Reader in Wheeling, WV

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

    Pros

    The team aspect that is promoted, as in my brothers keeper... We really look out for one another on a daily bases.

    Cons

    Not much, just some uncertainties of the transition from AEP OHIO to APCO...But it really seems we are headed in a better and more stable direction and has seemed to set a lot of employees at ease....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really , at each meeting they have been as helpful as to answwer any and all questions to the best of their knowledge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Brief but good... so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    The company has the resources to provide a good experience. They have clear goals, and are working within a very strict set of rules.

    Cons

    Training has been brief so far, and they have layer upon layer of systems in which information is stored where none of them talk to each other. "Change is coming" seems to be something that is said a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a proper internal review of touchpoints, and how information moves through the company. Efficiency is not something that seems to be considered from the vantage of all departments/employee groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AEP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, benefits, people and stability. Employees have a great amount of experience, since the average employee has been working at AEP for 20+ years.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind. Overall a great company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on cross functional collaboration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very challenging and rewarding ten years of progressive changes and roles.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator

    I worked at AEP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Had some of my most gratifying times at AEP. The company expected every employee at a high level and we were rewarded both monetarily and in our ability to grow our knowledge and skills.

    Cons

    Some silos existed that created some obstacles for those of us who were task oriented and problem solvers. Forced to relocate to Columbus, Ohio and leave family and friends.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    AEP Years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Supply Chain Operations  in  New Waterford, OH
    Former Employee - Manager of Supply Chain Operations in New Waterford, OH

    I worked at AEP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Supported me and my family for over 33 years. Very good job, good people and many challenges.

    Cons

    Our government has forced the hand of AEP to downsize due to all the restrictions on burning coal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the people who work for you. They have been and will continue to make AEP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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