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Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Typical Corporate America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, etc). Training and development depending on the department. Friendly coworkers in direct department.

    Cons

    Salary depending on the department can be on the lower end. Good old boys club attitude. Typically family or friends are hired when they are not the best qualified. Due to recent corporate transition there is much uncertainty and employee movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually use employee satisfaction survey results. Hire the best qualified candidates. Evaluate promotions especially at management level. Improve overall diversity especially in senior leadership. Actually live by the corporate values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Weigh the good with the bad

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

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Training is great. Great co-workers as well.

    Cons

    Typical corporate issues Management has a lot of turnover and not a lot of hands-on knowledge. Decisions are made based on personal interest, which is not always a good thing. Many people seem to be scared of being fired for speaking their mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good pay & benefits but older culture of top down management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Their pay & benefits are still good including their time-off policies. Large number of employees reaching retirement age so advancement opportunities should be on the rise.

    Cons

    Management talks about valuing employees input but most don't walk the talk. Lots of changes going on and you never know when your job may be eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to employees on the front lines of areas you're making decisions about. It will improve the success of your decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good working environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    Good pay, good networking events.

    Cons

    Not as much work as I would like.

  6.  

    Good internship experience that opened other doors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at PPL as an intern

    Pros

    Strong internship program, great pay and good people. Real projects with real implications.

    Cons

    Management. Things can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be as judgmental, improve relationships with low level employees and be sincere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stable but no forward vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, do very well at taking care of people and working through various issues to get the work requirement done. while I cannot speak to the union workers, on the nonunion side the management tends to stay flexible with work schedule.

    Cons

    The division I work in tends to react to issues rather than thinking about how to mitigate them in the first. IT and Operations have a lot of Red Tape between them, and the sense of urgency is often not there. Workers usually start as temps with no benefits for a year or more. After which the next move is to Specific Professional which is basically an internal temp, with bare basic benefits, medical, but no dental, very little vacation time, and no more over time but you're now expected to work a minimum of 45 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay of your workers, we seem to keep losing people over it and the training of a new person takes months till their productivity really replaces someone. Lets focus on more work from home benefits and if IT cannot get something done in 7 months, lets start looking to replace them rather than making excuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fair and competetive employee benefits

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

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    competetive salary, health benefits, vacation beneftis, development opportunities

    Cons

    job functions are limited and don't provide for cross function growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    As an intern, not too much to do or learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Allentown, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Allentown, PA

    I worked at PPL as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, relaxed environment, nice facility,

    Cons

    Didn't learn a whole lot as an intern. Not very up to date on new systems, was not given very much responsibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good pay, good benefits, behind the time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Associate in Allentown, PA
    Current Intern - Marketing Associate in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at PPL as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, corporate lifestyle

    Cons

    Location, behind the times, Internal IT services are laughable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work, just nothing to do after work and poor pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    The people are all respectful. Corporation is committed to safety and compliance. The company's management will take time to talk to employees at any level of the org chart.

    Cons

    The people are all respectful. Corporation is committed to safety and compliance, even at the expense of making money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RAISE THE WAGES. PPL does not pay a market wage. It also shows a huge bias toward external candidates at the expense of passionate and committed internal candidates

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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