PPL Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Great Company!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Allentown, PA
    Current Intern - Intern in Allentown, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Coming in as an intern, I expected to be doing a large amount of menial tasks (filing, etc.). PPL gives interns a great opportunity to complete meaningful tasks that help you learn along the way. In addition, I was given many opportunities to meet with high level executives, both internally and externally.

    Cons

    Technology isn't really a big priority here. PPL could certainly become more efficient internally. If you want cutting edge, try Google :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, and give the great people you have working here an opportunity for advancement within the company.


  2. Cooperative Associate Application Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Cooperative Associate in Allentown, PA
    Former Intern - Cooperative Associate in Allentown, PA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunity to kick start your career through the internship program at PPL. Gained valuable corporate knowledge and an understanding of the business process. Great pay, opportunity to meet and network with many professionals, and experience in a fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    Not many downsides. Work schedule for interns was not very structured. Often not given enough work. Lack of several good networking events. More information sessions would have been a nice feature.


  3. they really are good people to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPL

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    the time that they take with you

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say they were good

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing


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  5. Was an IT intern for PPL. Excellent internship program.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst Intern in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst Intern in Allentown, PA

    I worked at PPL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Internship program is extremely involved. You will meet executives, and see how everything works in a real corporate environment. The pay is higher than other companies. 98% of the workers are extremely friendly and mature.

    Cons

    Location. Allentown has great parts in one area, and then it's scary in the next. Berwick is an excellent little town, but there's nothing going on there.

    Advice to Management

    Intern program is excellent...don't stop it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Company is 10yrs behind industry

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

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and vacation time are good

    Cons

    Leadership has no prior experience, promotion based on popularity.qualifications are sadly over looked, especially at field manager lever.seems the worst employees have been given this role with little knowledge of actual work or skill in managing emoyees

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves , let peco take over and run the company they way it needs to be run.


  7. Wonderful Intern Experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities as an intern to meet with senior level management, take professional development seminars and work on significant projects that add to your professional story and that will make you very marketable when apply to full time positions. Wonderful company culture, everyone is extremely helpful and want you to succeed

    Cons

    The location is in Allentown, not a very good area. Some interns complained of not having enough to do. There is an older workforce but that will lead to more opportunities for younger employees as a lot of the older employees will begin to retire.


  8. Great with helping people getting more experience and skills doing a variety of difference jobs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A great company with strong ties to the community that is a good fit for me with the fast pace environment.

    Cons

    It help peoples who have a trouble background and encourage them to do better. They are very helpful with you getting a resume. It's only a temporary job that is for 9 months but do give good employees extendtions.


  9. Great company with a lot of long-term potential

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunities to try different jobs across different parts of the org., a lot of upward opportunity over the long-term, a great place to develop a command of the energy sector if interested.

    Cons

    Somewhat "command & control" culture (it will be some time before a culture of employee empowerment is estabished), lack of innovation (but remember, it isn't google), culture still feels very "baby boomerish" (and I am one), some departments are very "get it done," even at the expense of the long-term (but not a universal problem).

    Advice to Management

    As workforce ages out, culture will need to adjust with demands of a younger work force, keep this in mind. Also, leverage the creativity of younger staff to drive technology and process advancement


  10. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, TN

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    LG&E and Kentucky Utilities is a great company to work for. They have good benefits, and a great work environment. They really want their employees to grow with the company. It was like a second family, and I enjoyed going into work each day.

    Cons

    There are growth opportunities, but very few. I have seen many employee that where trying to move up in the company you have to leave, work somewhere else, and then get hired on in a different position.

    Advice to Management

    The company provides great learning opportunities. This company takes great pride in what they do and they care about the thought and concerns of their customers.


  11. PPL was great to work for

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

    I worked at PPL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Management was starting to become less experienced and making poor decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from employees and don't make decisions with your eyes closed and no evidence to back you up.



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