AEP Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
116 Reviews
3.6
116 Reviews
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AEP President & CEO Nick Akins
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company but little corporate oversight of field offices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay and experience, little turnover

    Cons

    Little corporate oversight of field offices, many workers work long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of the ivory towers and go out into the field to engage with workers more often.

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

    Be ready to work!!

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder Maintenance  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Welder Maintenance in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    The Benefit package and salaries.

    Cons

    Shift work or hazard working conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over worked by cut backs! to many Chief's not enough Indians!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    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
  6.  

    Administrative Pro

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Rated high in Best Places to Work.

    Cons

    Administrative assistants are in a dead-end job. This is an engineering company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advancement should be due to merit; not who you know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people to work with, good pay

    Cons

    Too much change went on. Too much over-site from home office in Columbus Ohio

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    5+ years management and engineering

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    • 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
  9.  

    Get all of the information

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    AEP Years

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    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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