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AEP Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
130 Reviews
3.7
130 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
  • The disconnection between the front line employees and upper management (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 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brief but good... so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  2.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at AEP as an intern (less than an 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
  3.  

    Ever changing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at AEP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with in the Tulsa OK area.

    Cons

    Unsure what the company will look like in the future due to automated meter reading, and green energy changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at AEP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They take good care of their employees.

    Cons

    Layoffs seem to happen every few years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company but little corporate oversight of field offices

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

    I worked at AEP full-time (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
  7. 2 people 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 (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
  8.  

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

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

    I worked at AEP full-time (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
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at AEP full-time (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
  10.  

    Administrative Pro

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

    I worked at AEP full-time (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
  11. 2 people 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 (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

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