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AEP Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
131 Reviews
3.7
131 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.  

    5+ years management and engineering

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

    I have been working at AEP full-time (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
  2.  

    Get all of the information

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    It was a good company to work for.

    • 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 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    AEP Years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a good place to work

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

    I have been working at AEP

    Pros

    salary, friendly coworkers, safety culture

    Cons

    benefits being downgraded, upper management,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company for the most part

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great work/family life balance

    Cons

    Company is facing major challenges thanks to our beloved U.S. EPA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees for their performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees. Working hard even thought their put through the ringer every year by the company. Facilities for the most part are nicel

    Cons

    You've found the right company if you want to to through lay offs each and every year, no matter the company's status. Old technology!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees you have. Don't lay them off every time they turn around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer II

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Buchanan, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Buchanan, MI

    I worked at AEP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of good people. As an engineer we had a number of interesting projects. Working in the nuclear industry offered a lot of advancement opportunities, because of the aging workforce.

    Cons

    There was way too much bureaucracy. It was hard go get anything done, and slow. As a young engineer, this was very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage. There are a lot of management, morale boosting, and other techniques out there. Use them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    No longer a steady workplace.

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

    I worked at AEP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work in the beginning. Great benefits and vacation time. Good working relationship with co-workers.

    Cons

    The (Ivory tower) downtown work environment was different from any other AEP location. Nepotism is rampant in this organization. Mobility within IT was difficult to say the least. Internal positions would be posted but the same circle of employees would get those jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AEP is a TOP heavy management organization. Consolidate your management teams instead of reducing your work force. Listen to your employees!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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