AEP Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Very good environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Gahanna, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Gahanna, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and you will definitely get help from your peers if you have questions about procedures to follow and stuff like that

    Cons

    Training is not very good. They still haven't created a good training system for new hires or for reference for existing employees.


  2. In House Attorney for AEP

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The learning curve is significant, but there is a great potential to learn.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours. Late meetings.


  3. Helpful (2)

    My experience has been good so far, but could be better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Station Electrician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Station Electrician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I do like the stability of the job. Your not going to have to worry about losing your job when there will always be a demand for electricity especially in the transmission department. The pay raises are pretty decent. You get one every six months while your on progression.

    Cons

    My biggest problem is everybody is out to get you. Not a lot of room for advancement. The managers are up in years and falling in line with the company is like a waiting game.

    Advice to Management

    If they could get along it would make for a way easier workplace. Everyone is trying to knock the next guy down.


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  5. Fourteen years teaching nuclear operators followed by seven years supporting the emergency response organization.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great. They are intelligent, hard working and dedicated

    Cons

    Everyone is completely honest. Be prepared to be challenged on everything you do.

    Advice to Management

    Allow some room for creativity and the opportunity for personnel to make some mistakes.


  6. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coal Equipment Operator in Cason, TX
    Current Employee - Coal Equipment Operator in Cason, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AEP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and time off

    Cons

    Difficult work during peak seasons


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Scheduler in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Project Scheduler in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AEP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Close to home. Can work flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Management is inept and spineless.

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on what's really going on.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Good place to meet your husband

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AEP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am a mediocre engineer and I've had several different jobs. Probably because I am mediocre. Benefits are good. Great place if you aren't smart.

    Cons

    I went to a second rate private school, so I lack the engineering knowledge that people who went to better schools have.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for hiring me.


  9. Loved the company, not the work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Bridgman, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Bridgman, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AEP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I felt that the company treated the employees well--great pay and benefits. The annual review process was straightforward and, for the most part, the pathway to obtaining raises and promotions was easy to understand. Generally my direct supervision was excellent and coworkers were easy to work with. I felt adequately trained and prepared for all of my responsibilities.

    Cons

    The work was necessarily monotonous and tedious. There is (obviously) a lot of red tape and hoops to jump through to get very simple tasks accomplished. Emergency Response responsibilities for salaried employees impacted life outside of work. Refueling outages were also not great for salaried employees when money for overtime was not available (still expected to work long hours and received comp time instead of pay).

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the ERO system so that responsibilities can be lessened for each person. Try to keep employees more engaged with interesting or "exciting" work/projects. Ensure that the metrics and goals being tracked accurately reflect the needs and reality of the site.


  10. Helpful (1)

    AEP Lies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Design Tech II in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Design Tech II in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AEP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for AEP

    Cons

    They are a bunch of lying, backstabbing,cheater

    Advice to Management

    live up to what you tell your employees


  11. Helpful (2)

    Turbulent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The business itself, that of producing, moving and selling power, is tremendously solid. Even with all of the energy technologies that have developed in recent years, people are going to be buying electricity from the large producers for the foreseeable future, and power isn't yet as portable as stuff, so we won't see generation outsourced overseas.

    Cons

    The past decade has seen what was a very steady, slow-growth industry transformed by financiers taking an interest in it. Rather than focusing on the uninterrupted provision of a service for a reasonable profit, power companies have moved to maximizing profits for shareholders, largely on the backs of their labor force. Raises disappeared in the early ought's, then bonuses, then they started cutting staff by the thousands, all while demographics clearly indicated an impending shortage of trained, skilled workforce to maintain, let alone upgrade, the aging infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Truly do not believe anyone in senior positions there would ever pay the slightest attention to anything said here.



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