AES Corporation Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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AES Corporation President & CEO Andrés Gluski
Andrés Gluski
91 Ratings

Pros
  • Great people who work together towards a common goal (in 12 reviews)

  • Interesting global company involved in interesting transactions (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • You must be strong enough to manage your work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • A lot of changes in a short period of time (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Applications Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work with international work ethics and compliance.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to say.


  2. A rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the chance to make an impact and grow by taking on challenging projects and trying new things. Great, smart people and strong values set the company apart.

    Cons

    Maintaining a work-life balance can be difficult, but the work is highly rewarding which makes it worthwhile.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.


  3. Engineer and Construction Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work and amazing work culture. Employees are super friendly and feels like family

    Cons

    Not much to say. In fact I dint find any cons


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  5. Engineering and Construction Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Awesome work Atmosphere and culture

    Cons

    Not sure about future. Keeps you hanging on your future job


  6. Senior Leader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Leader
    Current Employee - Senior Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. The most kind and smart. The work the very challenging in a good way.

    Cons

    Must be willing to work long hours due to many times zones.

    Advice to Management

    Keep with the great work and ensure managers are provided with leadership training. Since too many inexperienced middle mangers.


  7. Exciting and Challenging Company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits all around (other than the recent Medical Benefit changes) - Interesting and exciting work offering excellent learning and development opportunities by participating on different project teams within the company -Very flat organization allowing access and view into many different company processes and people -Fun people to work with who are located all over the world and Fun is one of the Company Values

    Cons

    - Must know how to manage work life balance - Must be self motivated and willing to get out of your comfort zone - Constant change- which can be seen as a pro by some

    Advice to Management

    Outside of Safety (as there are very clear policies and procedures), lack of clear policies and procedures makes it difficult to get work done as people are still used to the decentralized AES where businesses can make decisions themselves without having the right experts involved. Continued need for standardization, which the Company is already working on, of policies and procedures. Keep up the good work Andres - great company transparency and clarity on vision!


  8. Review for AES

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst II in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst II in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    AES was a great place to work. There were many benefits to working at AES; there was many forms of compensation, and you felt you had a home at one time. There were some great reason to be there. Education is highly regarded to allow employees to develop.

    Cons

    If you notice there are a lot of past tense terms in my pros for AES as a lot of stuff has changed. It is a command and control in this environment.The pay rate at this company will always be lower then most companies of similar nature. From a IT Perspective there is no path to move up. To many bosses; that influence negative outcomes. A lot of good people work here, and have worked here. Most of the great people left due to the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Things could always be said to offer suggestions; however it has been my experience at AES that there isn't a thing that could be said that would change any direction; you are asked for your opinion; and then scolded when you give it. Here is something I feel should happen; REMOVE people view; this is a cop out program, and all it does is demoralize employees. You write goals and objectives, and then when it comes to reviews you are never praised for the things you do correctly but you are scolded for what you didn't do.


  9. Helpful (1)

    executive

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    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, clear strategy (focus on less countries, platform expansions) motivated and smart people. Investments in new technologies should start to pay off in the the future (desalinization and energy storage).

    Cons

    Have had a lot of negative external factors over the past four years such as the devaluation of currencies, low oil and gas prices (against which AES competes) and the drought in Latin America. Disastrous investment in DPL in 2011.


  10. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Goal of having fun through work and developing employees

    Cons

    Management change can delay or affect projects


  11. Very interesting and exciting place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always lots of interesting new projects coming through, keeps you busy, variety of technologies for energy production

    Cons

    Little chaotic at times, you have to be able to adjust quickly to new management requests



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