AES Corporation Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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AES Corporation President & CEO Andrés Gluski
Andrés Gluski
86 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. Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Large company so sometimes it is difficult to know where to turn


  2. executive

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    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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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  5. Many smart people & great pay!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AES Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is always something interesting happening at AES. It's a great place to learn and grow. Lots of smart people that do amazing work. Bonus structure provided a nice incentive that was a win-win.

    Cons

    Unstable work environment. Constant structural changes. Difficult to plan a career path since positions come and go each year. Too many bosses and not enough people to do the work.


  6. Proud to be an AES Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company allows you the opportunity to grow and take on bigger responsibilities while working with intelligent people.

    Cons

    Organizational change within AES was long overdue and justified….however, one never knows when the next shakeup might be.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your people well and you will get good results. Everyone has their strength.


  7. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Goal of having fun through work and developing employees

    Cons

    Management change can delay or affect projects


  8. AES as place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    average compensation health insurance reasonably secure job

    Cons

    little to no chance for advancement past 2-3 level manager - these positions are filled from outside of the company senior level managers do not value professional degrees or those positions, example a senior engineer (bachelor degree, PE, 6 years experience) is same pay grade as work scheduler (no educational or prior work experience requirement); accounting and other professional positions are similar 50-60 hour work week for on union

    Advice to Management

    evaluate number of employees by the work load not just budget top decile workplaces do not burn out their people, people are becoming less willing to work the 50-60+ hours required because it has become the norm not an exception. There is no indication from leaders that they are concerned. continuous 60+ hour weeks lead to mistakes


  9. Not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at AES Corporation

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    diverse and growing portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses, which provide reliable, affordable energy to customers in 18 countries. DPL understands that a reliable, affordable supply of electricity is essential to human progress, economic growth, public health and security

    Cons

    Not the greatest emphasis on personal development. Also not open to new ideas such as adoption assistance and flexible work hours.


  10. Decent Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are respectable. There are opportunities to develop. Unique and exciting industry.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move upward, especially if a subsidiary of AES. Difficult to gauge long term strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Be more receptive to culture ideas.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great Multi-National Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Management in Arlington, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated people. A different set of challenges daily provide outstanding learning opportunities.

    Cons

    One must have good self-discipline to have a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain strategy, continue to actively communicate and do more to help train the mid-level managers.



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