AES Corporation Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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AES Corporation President & CEO Andrés Gluski
Andrés Gluski
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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. Helpful (1)

    Great Multi-National Company

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very demanding constantly changing whenever a new executive comes in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Financial Planning in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Manager, Financial Planning in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn from experts in the power industry great learning in finance good benefits

    Cons

    Every year there is a change and so no one knows the direction

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a plan


  3. Great Place to work

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

    I worked at AES Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity to grow your experience

    Cons

    they expect you to be a very hard worker. Don't work here unless you want to work lots of extra hours

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workers


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  5. Horrible....Don

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

    I have been working at AES Corporation (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none at AES.

    Cons

    Management can never be satisfied with your work. What ever you do, it's never good enough. People look down at you. Co-workers don't talk to you and think they're better than you.


  6. Very good company to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities around the world.

    Cons

    Due to dynamism sometimes it's hard to finish some projects.

    Advice to Management

    More training would be great.

    AES Corporation Response

    Jun 2, 2015Internal Communications

    Thanks for leaving a review. Your comment about global opportunities definitely rings true. As a company improving millions of lives around the world, there are a lot of opportunities for career ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    Dynamic organization but constant change in management direction keeps employees from reaching potential

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

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, opportunity for travel and foreign assignments, very smart employees. Vision of C-suite leaders is inspirational.

    Cons

    Corporate culture in HQ out of touch with business operations and employees' career concerns. Non-C-Suite leaders ignore advice from director / manager level staff and only want to surround themselves with people who agree with their views.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow leaders to use operational changes as an excuse to change organizational structure multiple times a year. Develop a plan, staff accordingly, and execute. Changing direction so often is not strategic - employees simply do not believe the leaders and it undermines the vision of C-Suite. It also creates unnecessary shareholder risk.

    AES Corporation Response

    Jun 2, 2015Internal Communications

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. It’s great to hear that you think our vision is inspirational. And to make that vision come true, we must consistently grow, mature and innovate. In doing so ... More


  8. An exciting company that provides interesting challenges and room for growth.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership and direction that is beginning to pay off. Seems to be a concerted effort to provide paths to improvement and promotion in an effort to "build a bench" a few years after layoffs. Very smart people in every department.

    Cons

    Have to be comfortable with constant change in order to succeed. The recent move to an open office has led to the standard complaints of an open office (too loud/chaotic, loss of productivity).Hours can be long, especially during busy time.

    Advice to Management

    Setting some guidelines/support for work from home could off-set some of the negatives of the new open office, especially with some of the very long commutes in the DC area.

    AES Corporation Response

    Jun 2, 2015Internal Communications

    We’re excited you think we’re exciting! As you note, we have worked really hard over the years to identify and develop talent for the company we are today and the company we need to become in the ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    AES Corporate office

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

    I have been working at AES Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary and Great Bonus

    Cons

    Open sycophancy in every department. We used to be known for our diversity and openness. Now it is going towards lip service.
    Bad working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Introspect, please. Hiring or promoting people should not be about who you know but what skills you possess. It used to be a good company, make it great.

    AES Corporation Response

    Jun 2, 2015Internal Communications

    We’re sorry you’re not having the best work experience at AES. We encourage you to leave more detailed feedback about what is negatively affecting you and what can be done to improve through our ... More


  10. Never Dull

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

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

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

    Pros

    AES is a place where there is always a lot going on. Across the organization there are new initiatives, issues challenges etc. that keep everyone busy. In more recent years much of the activity is a result of the company being proactive, so that is a good thing. I feel like I am always learning. The other great thing about working here is the people: smart, hard working, team players who are usually good fun to work with as well. Also, the team here in Arlington is very diverse: we have people here from so many different countries and with many different experiences. This helps to make the experience here both professionally and personally rewarding.

    Cons

    The pace is fast and sometimes the hours and the pressure are a challenge. It can go in cycles. When things are really tough you just need to hang in there and work through the challenges until things get somewhat normal.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that we are not over ambitious with how much we aim to do at once. Set clear priorities and decide which things will be done later rather than now.

    AES Corporation Response

    Jun 2, 2015Internal Communications

    As you’ve noted in your headline, it is never dull at AES, especially since our people are working towards improving lives around the world by providing safe, reliable and sustainable energy ... More


  11. Change is constant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AES Corporation

    Pros

    focused on safety, global company provides opportunities

    Cons

    lots of change, difficult to gauge corporate direction

    AES Corporation Response

    Jun 2, 2015Internal Communications

    Thanks for the short and concise review. We encourage you to reach out to your manager or HR Business Partner to discuss our corporate strategy and how your work can help us reach our goals. Our ... More



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