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FirstEnergy - overall not a bad place to be

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Former Employee - IT Systems Operation Specialist  in  Akron, OH
Former Employee - IT Systems Operation Specialist in Akron, OH

I worked at FirstEnergy

Pros

It's a large company, so plenty of other departments, managers, locations to go if you don't like your current manager, position, or location. The compensation is good compared to jobs in smaller companies. (Not sure how it rates compared to other large companies.) Benefits are excellent compared to most companies I'm familiar with, other than exceptions such as Google.

Cons

The typical ones found in a large company: bureaucracy, sometimes stifling. However, this varies a lot based on your manager, department, position, and reputation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None.

No opinion of CEO

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    Good benefits, choose your manager carefully

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    Current Employee - IT BUS Specialist  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - IT BUS Specialist in Akron, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package - 401K, Pension, Insurance, Time Off

    Cons

    Old school mentality, can be a Good Ol' Boys network, expect long hours. Your work environment is very dependent on your reporting structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency across managers and an environment where promotions and praise are based on work rather than relationships would go a long way.

    Approves of CEO
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    FirstEnergy is a good place to work, but is not without its flaws.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Systems Operations Specialist  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - IT Systems Operations Specialist in Akron, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Excellent benefits include 401(k) with employer matching (up to 6 percent). Additional 6% employer matching based on corporate objectives. There are many great opportunities for advancement. Because this company has had deficiencies in certain areas in the past that have had a major negative impact, it has worked hard to turn its image around. FirstEnergy now is beginning to be a leader in corporate implementation of Information Technologies. There are other areas that were turned around in a similar manner. Opportunities exist all over FirstEnergy.

    Cons

    Sometimes too structured. Separation of duties makes it difficult to get access to resources (access to systems and facilities).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier to gain access to required resources.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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