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Solid place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at FirstEnergy

Pros

--Good people to work with
--Strong industry...provides a product of necessity
--Work can be challenging and rewarding
--Opportunity to work at several locations

Cons

--Since electricity has to flow 24/7. your work/life balance can suffer
--Not enough knowledge transfer from older employees to young employees
--Company does not seem to promote training and continuing education
--Entire industry is suffering from aging infrastructure

Advice to ManagementAdvice

--Needs to offer better employee training programs or allow employees to attend program and seminars.
--Do a better job of transferring tribal knowledge to younger employees

Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Evil Empire

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Can make a lot of money working overtime

    Cons

    People working at the plants are nice, but managers are not kind, and are very dogmatic. They threaten employees that don't "get in line", and is very much the good ol' boy network.

    Not very diverse work, and the majority of the technology is very old and out dated.

    Managers are very cheap, and sometimes do not want to pay overtime.

    Could care less if you have a life outside of work, they would rather you ruin your life, get divorced, and stay at their unhealthy plants.

    Managers think its the best place on earth to work , and don't understand why morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real, and start to listen to employees, and stop taking out such enormous bonuses, and then have plant employees work overtime and scold them for charging for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It keeps getting worse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Technician
    Current Employee - Nuclear Technician

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits for the area. Good job security in some positions. Extensive training is provided for some positions. Opportunities for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Long hours -- there is no work/life balance. Management makes impulsive decisions with poor results and blames workers. There is generally an adversarial relationship between workers and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees at all levels with respect. Try to retain employees who do good work and have extensive experience. Listen to input from workers when making decisions. Make decisions that will be beneficial in the long term rather than doing things that look good now but will backfire in the future.

    Disapproves of CEO
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