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Fortune 500, maybe. Terrible work environment, yes!

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Former Employee - Distribution Associate  in  Brecksville, OH
Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Brecksville, OH

I worked at FirstEnergy

Pros

Good for people who don't want to excel/ those who want to show up at 7:30 and leave by 4:00 on the dot.
Decent compensation.

Cons

Total disregard for employees wanting to expand/ explore other career opportunities.
Incompentent management at all level.
Does not listen to employees. Yearly reviews are totally subjective.
Not willing to try new methods, even if they could result in huge savings for the company.
FE is a typical public utility. Employees do not and are not encouraged to put in any additional work(parking lot is dead within 5 minutes of closing). Very slow and extremely resistant to change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide encouragement for employees to expand and grow within company.
Encourage interdepartment communciation and relationships.
Embrace new ideas and methods.
Promote based on skill rather than seniority.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for FirstEnergy

  1.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Reactor Engineer  in  Perry, OH
    Current Employee - Nuclear Reactor Engineer in Perry, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Best people I ever worked for.
    Lots of guys retiring over the next 10 years...lots of room for advancement
    Management always willing to help and answer questions

    Cons

    The pay is under industry average. Its good money for single kids fresh out of college, but if you have a family...your not saving any money...and could barely afford a house

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is very good at First Energy

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good company - make of it what you will

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Business Analyst  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Business Analyst in Akron, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    One of the best paying companies in Ohio. Opportunities are there, but you have to be willing to really seek them out. As always, you can be whatever you want to be but you must be engaged and willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Still a company of the good old boys. Opportunities for females are harder to come by. There are females in upper management but overall there is a tilt towards male management.

    A number of changes to benefits since the recession started. Not convinced they were need but they benefited the company at that time and will continue to provide benefit to company long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more opportunities for females. Treat your long-term employees better. They have been loyal to you and desire recognition in both salary, appreciation and benefits. Much of that is gone now.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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