FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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FirstEnergy President, CEO and Director Anthony J. Alexander
Anthony J. Alexander
73 Ratings

Pros
  • Good pay, fairly good benefits, a lot of good people (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits which still include decent healthcare, pension and 401k (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours -- there is no work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper Management does not engage employees to have a voice into the success of the company as a whole (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Engineer II

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    It is a very good job

    Cons

    There are not many cons


  2. Good Company,Good People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    As the title says, Good Company, Good People.

    Cons

    Be ready to work. Simple as that.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Nuclear Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer
    Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to work with some very intelligent, yet friendly people. Compensation is decent for the area and benefits aren't horrendous. Work can be complex and interesting.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to pay off debts, let alone turn an appreciable profit due to an ill-advised reliance on coal generation. This is leading to an increasingly understaffed workforce in all groups. Training is sub-par and work can be monotonous due to administrative burdens. Senior management struggles to adapt to changing market conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to find ways to innovate in these tough market conditions. Trying to maintain the status quo when your head is already below water is not a path to a successful future.


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  5. Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FirstEnergy

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

    Pros

    Great people and management. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive with the market.


  6. Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay. Some areas of expertise (salary) have an easier path for promotion than others.

    Cons

    Coal powered energy taking a beating from the Federal Government.


  7. Nuclear Operator in Training

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator In Training in Shippingport, PA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator In Training in Shippingport, PA

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of money with the amount of overtime. Good benefits and employee compensation

    Cons

    Work a lot of hours on shift work. Hard to balance life and work


  8. Helpful (1)

    Customer accounting associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Accounting Associate in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Accounting Associate in Akron, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities, job security, annual raises, yearly bonuses , paid vacation, decent 401 match..good people..

    Cons

    Corporate America..anytime positions open up, you have a lot of competition

    Advice to Management

    Seems management is ok.. It attract seems they are in your side..


  9. Good Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in Perry, OH
    Current Employee - Inspector in Perry, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, and relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Nuclear Industry Aging and don't know how long it will be around for.


  10. Decent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    had a good exposure to variety of engineering aspects

    Cons

    lack of overall growth opportunities


  11. Helpful (1)

    Supervisors at this call center are a joke.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Call Center in Reading, PA

    I worked at FirstEnergy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sit down desk job. Free food. Great coworkers. Very friendly people.

    Cons

    Angry customers...listening to lyers all day. Upper management were showoffs and thought they were better than others.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the supervisors. Hire new ones who will work and not hide behind their desks.



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