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 place to work if you're willing to do the work and stay late

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people I've ever met, Everyone's willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Long hours, everyone seems like they work at least 10 hours a day, technology's really outdated, hard to keep up with workload


  3. Strong management, Great Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly, team atmosphere, interesting work...quality of life in Akron area

    Cons

    Reduced benefits the last few years


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  5. Could not ask for a better place to work

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

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexwork from home, competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    Continual reorganization leaves environment a bit unsettled.


  6. Security shift supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in Oak Harbor, OH
    Current Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in Oak Harbor, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supervising people can bee rewarding and the money its great

    Cons

    No cons except favoritism among men.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all your workers. Don't reward employees using the good old boy approach.


  7. FirstEnergy is a reputable company with growth opportunities for those willing to work smart and hard.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Distribution Engineer in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Distribution Engineer in Akron, OH

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

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

    Pros

    FirstEnergy has competitive benefits and they consistently pay out incentive compensation bonus.

    Cons

    FirstEnergy, like many utilities, is structured and does not allow much room for creativity.

    Advice to Management

    When employees are promoted out of order, or given preferential treatment, it is obvious to the rest of the Corporation, which takes the motivation and drive out of employees.


  8. Great place to work and have a career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Friendly enviroment, Fantastic benefits, good management

    Cons

    interview process was very long


  9. great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Shippingport, PA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Shippingport, PA

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    pay's great - lots of long time employees - great opportunities for young people - lots of potential for the right person

    Cons

    long hours - good opportunities for former military especially US Navy nukes - located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey


  10. 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.


  11. Good 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 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.



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