FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. not great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at FirstEnergy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good co- workers,

    Cons

    one of the place to work

    Advice to Management

    treat every one fairly. Too much favortism


  2. Pay is good, but not worth the physical and mental toll it will take on you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security in Perry, OH
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security in Perry, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pay, some of the people you meet will be great.

    Cons

    continue to cut benefits tons of forced overtime upper management completely unqualified insane rules to follow set up for failure no room for promotions or advancement past mistakes repeated, so same issues continue to arise lack of leadership in shift supervision Total control of your life. Have to submit blood sample once a year to medical

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to be more involved with what is happening at these locations. Instead, they leave it to run on its own, and it fails miserably. Many people have quit, with no other job prospects, simply because they couldn't take it anymore.


  3. I have had a good experience at FE, I was a original employee Allegheny Power when they bought our company out.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substation Design Engineer in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Substation Design Engineer in Reading, PA

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive. Enjoy the people.

    Cons

    Personal Growth is slow here in terms of moving up. In some cases a 3 person job is expected to be done by one person. Work moral is low.

    Advice to Management

    Feel that compensation could be better for the work that is done.


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    Engineering department is horrible, terrible management

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

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits probably comparable i suppose. Lots of potential storm OT.

    Cons

    Management constantly in disarray and has power struggles between management. Stupid decisions are made in upper management, and there is an every man for himself mentality. Minimal chances for advancement unless you know someone. They get rid of low level workers, won't replace them and then hire more managers and directors. Have totally unreal expectations at employee level, and move people around into unwanted positions. Some groups are treated great, while engineering is constantly getting dumped on. Low level supervisors aren't allowed to make any decisions, they all have to be run up the ladder, and you many times never get an answer. Rule is by fear and intimidation in some groups. Benefits are barebones anymore. Steadily going downhill in my 13+ years of employment. Morale as bad as I have ever seen it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, and trust them to do their job. You get more out of someone by working with them instead of ramming everything down their throat. Be a leader instead of a "boss". Get input from people who know before guessing or making poor decisions that create more work instead of solving problems. Way top heavy in management, with a very confusing heirarchy. Need teamwork instead of playing the blame game all the time. It is a one department against the other mentality.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. Good place to work

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

    Good, stable position. Good management.

    Cons

    It is in Akron, Ohio which sucks

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. OH lineman

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Good benefits , work outdoors, great pay and challenging.

    Cons

    Very dangerous, work at all time of day or night in good or bad weather.


  9. customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

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

    Pros

    its the best place to work and build a career

    Cons

    love being able to work in difference place in my life and would always put my needs last

    Advice to Management

    would love to come in I love working with people


  10. Good company with good benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    In depth training, opportunities for advancement, and good compensation.

    Cons

    Expectations from management can sometimes be unreasonable.


  11. Decent pay but horrible management

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company offers a relatively competitive compensation/benefits package compared to others in NE Ohio.

    Cons

    Management is a group of good ol' boys that never changes. The same people get shifted from one role to another but none of them are held accountable even though the retail portion of the company is failing. Re-orgs and layoffs are the norm roughly every 6 months to a year.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to replace upper management with new blood. The retail side of this company has been run like a utility, and is reverting back to a utility which means more job loss for employees.



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