PPL
3.8 of 5 44 reviews
www.pplweb.com Allentown, PA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 5, 2014

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PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence

William H. Spence

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Really good company working toward becoming an excellent company

    Market & Regulatory Policy Manager (Current Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsMany career fields within the company, competitive salaries, bonuses, and pretty darn good benefits.

    ConsCommunications lacking in many instances, ties to the old command and control environment still linger, hiring process not completely transparent yet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore timely communications with employees regarding all aspects of the company would be beneficial. Move a little faster toward embracing the ideas and culture that will be needed to hire and retain the younger generation enetering the workforce now- the baby boomers, while important and have the knowledge base at this time, are on their way out. Hire new people earlier to ensure smoother transitions and greater knowledge transfer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsFortune 500 company, great ethics, great people. hiring

    Consinternship experience depends mostly on your supervisor. Not enough to do is a common compaint

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    As an intern, not too much to do or learn

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsPay, relaxed environment, nice facility,

    ConsDidn't learn a whole lot as an intern. Not very up to date on new systems, was not given very much responsibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PPL is a great company to work for, with a variety of jobs offered.

    Co-Op (Former Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsPPL is expanding their career opportunities due to a retiring workforce. The company is very stable, offering a lot of job security. Benefits are good. Everyone is friendly. There is a lot of flexibility for lateral and vertical job changes within the company.

    ConsNot the place to be if you're looking to work on cutting edge projects as an engineer. There is a lot of following of procedure, and not much original design work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An employer with an A reputation where I work with many talented people

    Applications Developer (Current Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsExcellent job security, great benefits, large company with room for both vertical and lateral moves, effort is rewarded

    ConsLike all large companies, they are conservative and can tend to be process-bound

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry your best to identify areas where we can simplify and speed up workflows. Endeavor to increase rewards for effort and not just longevity. Continue your policy of encouraging personal and workplace safety.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay, good benefits, behind the time

    Marketing Associate (Current Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsGreat pay, benefits, corporate lifestyle

    ConsLocation, behind the times, Internal IT services are laughable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work in Lehigh Valley

    Inside Sales Department (Current Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsGood pay, great bonus plan, great benefits, fantastic vacation policy.

    ConsConservative company which needs to open up a bit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Similar to most large companies

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsStable company. Competitive pay. Good safety culture.

    ConsLarge company, limited view of the whole company unless a very senior manager.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work, just nothing to do after work and poor pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsThe people are all respectful. Corporation is committed to safety and compliance. The company's management will take time to talk to employees at any level of the org chart.

    ConsThe people are all respectful. Corporation is committed to safety and compliance, even at the expense of making money

    Advice to Senior ManagementRAISE THE WAGES. PPL does not pay a market wage. It also shows a huge bias toward external candidates at the expense of passionate and committed internal candidates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits and friendly people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsBenefits
    friendly coworkers
    annual review process (annoying to complete but gave excellent feedback on my performance)
    easy commute from anywhere in the Lehigh Valley

    ConsAllentown. I wouldn't have left if the company had been located closer to Philadelphia or New York City. I felt safe during the day - coming and going to my car or going out for lunch, but the area didn't have enough to offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on hiring and keeping young talent. Trips to PPL Park or maybe even a company organized trip to New York.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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