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PPL Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
57 Reviews
3.8
57 Reviews
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  1.  

    No Diversity in the Workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Cooperative Associate in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Cooperative Associate in Allentown, PA

    I worked at PPL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you're white, a hillbilly, and deer or turkey hunt, this is the #1 employer to put in your adult working years as a PA native with nothing more than a high school or vocational education.

    Cons

    If you are a minority, have an IQ above room temperature, or generally seek a company on the north slope of the growth curve, look elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Co-op associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Allentown, PA

    I worked at PPL as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company, high payand paid holidays.

    Cons

    Most of management is unprofessional, condescending, and have stuffy attitudes. Many of the employees have worked there 10+ years and are close minded/set in their archaic way. They are suposedly military friendly, but only hires veterans to work in the power plant/blue collar type positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the condescending attitudes toward union employees and co-op associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company Adverse To Disabled Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Projects Leader in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Special Projects Leader in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent wages and benefits for both management and union employees. Management environment encourages intellectual creativity and advancement. Career advancement opportunities available for individuals who demonstrate a willingness and ability to assume more responsibility.

    Cons

    Disabled adverse environment! Micromanagement style is prevalent within many departments. Culture which promotes job security through fear tactics. Employee annual review process in negatively based. Promotes work life over family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee becomes disabled (i.e. paraplegic) they should be given the opportunity to show they can still perform their job and not be automatically placed on long term disability for the rest of their potential career. This is especially applicable to nonphysically demanding management positions. Allow employees who become disabled the opportunity to return to employment. Dont throw them away!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Things have gone downhill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay. Work-life balance is okay.

    Cons

    Culture. Leadership. Commitment to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people matter and that should be reflected in your treatment of them. There is more to this business than the Board of Directors. A great place in ruins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Would be a nice company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Foreman in Frackville, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Foreman in Frackville, PA

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good pay, and benefits .....

    Cons

    terrible work environment , good old boy system big time ..... a cut throat company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your resume warm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Weigh the good with the bad

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

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Training is great. Great co-workers as well.

    Cons

    Typical corporate issues Management has a lot of turnover and not a lot of hands-on knowledge. Decisions are made based on personal interest, which is not always a good thing. Many people seem to be scared of being fired for speaking their mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay & benefits but older culture of top down management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Their pay & benefits are still good including their time-off policies. Large number of employees reaching retirement age so advancement opportunities should be on the rise.

    Cons

    Management talks about valuing employees input but most don't walk the talk. Lots of changes going on and you never know when your job may be eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to employees on the front lines of areas you're making decisions about. It will improve the success of your decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Good working environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    Good pay, good networking events.

    Cons

    Not as much work as I would like.

  10.  

    Good internship experience that opened other doors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at PPL as an intern

    Pros

    Strong internship program, great pay and good people. Real projects with real implications.

    Cons

    Management. Things can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be as judgmental, improve relationships with low level employees and be sincere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable but no forward vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, do very well at taking care of people and working through various issues to get the work requirement done. while I cannot speak to the union workers, on the nonunion side the management tends to stay flexible with work schedule.

    Cons

    The division I work in tends to react to issues rather than thinking about how to mitigate them in the first. IT and Operations have a lot of Red Tape between them, and the sense of urgency is often not there. Workers usually start as temps with no benefits for a year or more. After which the next move is to Specific Professional which is basically an internal temp, with bare basic benefits, medical, but no dental, very little vacation time, and no more over time but you're now expected to work a minimum of 45 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay of your workers, we seem to keep losing people over it and the training of a new person takes months till their productivity really replaces someone. Lets focus on more work from home benefits and if IT cannot get something done in 7 months, lets start looking to replace them rather than making excuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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