PPL
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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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    No Diversity in the Workplace

    Business Analyst Cooperative Associate (Former Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsIf 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.

    ConsIf 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Co-op associate

    Co-Op (Former Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsFortune 500 company, high payand paid holidays.

    ConsMost 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 Senior ManagementDitch the condescending attitudes toward union employees and co-op associates.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company Adverse To Disabled Employees

    Special Projects Leader (Current Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsExcellent 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.

    ConsDisabled 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 Senior ManagementWhen 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Would be a nice company

    Mechanical Foreman (Current Employee)
    Frackville, PA

    Prosvery good pay, and benefits .....

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

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep your resume warm

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good internship experience that opened other doors

    Intern (Former Employee)

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

    ConsManagement. Things can be slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be as judgmental, improve relationships with low level employees and be sincere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable but no forward vision

    Data Analyst (Current Employee)
    Allentown, PA

    ProsCoworkers 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementIncrease 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair and competetive employee benefits

    Contract Administrator (Current Employee)

    Proscompetetive salary, health benefits, vacation beneftis, development opportunities

    Consjob functions are limited and don't provide for cross function growth.

    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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    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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    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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