PPL Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Was an IT intern for PPL. Excellent internship program.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst Intern in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst Intern in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Internship program is extremely involved. You will meet executives, and see how everything works in a real corporate environment. The pay is higher than other companies. 98% of the workers are extremely friendly and mature.

    Cons

    Location. Allentown has great parts in one area, and then it's scary in the next. Berwick is an excellent little town, but there's nothing going on there.

    Advice to Management

    Intern program is excellent...don't stop it.


  2. over view

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, good atmosphere, good hours.

    Cons

    salary is the lowest in the industry, there are no promotions or pay raises, company show no interests in developing employees and people get promoted base on who they know and not base on how good they are. 401k is worthless, preforming well under market returns.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and show them that you care. make an effort to promote base on knowledge and loyalty and not base on your politics and who you get along with.


  3. Typical Corporate America

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, etc). Training and development depending on the department. Friendly coworkers in direct department.

    Cons

    Salary depending on the department can be on the lower end. Good old boys club attitude. Typically family or friends are hired when they are not the best qualified. Due to recent corporate transition there is much uncertainty and employee movement.

    Advice to Management

    Actually use employee satisfaction survey results. Hire the best qualified candidates. Evaluate promotions especially at management level. Improve overall diversity especially in senior leadership. Actually live by the corporate values.


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    Company is 10yrs behind industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Foreman in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and vacation time are good

    Cons

    Leadership has no prior experience, promotion based on popularity.qualifications are sadly over looked, especially at field manager lever.seems the worst employees have been given this role with little knowledge of actual work or skill in managing emoyees

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves , let peco take over and run the company they way it needs to be run.


  6. Weigh the good with the bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  7. Things have gone downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMT, Staff Analyst in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - EMT, Staff Analyst in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, health benefits, work/life balance, vacation/sick/personal time off all execellent

    Cons

    Transition to a new company where outlook is uncertain


  9. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, many training opportunities, overall great group of people.

    Cons

    Career advancement is very slow.


  10. Great with helping people getting more experience and skills doing a variety of difference jobs.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great company with strong ties to the community that is a good fit for me with the fast pace environment.

    Cons

    It help peoples who have a trouble background and encourage them to do better. They are very helpful with you getting a resume. It's only a temporary job that is for 9 months but do give good employees extendtions.


  11. A good but demanding employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good pay, excellent vacation policy, comfortable facilities, always interesting work. Great people! The company has a knack for hiring flexible, motivated, and genuinely nice people.

    Cons

    Be prepared for a standard 50-hour work-week. Also, understand that this is a top-down management environment; by that I mean senior leadership provides instruction with little staff collaboration and often with insufficient collaboration across senior leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Place more trust the talent you have hired.



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