Working at FirstEnergy | Glassdoor

FirstEnergy Overview

Work Here? Get a Free Employer Account
Akron, OH
10000+ employees
1997
Company - Public (FE)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
AEP, Dominion Resources

Working at FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy’s 10 regulated distribution companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric ... Read more

Mission: FirstEnergy will provide competitively priced, high-quality products and value-added services in areas of:
  • Energy sales and services
  • Energy delivery
  • Power ... Read more

FirstEnergy Reviews

3.4
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Chuck Jones
17 Ratings
  • "Great Company to Have a Career At"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transmission Systems Operator in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Transmission Systems Operator in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment, with excellent resources and a very encouraging team atmosphere. Employee pay is very good, and seems to be very competitive to the industry. Also benefits are great (despite what older employees might claim as they had even better benefits at one point).

    Cons

    Most of the positions are high stress positions, that require excellent attention to detail and an understanding of complex subject matter. Due to the nature of the work, many job responsibilities or tools are in constant flux. The electric system itself is very dynamic and it requires people in the power industry to be very excellent at dynamic problem solving.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be that management should take more advice from employees performing essential job functions when considering upgrades to tools or systems.

    Operator input on transmission projects in planning for instance, would go a long way to help address the disconnect that sometimes exist between design practicality and necessity.

    Overall, this "open to suggestions" culture has been really excellent with regards to safety culture. It could be another strong benefit that will ultimately improve performance of the system and employee morale. My experience with management at FE has always been positive and that's really the only suggestion I have.

See All 238 Reviews

FirstEnergy Interviews

Experience

Experience
65%
30%
5%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
41%
17%
15%
7
7
7
2

Difficulty

2.8
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at FirstEnergy.

    Interview

    It was very relaxed and friendly. I went in there very nervous but felt calm and confident in the end. It was the best interview I have ever experienced.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were primarily technical and there were several.   Answer Question
See All 44 Interviews

FirstEnergy Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500 (#206), Fortune, 2015
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2012
See More

Work at FirstEnergy? Share Your Experiences

FirstEnergy
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or