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AEP Energy Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Open work environment with cross department collaboration allows you to learn multiple functions and roles" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Some nice people and if you are a self-starter you can learn about the energy industry" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Likewise, the executive leadership mostly consists of people who have been employed by the parent company for years" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Poor management, the company discriminates, The management has no moral ethics but will push it down the employees throats" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AEP Energy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, care about employee success

    Cons

    hours in some positions make balancing life and work

    Advice to Management

    be more consistent


  2. "I could have had a V8"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AEP Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent snack machine, lots of meetings with free food

    Cons

    No training program. It took the company two months before it started giving me tasks to do.

    Advice to Management

    Create actual training programs.

  3. "Energy Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The people are great.

    Cons

    Disorganized management. Not worth the pay.


  4. "Energy Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Energy Advisor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Energy Advisor in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AEP Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, positive, energetic, Team Atmosphere

    Cons

    Terrible communication, organization skills, empty promises

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to communicate effectively to trainees and trainers. Don’t make promises of promoting employee’s at the start.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Advocate"

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    Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and that's about it. Very disorganized company and leadership is non-existent. Look else were!!!!!!!!! This isn't AEP, it's their little stepchild that nobody wants to take care of. Managers are a joke, don't do anything all day. Trainer runs around like he runs the show, lol JOKE. Pay is also a JOKE, terrible yearly raises.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible compared to other customer service positions in Columbus. They had a lot of people from Chicago fired and didn't give people a heads up. Not a company you want to grow with. Managers have the easiest job.

    Advice to Management

    The culture and moral needs to improve.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you’re reading this, you should avoid this place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AEP Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    some leaders good, nice people, ping pong and hockey table, ice machine

    Cons

    Micromanagement, bureaucracy, favoritism, cliques, poor middle management, no growth, no development.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who can execute instead of dream


  7. "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AEP Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits package is great!
    Flexible work schedules
    Incentive program
    Work life balance
    Community involvement

    Cons

    The only issue is lack of upwards mobility

    Advice to Management

    Create a career path for employees looking to move up

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay work environment. Some nice people and if you are a self-starter you can learn about the energy industry. Don't expect to learn anything from your boss - totally worthless but if you like short skirts and high heels then maybe it isn't so bad. The industry itself is quite interesting and a growing especially with all the innovation on the renewable side. Learn what you can on your own and from some of your fellow team mates and then move onto a real job somewhere else.

    Actually work/balance is okay because no one really seems to care. You can dress really casual - almost too casual in my opinion but if that is what you value then this might be a good place to hang for awhile.

    Cons

    Horrible management all the way up to the very top. Lots of nepotism and friends of the boss and belonging to the same church. Worthless middle management. Communication within and between departments is sorely lacking.

    HR loves to talk about culture - what a joke. It is a fake culture but there are still some good people there. Just go along and pretend like everything is great and move on when you find a better opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother -- they won't listen.


  9. "Customer Advocate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AEP Energy full-time

    Pros

    Working with people is the best

    Cons

    No teamwork to within is not great.


  10. "Sr Energy Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Energy Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Energy Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AEP Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and people to work with. Nick is a very smart man and a honor to work with him . I miss the company

    Cons

    Wasn’t aware my boss would be fired after I quit otherwise I would never have left AEP.

    Advice to Management

    Re hire people like me . Seems from the reviews the culture may be taking a wrong turn.