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Updated September 14, 2017
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  • Long hours with no thank you or recognition (in 9 reviews)

  • The (Ivory tower) downtown work environment was different from any other AEP location (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Sustainability Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AEP full-time

    Pros

    Seeing continuous improvement in our company and employees

    Cons

    It takes a culture change to make our company stronger and culture change is a hard sell to employees

    Advice to Management

    Set clear expectations to your employees.


  2. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and great place to start out

    Cons

    Much Lower pay than average

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AEP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with thru the years. New employees will do quite well as they progress along their respective learning curves.

    Cons

    Massive change in utility industry. If you don't like change, move on.

    Advice to Management

    Hang on to your humanity. It's the single, most important asset that gets through to employees at the end of the day.


  4. "Awsome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AEP full-time

    Pros

    Great company.Top river transport company bar none.. 28 days o n 28 days off. It dont get much better.Good job. Good life.

    Cons

    Your away from family and friends 6 months out of the year. Not much down time.Hard work but builds great character

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what youve been doing. Your a great company to work for. I wouldnt change much at all. Keep treating your guys as good as you always have


  5. "Good Company with room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Accountant in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, retirement pension and 401k match, job security is high, company on solid financial ground

    Cons

    Your success depends on what department you are in, managers have too much say in your career advacement in the company


  6. "Great Consulting Experience at AEP!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator - Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator - Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at AEP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership empowered team to devise solutions and offered development and education when requested. This was a great project team to work with. I would do it again!

    Cons

    They were not able to hire most existing contractors due to staff cuts happening simultaneously.


  7. "Tulsa PSO call center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AEP full-time

    Pros

    thorough training, flexible hours, ability to transfer to other locations

    Cons

    hired through KEY staffing indefinitely with no timeline of when full hire into AEP will happen, micromanaging, must be available for any fluctuating schedule

    Advice to Management

    be upfront about hiring structure from beginning, communicate when an employee is struggling before letting them go with no notice

  8. "There were ups & downs the same as any job, but overall it was a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Stores Attendant in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Stores Attendant in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AEP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay & benefits were awesome. Everyone easy to get along with. There was no one breathing down your neck.

    Cons

    Union work. Labor unions will make employees lazy quicker than anything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Engineer In Transmission in New Albany, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer In Transmission in New Albany, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you good at dodging questions you will get far. Having a lot in common with your boss will get you far, even if you don't care about the job. If you do activities outside of work with you boss, you will get far.

    Cons

    Management plays the favorites game. Basically if your supervisor likes you will get to placed on some kind of special project that will lead to your promotion, even if you do half as much work as the person next to you.

    Advice to Management

    I think HR is oblivious to what goes on around there. It's the same people that get accolades year after year. It's obvious managers have very discriminatory practices. As a supervisor or manager how can you continuously give the same person praise year after year and another person unsuited reviews year after year? Isn't it the leaders responsibility to better their employee if they're not making the grade? But, it's because they don't hire the right leaders in the first place. I would be embarrassed if I were in a management position and the same employee was getting a promoted year after year while another was receiving unfavorable reviews year after year. That proves bad managerial skills to begin with! Look at the spread of raises managers give between their team of employees each year and you will see who is a good leader and who is not. It's a shame this day and age leaders still practice discrimination. Of course, they don't realize they're being discrimitory at all, their too novice at leading to know what it really means to be a leader. I honestly wish I never started my career here.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overall, working for AEP has been good. It has provided a good living and paid for a nice standard of living."

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    Former Employee - Line Mechanic A in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Line Mechanic A in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job and benefits are among the better companies around this area for a person with only a high school education.

    Cons

    As an older lineman. It is not easy to get out of such a physical position. There are times when I felt trapped, to young to retire and to old to start over.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a path for older lineman that will allow them to contribute at a decent wage. Yet, be out of the demands of such a physical position.


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