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AEP Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits and bonus (in 22 reviews)

  • Great working environment with good work life balance (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good and stable, but not a lot of oppertunities to move up."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stations Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Stations Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AEP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good and the work life ballence if good for most employees. As an engineer in the stations group I work very little over time and have a generous amount of vacation days and the option to "buy" up to 40 additional vacation hours each year. Bonuses to fluctuate from year to year but are depenable.

    Cons

    There are plenty of opertunities for lateral movemnet within the Tulsa location, but being promoted above a supervisor posision requires knowing the higher ups in Ohio or moving to Ohio. Its a running joke in the company that the best way to be promoted its to leave for another company and reapply for the promotion you wanted at AEP as an outside hire.

    Advice to Management

    Management at the Tulsa location is great and seems to care alot about the employees under them but there is still a feeling of being stuck in your posistions at the company.


  2. "????????"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AEP full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, great culture, AEP is a family environment and they are all about progression. fair pay and great co-workers

    Cons

    downtown parking is not the best, building windows on top floors are always dirty. restrooms are not as clean as they should be, causing a disgusting ammonia smell.

  3. "Looking for opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Line Worker in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AEP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money easy work like my current crew

    Cons

    Bad management rules suck cheap and also ha e cheap equipment

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our job and plan our work. Lay off all the rules.


  4. "Multi craft in all things maint. Including handing materials"

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    Current Employee - Senior Coal Handler in Fulton, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Coal Handler in Fulton, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, time off, ability to do something different on a day to day basis

    Cons

    No chance for promotion once top job title is achieved without a degree or knowing someone. Being down south, racism comes out of some co-workers at times.

    Advice to Management

    Give hourly workers more of a chance to move up to management. Focus on those working hard, and are not playing the system.


  5. "Csr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AEP full-time

    Pros

    Good management and great pay

    Cons

    Stressful trying to meet all your stats


  6. "Great pay and good benefits."

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AEP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is above average and the benefits are pretty good. Good hours and chance for overtime.

    Cons

    There are not many cons to think of. Advancement opportunities don't seem to happen very often even with a degree, it seems they hire outside the company too much.


  7. "Transmission Meter Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AEP full-time

    Pros

    Working with great people.
    Open door policy.
    Company is very transparent with employees.
    Always capabilities to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Politics of some of the groups get in the way of completing some jobs.
    Hard to impress boss from +1k miles away(Texas to West Virginia).
    Since supervisor was so far away, I had to perform the duties in my area for him (while getting paid less).
    Doesn't matter if your the best or the worst in your job, everyone gets paid the same, NO MATTER WHAT.

    Advice to Management

    Give a reward system, you'll be surprised who will rise to the occasion.

  8. "Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers and the pay is decent but neither is enough to put up with what management has been putting its workers through lately.

    Cons

    Horrible Management! Each manager does whatever they want, no company consistency. Company does not care about their employees, they only care about reports and the numbers on those reports. They've been pushing harder and harder the past several years and the great culture AEP used to have is long gone. This company shovels crap and you have to eat it because they get away with doing whatever they want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those employees that have seniority with the respect they've earned instead of treating new employees like they walk on water.


  9. "Zack Wolfe"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good hours, Good Job Outlook, Future with Company, Hire From Within First

    Cons

    Statrting with meter reading is tough, waiting to get on to take the cast test, with some type of certification would be a lot easier.


  10. "Horrible Training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AEP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Only reason they care about safety is because everyone gets a huge bonus if rating is below threshold. They train every employee entirely different and expect same results. They do not care about individual employees different needs.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better because they are your greatest asset. Quit thinking about profits and start listening to your employees needs. Upper management needs reorganized. They are pushing the old employees out and bringing younger in to save them a buck.


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