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AEP Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. "Deckhand"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mate in Convent, LA
    Current Employee - Mate in Convent, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, off-time, holiday pay, interesting work, pay with only a high school education, travel compensation, safety oriented.

    Cons

    politics, a large helping of nepotism, ignore problem employees or just move them around hoping the issue will go away, 21-28 days square watches (offset by even time off) away from home half the year

    Advice to Management

    deal with issues, don't sweep them under the rug, stop promoting on the "good old boy" system. Offer incentives for performance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to sit at a desk"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cost Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AEP (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits you receive at AEP are top in the industry.

    Cons

    Extremely slow to change. Many post hoc assignments that could have been solved when business processes were in planning and all affected teams were involved. Too much finger pointing and lack of initiation to take charge and make positive changes

    Advice to Management

    Push for an inclusive work environment not just within each business unit but with all business units

  3. Helpful (1)

    "technical services"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance was good. Pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Heavily invested in coal. Need more diverse sources for power generation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "chop007"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Techniician in Waterford, OH
    Current Employee - Techniician in Waterford, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    close to home and good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Closing due to EPA and government, Management there is the the best


  5. "Billing Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There is no earned time off. What ever time you need to take you are allowed to take (within reason).

    Cons

    If you are not friends with the right people you will have a hard time working here. Higher-ups take all the credit when someone else accomplishes something but when something goes wrong someone will be used as a patsy to take the blame. Also, that "unlimited" time off is closely scrutinized if you are not part of the "in" group.

    Advice to Management

    Get an all new management team that will appreciate the talent that you still have while you have them...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pricipal Engineer / Mgr Process Safety"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer/Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer/Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of challenges and work to keep busy.

    Cons

    To many changes too fast.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganizing and introducing program after program


  7. "Fleet Mate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fleet Mate in Convent, LA
    Current Employee - Fleet Mate in Convent, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to start off with and finish career

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    everything Is good with management

  8. "Good company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transmission Control Room Operator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Transmission Control Room Operator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good money good people good benefits

    Cons

    Drama in som department as is anywhere

    Advice to Management

    Don't have anything to say on this one


  9. "Good employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Bridgman, MI
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Bridgman, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great. 12 hour shifts 6am- 6pm or 6pm- 6am, so you work 4 days on and 3 days off, then 3 days on and 4 days off. Chance for bonuses based on team performance. Most of the people are great to work with.
    Great training.

    Cons

    The job is pretty boring unless there is training or an outage going on. During outages there may be forced overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people, not just bodies to sit a post.


  10. "Substation Design Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substation Design Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Substation Design Engineer in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Like most utility companies, this company is very stable

    Cons

    As you progress, career opportunities might be limited.


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