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AES Corporation Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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AES Corporation President & CEO Andrés Gluski
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  • Work-life balance is non existent (in 14 reviews)

  • A lot of changes in a short period of time (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, close knit work community

    Cons

    Corporate management often changes strategy and have made some questionable decisions for the business.


  2. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at AES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Multi-cultural, open to new ideas and solutions, several possibilities to inside growth

    Cons

    Its structure is constantly changing


  3. "They like to gamble"

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    Current Employee - Controls Mechanic in Stout, OH
    Current Employee - Controls Mechanic in Stout, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, thanks for shutting the doors on us! 460 families will soon face unemployment, and up to 19,000 will be directly affected.

    Cons

    Management seems to take frequent risks that rarely pay off as far as asset investments and asset management you guys love to buy coal plants and then sell out to the sierra club.

    Advice to Management

    After you acquired my power Station, you replaced all of your experienced planners and supervisors. Those employees were the backbone of our plant. That management strategy has cost you dearly over the past 8 years


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  5. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at AES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great values, strong continuous improvement program and staff training, decent pay, effective performance review system

    Cons

    Frequent cost optimization and restructuring, weak promotion system from country level to regional or corporate level

    Advice to Management

    To improve career advancement processes for experienced mid-level managers


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Plus and minus"

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

    I worked at AES Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offered incredible opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in a global environment. Fellow employees were generally of a high caliber and cooperative.

    Cons

    Corporate office has a miserable work environment for professional employees, more suited to low level clerks. The company is no longer a growth organization, and suffers from the loss of a great many of its best and most experienced talent.


  7. "Director IT"

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    Current Employee - IT Leader in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - IT Leader in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, Global Company, Great people

    Cons

    Continuous downsizing and cost reduction pressures


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay well. Great Bonus Plan.

    Cons

    Employment is no longer secure.
    Since stock price always lags below projections, cost cutting and outsourcing are common

    Advice to Management

    Go back to honoring your stated values.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good Stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Energy Production in Maysville, KY
    Current Employee - Energy Production in Maysville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career building block. Will help with furthering your education. Work schedule is ideal for most management employees.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from upper management. No one wants to make a decision. They constantly pass the buck so they are not responsible. Pay scale for management is low considering the employees working for them make double.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know what a power plant is. AES keeps bringing in plant managers with backgrounds that have nothing to do with the plant they are taking over. And instead of saying they dont know and asking for help. The plant managers talk about work they have no clue about. Which of course makes them look bad and causes the management team blow them to lose respect for them.


  10. "Excellent work culture, okay pay"

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    Former Employee - Legal Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Legal Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, excellent company culture, amazing people

    Cons

    lower salaries, lack of opportunities for professional development

    Advice to Management

    increase pay and professional development for support staff to retain talent


  11. "Start-up Speed and Global Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AES thrives on the empowerment of its people. The entire energy industry is undergoing a shift right now and for many people that shift will serve as an incredible wave for progress. If you are passionate about what you do, AES offers a springboard to make global impact through the delivery of safe, reliable and sustainable energy solutions in every market they serve.

    Cons

    With start-up speed comes start-up risk. The larger portfolio is being re-optimized, which means a lot of people are changing/losing their jobs as AES works to become a more efficient low-cost operator. If you are looking for stability, I would say go somewhere else. If you are looking to do something great at an Energy company with the resources to make it happen, come work at AES. The roads are not paved, but the opportunity is as great as you can make it!

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your greatest asset, now more than ever. Double-down on promoting and empowering those that are representative of AES' mission, values, and (desired) culture.



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