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AES Corporation Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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AES Corporation President & CEO Andrés Gluski
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Pros
  • Great people, seems to promote from within, good pay (in 15 reviews)

  • When AES says they put safety first and it is their number one value, they really mean it (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Some times is difficult to have a work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Corporate office has a miserable work environment for professional employees, more suited to low level clerks (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "AES review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, seems to promote from within, good pay

    Cons

    Macroeconomic conditions with utilities


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership in SBU changes every year. Corporate groups inefficient. ELT leadership do not function as a team. Stock price.

    Advice to Management

    Biggest change is required at the highest levels in Arlington.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "If you have a choice, take the other offer."

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

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    It's a paycheck and the work is really easy.

    Cons

    Hard work, dedication, and producing great results are unfortunately not the keys to success at AES. There are very few promotions, and the promotions that do occur are overwhelmingly based on favoritism, not demonstrated talent. People that are completely unemployable outside of the utility due to a lack of measurable skill sets are rewarded and treated as superstars. People that are great performers are overlooked for promotions, used and left behind. The culture here is absolutely toxic.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to excel as a Company, you need to take a critical look at the people you are placing into senior leadership roles. Not all of the people you have placed on the senior leadership team are qualified to be there.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    AES is a great company to grow your career. There are a number of opportunities for advancement. The company is going through an exciting time as the industry transforms.

    Cons

    As the company transforms so should policies. Employees should be able to work remotely. Also, work life balance is very challenging.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows and transforms it's time to let go of those who won't let go of the past. There are too many leaders who are poisonous to the company's culture.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "AES Corporation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunities are endless for people who are willing to work hard and try sincerely to do what is right for the business. Like any business, others rise up through other means that aren't necessarily positive, but those people are few and far between and are not reflective of the overall promotion/opportunity process.

    Cons

    Seems if you challenge those in global positions (even when done in a very respectful way), particularly if from the US team, it is looked upon negatively.

    Advice to Management

    We have a great company, really believe in the people to rise to the occasion...seems we look at the short term, cutting costs to meet external commitments vs. adjusting expectations and giving our people an opportunity to make things happen (which sometimes takes longer than a quarter to happen)


  6. "Challenging Business Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and salary; liberal leave policy; concern with ethics and safety; global culture; smart people; moving into renewables and new technologies.

    Cons

    Very challenging business environment due to macroeconomic conditions in Latin America, dropping energy prices due to entry of cheap renewables.

    Advice to Management

    Despite current challenges, stay the course to make AES a more efficient, competitive and environmentally progressive company. Continue to reduce its geographic footprint.


  7. "Great company to work in!"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Buyer
    Current Employee - Strategic Buyer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    This a really good compaany! I worked in other international companies but AES is way ahead in terms of attitude towards employees, streamlined processes and modernized tools which help our everyday work.

    Cons

    I do not have such at that stage

  8. "Large Potential, but requires appropaite planning and clear delegation"

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

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Large Potential to grow. Large presence in all Americas. Bi-cultural management.

    Cons

    Needs to improve planning. Need more clear delegation

    Advice to Management

    Better planning / delegation


  9. "Director"

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

    I have been working at AES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    AES is committed to continuous improvement of how we serve customers.

    Cons

    The pace at which the industry as a whole is changing is breathtaking.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great challenge and amazing strategy to growth in a clean way while making a difference in the markets we are,

    Cons

    Work - life balance is a challenge with so many demanding priorities at the time is also very fulfilled for career development and personal growth

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate strategy execution


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