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"Mechanical Engineer from Ohio"

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, OH
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, OH
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Pros

1. I love what I do.
2. My coworkers have become my best friends.
3. I get up to date continuous training
4. I get to do a lot of community service
5. The pay is definitely something to brag to my friends about.
6. The upper management is very knowledgeable.
7. I am able to have a great work/life balance.
8. I have career stability.

Cons

1. Outages seem to be very time consuming in the midst of them.
2. The benefits are not as great as they used to be.

Advice to Management

I would say that I am enjoying the alternative energy sources that we are exploring and we need to look into it more.

Other Employee Reviews for AEP

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love my job."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Bridgman, MI
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Bridgman, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoy the opportunities that I have been given as a result of working here. The pay and benefits are nothing to complain about, either. I feel that there is no glass ceiling for me and I can do anything I would want to do. I have made some life long friendships and respect the management. Its not so bad working so close to the beach, either.

    Cons

    I would say that outages are the only downsides of working at AEP, but. hey, at least the overtime makes up for all of the negatives.

    Advice to Management

    I would say we need to also get into more alternative forms of energy.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "AEP -- a dynamic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Energy Analyst
    Current Employee - Energy Analyst
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best parts about working at AEP are the opportunities for internal mobility. At AEP, and particularly in the Commercial Operations division, people are encouraged to try different projects and groups. Upward and as well as lateral mobility is quite common, and many people switch roles every couple of years. This kind of dynamic environment (1) produces a workforce that better understands how their work fits into "the big picture" (2) allows employees to get to know and network with a broader cross-section of the company, and (3) forces us to re-examine the old methods and habits in search of improvement.
    Before getting to know AEP, I had imagined the company as any old utility -- rigid and boring -- but after two years, I'm still excited to work there!

    Cons

    A negative to working at a large company such as AEP is the disconnect between divisions and operating companies. Besides AEP's regional utilities across several states, there are also river barge operations, special environmental projects, and energy market trading activity. While corporate management tries to unify the company through e-mails, a good intranet site and company newsletters, it's still sometimes difficult to see the big picture of the company and truly understand what's happening.
    Another frustrating aspect of working at AEP is the time it takes to work through layers of IT security for new employees. It takes several days to get security badges to work, e-mail accounts to be set up, access for computer applications to be granted, and passwords to function. These problems make it difficult for new employees to acclimate to the climate and to jump right into their new jobs.

    Advice to Management

    While there is a formal process for employee feedback, I feel it might be very helpful to have a formal chance for employees to give feedback to their supervisors. This would open the channels of communication further.

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