FirstEnergy - Ok Company, no growth potential | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Ok Company, no growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Energy Delivery Utilities in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, clean facilities, 10 operating companies. If you are ok with just staying where you are and not advancing at all into a different department or to management it is a reasonable place to work. Fairly consistent.

    Cons

    No room for growth, no promotions, mediocre salary. If you would like to move up in your position this is not the place for you. Be prepared to stay where you are for a very long time. First Energy is always in a budget crisis and it always effects everyone except senior leadership and above. You cannot say no to storm work. Even in the event of family emergency. I was told my job would be in jeopardy when I turned down outage work. Outages could last 16 - 20 days straight of working 16 hour shifts. No rotations or days off during storm mode.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire within, stop promoting your friends, quit treating employees as if they are disposable, understand life/work balance other than your own.

    FirstEnergy2013-11-04
  1. "Good experience"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Great environment, Good pay, Good experience

    Cons

    Location, HR is slow, old generation

    FirstEnergy2019-10-01
  2. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management and great employees

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    FirstEnergy2019-12-27

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