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"FirstEnergy is a good place to work, but is not without its flaws."

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Current Employee - IT Systems Operations Specialist in Akron, OH
Current Employee - IT Systems Operations Specialist in Akron, OH
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent benefits include 401(k) with employer matching (up to 6 percent). Additional 6% employer matching based on corporate objectives. There are many great opportunities for advancement. Because this company has had deficiencies in certain areas in the past that have had a major negative impact, it has worked hard to turn its image around. FirstEnergy now is beginning to be a leader in corporate implementation of Information Technologies. There are other areas that were turned around in a similar manner. Opportunities exist all over FirstEnergy.

Cons

Sometimes too structured. Separation of duties makes it difficult to get access to resources (access to systems and facilities).

Advice to Management

Make it easier to gain access to required resources.

Other Employee Reviews for FirstEnergy

  1. "An interesting business with a great deal of day-to-day significance to the consumer."

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    Former Employee - Pricing in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Pricing in Akron, OH
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a very interesting business in which to gain experience, since everybody uses electricity. I enjoyed the quantitative nature of the work, and the opportunities to gain more in-depth knowledge about topics like energy generation and distribution, as well as the nature of new deregulation policies in Ohio.

    Cons

    This is a conservative company. This means the overall pace of work is rather slow, and there's a bit of lack of motivation coming down from management. Again, the company is regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio-meaning the bottom line is assured by political deals with PUCO, and not as much by efficiency and scale.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace deregulation.


  2. "Difficult Advancement"

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    Former Employee - Professional Services Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Professional Services Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Pay and Benefits
    - Car Allowance
    - Training
    - Large workstations and free train tickets

    Cons

    It is difficult to advance upward in such a large company. I had to leave as it was too much competition and the new recruits from College keep flooding the hiring gates.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the older employees who have the experience.

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