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FirstEnergy Analyst Reviews

Updated Oct 23, 2019

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5 Ratings
  1. "Constant layoffs = increasing workload"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked with fun people; had the opportunity to work with many different departments on projects

    Cons

    Constant cycle of lots of hiring then a lot of layoffs; no work/life balance - expected to work late/weekends to get the job done; not sufficient customer systems for the number of customers expected to be able to manage

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    FirstEnergy2013-11-06
  2. "Decent Company to work for, great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great pay. Atmosphere is relatively good. I worked in the new west akron campus building. Nice people to work with. Had a fitness area on-site. They hire a lot of interns so it is a good place to get in the door. They will definitively give you a lot of work to do.

    Cons

    Not everyone gets equal opportunity towards training. Expected to learn on the job and master it on your own when you have never done a certain skill set before. Not everyone who is a team lead or manager has the time to do proper training because they are spread so thin with their time. Ability to be promoted requires you to sell your sole. If you aren't a kiss ass who likes to constantly work past a standard 40 hour shift, you get bypassed. promotions come from senior level management who don't know you. If you are a programmer or have a position that is tough to hire someone, then you get better treatment, but if you are in a position that has lots of options, then you are seen as expendable.

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    FirstEnergy2013-02-18
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  4. "Not a good Culture to work and be happy in"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and good Location.

    Cons

    Culture leaves you questioning your decision to be employed there.

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    FirstEnergy2013-01-15
  5. "FirstEnergy"

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    Programmer Analyst IV in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good salary and benefits. Nice office space

    Cons

    they are trying to do too much with too little. Keep cutting staff to make earnings

    FirstEnergy2012-11-28
  6. "If you want to be promoted, you better go to happy hour"

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    Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Breadth of opportunity, above average compensation and benefits, great community support

    Cons

    Promotion based on friendships not competence, not all departments are created equal

    FirstEnergy2012-05-02
  7. "Not too bad of a place"

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    Senior Systems Analyst in Akron, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Employees...they are the best part of working at FirstEnergy. The people you work with make the job. They have many talented, hard working people there but Management simply takes advantage of them and continually ask for more.

    Cons

    The expectation of management, at least within IT, can be quite high. If you are good at something they continually ask more of you and are unwilling to work with you to cross-train others so you can advance within the company.

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    FirstEnergy2011-08-07
  8. "Okay."

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    Desktop Support Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    People are nice over here.

    Cons

    Lots of work to do.

    FirstEnergy2011-03-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company - make of it what you will"

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    Staff Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    One of the best paying companies in Ohio. Opportunities are there, but you have to be willing to really seek them out. As always, you can be whatever you want to be but you must be engaged and willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Still a company of the good old boys. Opportunities for females are harder to come by. There are females in upper management but overall there is a tilt towards male management. A number of changes to benefits since the recession started. Not convinced they were need but they benefited the company at that time and will continue to provide benefit to company long term.

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    FirstEnergy2010-08-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Training for Mgmt"

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    Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Very secure company with good benefits.

    Cons

    You need to be connected to the 'right' person to advance. Skills, education and experience are not necessarily considered.

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    FirstEnergy2010-02-24
  11. Helpful (2)

    "Heads buried like an ostrich"

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    Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    If you know how to play their game, you can succeed. I was told by co-workers that not all departments function the same and some are fair, but I never saw this during my time there.

    Cons

    Hard work does not always pay off. Management was too wrapped up in themselves to see the big picture.

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    FirstEnergy2010-01-09

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