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FirstEnergy Manager Reviews

Updated Mar 15, 2019

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3 Ratings
  1. "Material Management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging. Long term employement if you care to apply yourself and ignore political environment that all companies have.

    Cons

    Long hours during periods of storm restoration

    FirstEnergy2018-08-22
  2. "Long hours and no opportunities to advance. Good old boys club with antiquated thinking"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees are paid very well

    Cons

    Long hours Senior Management has old-school obsolete thinking Employees are treated as a number even though HR touts how they value workers. Dumpy offices. Not a very modern or stimulating environment to attract employees

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads outta the sand. Take your golden parachutes and let a younger, talented workforce take over

    FirstEnergy2019-03-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Oh That FirstEnergy"

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    Former Employee - Ex-Manager in Johnstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some day it might be a good place to be employed

    Cons

    I have found that management from Managers and up, not all, but over half in Operation are really bad

    Advice to Management

    Model yourself after Penelec

    FirstEnergy2017-07-11
  4. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    its an excellent company for me

    Cons

    its nothing special to talk about

    FirstEnergy2016-03-01
  5. "FirstEnergy - Competitive Energy"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked in small teams on highly technical development projects. Was able to see the full company and felt interconnected to the challenges that the business faced. Always felt as though contribution was valued.

    Cons

    Small team structure, extremely challenging political climate for energy producers using coal fired production. Additional challengs from operating in recent deregulated markets.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working to bring top talent into the organization. Ensure that employees feel connected, avoid confrontational managemnt styles as this lessens the value from many of the employees.

    FirstEnergy2014-07-22
  6. Helpful (4)

    "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Akron, OH

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, no pressure to work overtime, good sense of work life balance and normally promote from within

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on who you know as opposed to what you know. Not the easiest place to get integrated into the culture for experienced personnel

    FirstEnergy2014-03-20
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Inexperienced managers, bad decision-making by Sr. Mgmt, declining benefits, layoffs at least once per year.. (sigh)"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is generally very good and bonuses (when the company does well). There are a lot of dedicated employees willing to do what it takes to get work done. There is a strong respect for safety inbedded in the culture. Good human resource support to employees, but they are limited in what they can do to make changes.

    Cons

    Employees are overworked, stressed out with no light at the end of the tunnel. Benefit offerings have eroded to the point that we are below market. It is hard to attract good talent to fill jobs, because prospects have heard about the lack of work/life balance and unreasonable expectations of their employees. Sr. Management lacks the ability to articulate strategy to the employees and chose to hide instead of actively communicating and soliciting feedback. Ethics and morals are non-existent for some of the most senior leaders and the company lawyers finds creative ways to cover up their indiscretions. The severe lack of accountability for leadership is nauseating and creates engagement issues for all employees. There is way too much lip service paid to employees about how management is going to make things better, get additional resources, help to reduce work & hours, but all talk and no action! Management takes a class called "How to blow smoke up your employee's butts" once they accept their job offer.

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    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of the sand...wake up and smell the coffee... all the good people are leaving voluntarily because you fail to implement needed changes to encourage them to stay. We need some fresh faces on the Board too... big company operating like a mom & pop shop... not going to fly in this economy! Follow the rules of engagement YOU CREATED!! Lead by example and reward those employees who are willing to speak the unpopular opinion. It will be worth it!

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    FirstEnergy2013-08-22
  8. "Difficult Advancement"

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

    I worked at FirstEnergy part-time for 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.

    FirstEnergy2015-09-25
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