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3.4
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Chuck Jones
47 Ratings
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  • "Management issues, sometimes work life balance isn't the greates(in 11 reviews)

  • "The real upper management is in Akron, if you want to be a Director it's awfully hard if your in a satellite office(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and be a part of."

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and great people.

    Cons

    Canno think of anything bad to say about working at FirstEnergy.

  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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 20 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

  3. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, employee gym, pay

    Cons

    I worked for one of FirstEnergy's nuclear generating stations for over six years. While I am grateful for my experience, after being gone for over three years and switching to a completely different industry I can confidently say that I would not recommend working here. First, get ready for loads of bureaucracy. You have to jump through hoops upon hoops to get anything done. Money is scarce. Management is top heavy....

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    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for your employees. Advance people based on results rather than playing favorites. Encourage new ideas. Embrace change. Stand up for your people. Start doing the right thing.

  4. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    good team atmosphere. People help each other. Nice work / life balance

    Cons

    wish it had more opportunities to grow

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not what you know, who you know"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Benefits are very good and salary is competitive. There are good people in the organization and if your lucky you work for some of them.

    Cons

    Management often makes decisions prior to evaluating the decisions they make. They leave the validation to the employees who are forced to justify these sometime very poor decisions. Culture can be combative where managers often resort to shouting. This shouting management style comes from the top down in IT. Opportunities for advancement are very limited. If you're in the "Good Ol Boys club" you'll do fine.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make decisions because the vendor sold you on it. Trust your employees to evaluate technology for you. Trust your employees. Give equal opportunity for advancement and acknowledge that you don't do this now.

  6. "Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Analyst 

      I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

      Pros

      Good Benefits and Paid Time Off

      Cons

      Old-school in nature in certain aspects

    • "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

      Pros

      Benefits, Salary, Work Life balance

      Cons

      Electric industry is highly regulated

    • Helpful (2)

      "Former substation electrician"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at FirstEnergy

      Pros

      Some of the field guys were good to work with

      Cons

      Now that I'm retired I can say what I want without worrying about getting fired. The supervision up to general management in mon power for substation and lines are some of the most unqualified and vindictive people I have ever met. I worked for this company for over 20 years and over time I have seen supervision steadily get worse. People are picked not for what they know or how they can help, but because they are someone's...

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      Advice to Management

      Re-evaluate promotions made in the last 4 years or so within mon power and watch for people who seem to ride coattails of someone else. Interview some former substation and lines workers to ask why they have moved on from this department, retired personnel included. Do this randomly, dont allow area management to pick and choose. You have managers that are verbally abusive and people are afraid to say anything so you...

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    • "Network Specialist"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

      Pros

      You stay busy and can work from home on occasion.

      Cons

      Not enough training to understand your role.

    • "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 20 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

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