FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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3.4
58%
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82%
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FirstEnergy President and CEO Chuck Jones (no image)
Chuck Jones
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, advancement opportunity, and education reimbursement(in 23 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits and Paid Time Off(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "No trust in upper management, very secretive environment, "they" don't value your personal time, they expect you to put them first(in 13 reviews)

  • "Work Life balance could be better(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Control 

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, advancement opportunity, and education reimbursement

    Cons

    State of company is not certain on the generation side

  2. "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Operations Training Specialist in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay with average benefits

    Cons

    Salaried workers are expected to put in extra time without compensation (even comp time would have been nice)

  3. "Moved to Contractor"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were good, pay was solid, benefits were great, cafeteria onsite was pretty good as well

    Cons

    Hired a contracting company to take over IT, then told all current employees they either resigned or accepted a position with the new company to circumvent having to pay severance etc.

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  4. "No Room for Growth"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Nuclear Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance has improved over my 6 years of employment. They're getting better at understanding employees shouldnt live at work

    Cons

    -No room to move up in the company unless you know someone.

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  5. "Analyst IV"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst IV 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits with great pay

    Cons

    Work Life balance could be better

  6. "Senior"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you like Government work environment

    Cons

    Nothing here is current best practices,,,,at least 10 years behind the curve

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  7. "Employment @First Energy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager | Distributioin Tech II in Greensburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Takes care of employees, promotes work life balance initiative.

    Cons

    Pushing Diversity and Inclusion agenda

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  8. "Great Job, benefits, co workers and Management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Operator in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job is rewarding. Generous PTO. Slow and busy times of year. relocation packages.

    Cons

    Rotating schedule, erie is cold and miserable. If this exact job was located in the south I'd never leave.

  9. "Heavy equipment operator"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yard Operator Mechanic in Shippingport, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is great. Benefits are alright.

    Cons

    More overtime than most people want

  10. "Great company to work for!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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