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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated May 13, 2018
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Pros
  • The company generally has good people, good pay and good benefits (in 20 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance; flexible jobs (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Stockhandler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Working with people, receiving and unloading trucks computer work forklift operator inventory maintenance

    Cons

    Bad weather, there nothing else

    Advice to Management

    Nope


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; flexible jobs. Most of management are great to work for and patient with learning curve.

    Cons

    Restructuring occurs periodically and not all job postings are visible to contract employees.

  3. "Working at FE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Very political, not much room for advancement unless you are in Akron


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineering Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to get a lot of responsibility quickly. This is a good way to get exposure to power systems

    Cons

    First Energy has a terrible habit of postponing career progression. They also like to keep engineers underpaid for their degrees.

    Advice to Management

    In order to keep more engineers it would be absolutely necessary to keep strict career progression timelines, as well as compensate them more for their title.


  5. "Good place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, wide array of career paths

    Cons

    Management issues, sometimes work life balance isn't the greates

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget where you came from and listen to your people


  6. "Steady"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Good bonus program for all employees, utilized newer tools and software to keep work relevant.

    Cons

    Mature market and most people stay and never change jobs so it provides limited opportunity for advancement or job changes.


  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    FirstEnergy has a good pay scale and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Need to bring in replacements earlier for employees who are retiring from key positions to provide knowledge transfer.

    Advice to Management

    As stated above, need to bring in replacement new hires in for a sufficient amount of time for critical knowledge transfer from those who are retiring from key positions.

  8. "diversity and inclusion"

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    Current Employee - Diversity and Inclusion, Outreach in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Diversity and Inclusion, Outreach in Akron, OH

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great co-op program, opportunities to learn and grow, EBRG

    Cons

    nepotism, not enough diversity exist

    Advice to Management

    worked here for year, low turner


  9. "Best job environment"

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    Current Employee - IT Secur in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - IT Secur in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to grow in this company is limitless.
    Management uses common-sense when making business decisions.
    Management is flexible with the employees still pursuing degrees.
    Camaraderie is top-notch.
    The work environment is very healthy.
    Management identifies those with strengths and enables them to hone their craft.

    Cons

    The hours are constantly moving and the shift from Day to Night shift is constant. As a former military member I really do not have a problem with this, but it seems to be the biggest complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the track that they are on and they will have a happy and motivated workforce.


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay. I am personally not micro managed and am allowed to be judged based on deliverables.

    Cons

    Corporate culture can be difficult to advance thru


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