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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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Pros
  • The company generally has good people, good pay and good benefits (in 18 reviews)

  • Employes receive good treatment good benefits and excellent pay (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, forced overtime, very bad management (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours -- there is no work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good people, good pay and benefits"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Muhlenberg, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Muhlenberg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company generally has good people, good pay and good benefits. The company is for the most part genuinely concerned with safety.

    Cons

    While I truly believe the company has good intentions implementation is sometimes the problem. They tend to think there's only one way to do things.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and their experience without constantly making them waste time trying to prove it to you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "In management position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are fair.
    Co workers are nice- mostly old ready to retire.
    Flexible work hours
    Dress code is business casual

    Cons

    Not progressive or forward thinking. Very little advancement opportunities unless you know someone or are part of the good old boys club

    Poor work environment.

    Staff reductions and no rehires. Just more workload for existing employees

    Older employees although nice , pretty disengaged- ready to leave.

    Lots of dead wood

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Young people aren't interested in your dinosaur mentalities

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Perry, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Perry, OH
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary upon initial hire, challenging work, job security, it pays the bills. Co-workers are great!

    Cons

    Many Managers are not engaged. Individual chosen for Supervision lack leadership and technical skills. Once hired inside the company, it is a good old boy network with what staff referred to as smokers and jokers. That is a major problem in improper decisions, promotions and raises. Producers and commitment are not recognized criteria and it results in most part in an unhappy work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Start making the right decisions and choices by recognizing the real contributors and not drinking buddies.


  4. "Oh That FirstEnergy"

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

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time (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


  5. "FirstEnergy Dev"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex time. Remote work from homw

    Cons

    Older tech, legacy support, on call 24/7


  6. "Critique of FirstEnergy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement and training!

    Cons

    Too far from family and friends

    Advice to Management

    Consider adding a tower group to the team


  7. "Electrical Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Good team and good infrastructure

    Cons

    Slow pace in project execution

  8. "GPU Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work before electric deregulation

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell generation!!!


  9. "CSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fairmont, WV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fairmont, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have competitive pay and great PTO

    Cons

    There is a lot of "Who you know" to move up, and it can be frustrating.


  10. "Customer Service"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fairlawn, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fairlawn, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management team if your willing to put yourself in a place for advancement.. they are their to help!

    Cons

    I really don't have anything bad to say... I actually love the company I work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do


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