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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The company generally has good people, good pay and good benefits (in 19 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Odd work hours and abundance of overtime makes it very challenging to have any sort of work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • upper management completely unqualified (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer III"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits. Schedule was really flexible. Lots of learning opportunities to move up the ladder

    Cons

    Lack of professional development opportunities and organized training


  2. "FirstEnergy Dev"

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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

  3. "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.


  4. "Great to learn industry"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Akron, OH
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-Life balance is good. People around you are willing to guide and help you. Most people at the company have been in the industry for 10 years or more so their experience is great to learn from.

    Cons

    Because FirstEnergy has so many subsidiaries, working at the child companies can be tough. Not as many opportunities as corporate. Ancient industry so younger employees are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees based on merit.


  5. "FirstEnergy"

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a large company with a diverse set of job requirements and locations allowing for the ability to pursue different work experiences and settings, expand knowledge and experience base.

    Cons

    Outside of Merger events, the company has been shrinking (along with most similarly positioned enterprises) for the last forty years. Frequent shifts in business emphasis and goals have made it very difficult to ever feel secure in almost any position.

    Advice to Management

    Pursue areas of opportunity beyond what you view as your core competencies, or continue to oversee an ever-diminishing company.


  6. "Plant Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent hourly rate, Performance bonus

    Cons

    Terrible insurance, low 401 match

    Advice to Management

    look for a new job


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Electrician/Mechanic in Penn, PA
    Current Employee - Electrician/Mechanic in Penn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Overtime is fairly plentiful as long as you like being forced to work it. And it always seems to come at inconvenient times.

    Cons

    Management is severely lacking in professionalism and experience. Almost no job structure. They want everyone to perform any craft at any time. Sometimes u can't take an iron worker and make them an electrician in 15 min.

    Advice to Management

    Classify work accordingly. Do not pretend every job is an emergency. Get technical support that can communicate and supply relevant information.

  8. "Mixed Thoughts"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Perry, OH
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Perry, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is good, benefits are decent, don't usually work to hard.

    Cons

    Forced overtime, meaningless policies and procedures, not much work life balance, Non-union, management and supervision can do as they please.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on the core mission, justifying your salary by creating useless and obsurd policy and procedures to make up for the mistakes of perhaps two percent of the Officers only serves to lower the moral of the section.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Nuclear Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Perry, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Perry, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and plenty of opportunity to earn even more if you do not mind working a ton of overtime

    Cons

    No work life balance, forced overtime, very bad management. Seemed like they changed the ridiculous rules every two weeks

    Advice to Management

    They need to start valuing their employees more and stop taking themselves so seriously. Management acted like employees were peasants who should bow down and thank them for letting them keep their jobs every day.


  10. "plant tech iv"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Tech in Haywood, WV
    Current Employee - Plant Tech in Haywood, WV

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

    Pros

    built in overtime
    good people
    every two weeks 4 days of plus the 2 days off every week inbetween
    safety program

    Cons

    shift worker
    covering shifts
    dangerous work environment


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