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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated September 13, 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)

  • No work life balance, forced overtime, very bad management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Decent but could be better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary prospects, advancement, learning opportunities. The people in general are great.

    Cons

    you are just a number. Micromanaging happens daily. So many rules and procedures you can barely get any work done.

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees to do their jobs.


  2. "Supervisor Regional Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work, always something new to learn. Good pay and decent benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Expected to be available 24/7. Not paid for overtime or for storm duty.

    Advice to Management

    Respect that your management employees time is valuable and pay them for overtime. Management benefits should be equal or better than the bargaining unit, not worse.

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great, and everyone helps everyone else out.

    Cons

    It's a very large company and you only get to know the people who you work with.


  5. "GPU Employment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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!!!


  6. "Great pay but an uncertain future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Job pays well but the outlook in this part of the company is cloudy at best.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, insurance premiums rise every year with less coverage

    Advice to Management

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  7. "Great Co-op Experience"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op

    I have been working at FirstEnergy as an intern

    Pros

    Meaningful and relevant work is assigned. Many opportunities to meet upper management

    Cons

    Occasionally ran out of things to do

  8. "Great Employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at FirstEnergy. For being in located in NE Ohio they offer great pay and solid benefits. The IT department is forward thinking and organized. Management seems to value a strong technical culture.

    Cons

    As an energy company there is great opportunity in the next few years but it seems like FirstEnergy is not keeping up with renewable energy research and production-- start doing this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue making employees feel valued.


  9. "ok company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Arborist
    Current Employee - Arborist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary location coworkers benefits supervision

    Cons

    budget team sharing no incentives

    Advice to Management

    get with it before you lose good employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Things are changing, so good, so not so good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reactor Operator
    Current Employee - Reactor Operator
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good bonuses, great people, 401k and pension, excellent safety culture

    Cons

    Overly intrusive oversight programs, natural gas is killing electrical generation


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