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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay for an internship program (in 17 reviews)

  • Employes receive good treatment good benefits and excellent pay (in 13 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. "Great Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "ok company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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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  5. "Grass isn't always greener on the other side"

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

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Health care benefits are good. Vacation time a plus. My department is awesome!

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes a while to change departments without relocating


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Everyone is very nice and easy to work with. Great pay as well.

    Cons

    Same employee complaints you would find at any company.

    Advice to Management

    Find people's strengths and use them, don't just continue to point out their weaknesses.


  7. "Challenging Work"

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

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Terrific training
    Flexible schedules
    Easy commute

    Cons

    At times too structured

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more progressive and innovative


  8. "Short Hire"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice facility with plenty of parking, nice people to work with, plenty of work space, in house cafeteria, free coffee, and a congenial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Short term contract, no direction on a project that required in depth knowledge of a sophisticated system, security requirements that took weeks to acquire.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate the requirements for security and permissions before bringing anyone on board, Find a better way to introduce a sophisticated program.


  9. "quality assurance technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Fairmont, WV
    Former Employee - Contractor in Fairmont, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    guaranteed work hours and professional work environment.

    Cons

    was a short term job


  10. "Interesting Internship"

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

    I have been working at FirstEnergy as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people, work environment.

    Cons

    Terrible communication with higher management. Takes forever to make a decision.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with insubordinates on a more regular basis, make quicker decisions.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay and benefits. Poor work-life balance."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Oak Harbor, OH
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Oak Harbor, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The compensation package is very good. There is plentiful overtime pay and there is also an annual bonus. Made several good friends over the years. There is also opportunity for individual growth.

    Cons

    Odd work hours and abundance of overtime makes it very challenging to have any sort of work-life balance. The nuclear industry is very meticulous in regards to procedures and standards. People from other, less detail oriented backgrounds may have a difficult time adjusting. New employees need to understand that they are nuclear professionals and be able to accept the additional time it takes to "do the job" because of the use of human performance tools.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to find out what will make your employees happy with their lives. The pay is very good, but the challenge to work-life balance has a negative affect on employee retention.



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