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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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Chuck Jones
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Pros
  • Good pay for an internship program (in 16 reviews)

  • Employes receive good treatment good benefits and excellent pay (in 16 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 Company to Have a Career At"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transmission Systems Operator in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Transmission Systems Operator in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment, with excellent resources and a very encouraging team atmosphere. Employee pay is very good, and seems to be very competitive to the industry. Also benefits are great (despite what older employees might claim as they had even better benefits at one point).

    Cons

    Most of the positions are high stress positions, that require excellent attention to detail and an understanding of complex subject matter. Due to the nature of the work, many job responsibilities or tools are in constant flux. The electric system itself is very dynamic and it requires people in the power industry to be very excellent at dynamic problem solving.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be that management should take more advice from employees performing essential job functions when considering upgrades to tools or systems.

    Operator input on transmission projects in planning for instance, would go a long way to help address the disconnect that sometimes exist between design practicality and necessity.

    Overall, this "open to suggestions" culture has been really excellent with regards to safety culture. It could be another strong benefit that will ultimately improve performance of the system and employee morale. My experience with management at FE has always been positive and that's really the only suggestion I have.


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Employee in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the staff and the environment that is focused on providing quality services to millions of great American men and women. The work was very fulfilling.

    Cons

    Akron isn't the greatest place to live.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Hard work pays off!


  3. "Initial License Operator Training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SRO Instructor in Shippingport, PA
    Current Employee - SRO Instructor in Shippingport, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay is good, company climate is pretty too notch.

    Cons

    More afternoon shifts than I thought there would be

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing. I really enjoy working here currently.


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  5. "Best large company to work for in Akron area"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly Competitive Pay
    Friendly Working Environment
    Excellent benefits, especially for retirement and paid time off
    Plenty of challenges and opportunities for growth
    Amazing CEO
    Generally decent work/life balance
    Promotes diversity & inclusion

    Cons

    Company balance sheet is scary
    Some Shared Services and Competitive Energy Services jobs are overly demanding, leading to burnout and stress

    Advice to Management

    Continue to adopt modern Leadership skills and motivation tactics.


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    ""Great company that treats their employees well, generous compensation""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Asbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Asbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FirstEnergy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very fair and equitable company. Positive working environment. A "think tank" of employees who respect one another and share ideas. The company treats their employees very well from a salary and benefits standpoint.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move up in management if you are a woman, despite your hard work and being a team player.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for creating a positive work environment that values feedback.


  7. "IT Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Professional Co-op/ in Reading, PA
    Current Intern - Professional Co-op/ in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Hands-on work from the first day on the job.
    - Held in the same light as a full-time employee
    - Great room for career growth (50% of the company is up for retirement in the next five years)
    - Solid pay for an internship
    - Very Friendly workplace (everybody wants you to do well)
    - Work / Life Balance is good
    - Work is meaningful (Help provide power to over 6 million customers in six different states)

    Cons

    - Human Resources was pretty late in submitting an internship offer (one month left in semester)
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    Advice to Management

    Please consider offering a full-time position a little sooner than 3 months to graduation. Most folks already have multiple offers by then.


  8. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transmission Systems Operator in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Transmission Systems Operator in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of time off and laid back atmosphere. 401k match 100% up to 6%. Lots of room for growth and excellent pay compared to similar positions.

    Cons

    Cold winters! Not much else to complain about


  9. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Shippingport, PA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Shippingport, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Is a great environment to work in

    Cons

    There is not always a lot of work to do


  10. "Left job to move"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good solid company with plenty areas to advance in

    Cons

    Nothing really stands out that you don't have at other companies


  11. "Security shift supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in Oak Harbor, OH
    Current Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in Oak Harbor, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervising people can bee rewarding and the money its great

    Cons

    No cons except favoritism among men.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all your workers. Don't reward employees using the good old boy approach.


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