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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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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 work for"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Shippingport, PA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Shippingport, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    pay's great - lots of long time employees - great opportunities for young people - lots of potential for the right person

    Cons

    long hours - good opportunities for former military especially US Navy nukes - located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey


  2. "FirstEnergy is a reputable company with growth opportunities for those willing to work smart and hard."

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    Current Employee - Senior Distribution Engineer in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Distribution Engineer in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FirstEnergy has competitive benefits and they consistently pay out incentive compensation bonus.

    Cons

    FirstEnergy, like many utilities, is structured and does not allow much room for creativity.

    Advice to Management

    When employees are promoted out of order, or given preferential treatment, it is obvious to the rest of the Corporation, which takes the motivation and drive out of employees.

  3. "Security shift supervisor"

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    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.


  4. "Strong management, Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly, team atmosphere, interesting work...quality of life in Akron area

    Cons

    Reduced benefits the last few years


  5. "Good place to work if you're willing to do the work and stay late"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Coop
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people I've ever met, Everyone's willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Long hours, everyone seems like they work at least 10 hours a day, technology's really outdated, hard to keep up with workload


  6. "Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a very good job

    Cons

    There are not many cons


  7. "Fantastic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, easy transition for relocation, great on boarding process.

    Cons

    Located in ohio, not great as a pittsburgh native, no real complaints, very solid company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, the company could tighten the belt a bit on safety but I can see the effort is being made to do just that.

  8. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Security Supervisor
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and stable work environment

    Cons

    Swing shift, work long hours


  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great First Job! I honestly couldn't be happier. Senior Engineers are a great source of knowledge and are true experts in there respective fields. The projects are exciting and you are given the ability to work in a team and autonomously. The hours are great and my coworkers are very friendly.

    Cons

    My only con is the aging workforce will eventually be a problem if younger engineers are not brought in to absorb the wealth of knowledge this company has to offer.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring in new young personal to learn from the experienced workforce this company already has obtained!


  10. "Left job to move"

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    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


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