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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated October 8, 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. "Review on FirstEnergy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, vacation time, and a clean, sanitary environment.

    Cons

    I have no cons of this company.


  2. "Intern"

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    • 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

  3. "Fair salaries, stable work environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    fair salaries, stable work environment

    Cons

    Clerical Advancement opportunities very limited


  4. "Great Place to work"

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    I had a great hiring process and the managers that were doing the interview were very friendly. coworkers seem very helpful as well

    Cons

    8 hour rotating shift work is not too bad. shifting to a 12 hour shift rotation would allow for more time off

    Advice to Management

    shift to a 12 hour rotating shift. this will allow for more time off.


  6. Helpful (1)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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. "Best large company to work for in Akron area"

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    • 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.

  8. "Initial License Operator Training"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • 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!


  10. "It's good work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    I get plenty of exercise, it's easy, I'm in a union, I get benefits for myself and my wife. It's good work. I worked in maintenance for a cable company before this for nine years and didn't like it.

    Cons

    I put a lot of miles on my car, but I bought a fuel efficient vehicle for this job. There are dogs in nearly every backyard and it's very scary sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to give. first energy treats me well and I have no issues with management. the union helps keep everything balanced and in check.


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