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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated December 10, 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)

  • upper management completely unqualified (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "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!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Nuclear Security Officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Perry, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Perry, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and plenty of opportunity to earn even more if you do not mind working a ton of overtime

    Cons

    No work life balance, forced overtime, very bad management. Seemed like they changed the ridiculous rules every two weeks

    Advice to Management

    They need to start valuing their employees more and stop taking themselves so seriously. Management acted like employees were peasants who should bow down and thank them for letting them keep their jobs every day.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nuclear Engineer II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent power experience that help you in other industries.

    Cons

    They will push you to try and sign off on projects that have the potential to harm the plant. A lot of people in management as far as supervisors and managers go in design are "yes men" and don't care at all about their employees. They'll throw you under the bus. They won't fire the corrupt and shady people due to limited loyalty so I'd stay away from this place.

    Everything is 30 years old including the office. They never clean so be prepared to get sick a lot, I never had allergies until I started working there. The plant goes down a lot so you'll have to give up your weekends and expect no bonus. The incentive bonus program is a sham as you never see it because the nuke sites are always shutting down for something. The pay is low. Morale is always low because they don't even provide the very basics to make any employee happy. Benefits aren't good.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    • 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.


  6. "Challenging Work"

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    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


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

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    • 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. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  9. "plant tech iv"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Tech in Haywood, WV
    Current Employee - Plant Tech in Haywood, WV

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

    Pros

    built in overtime
    good people
    every two weeks 4 days of plus the 2 days off every week inbetween
    safety program

    Cons

    shift worker
    covering shifts
    dangerous work environment


  10. "Struggling to be profitable"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is hard to beat.

    Cons

    Unsure of the future for the generation side of the company.


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