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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated Mar 10, 2020

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53 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent but could be better"

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

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great salary prospects, advancement, learning opportunities. The people in general are great.

    Cons

    you are just a number. Micromanaging happens daily. So many rules and procedures you can barely get any work done.

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    FirstEnergy2017-09-13
  2. "Excellent work atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Transmission Systems Operator in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, people. Freedom to work independently and make your own judgement calls.

    Cons

    Shift work..not much else bad to say. As with any company you will have people you would rather not work with... but otherwise that's it.

    FirstEnergy2017-09-03
  3. "Supervisor Regional Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work, always something new to learn. Good pay and decent benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Expected to be available 24/7. Not paid for overtime or for storm duty.

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    FirstEnergy2017-09-04
  4. "Engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits. Schedule was really flexible. Lots of learning opportunities to move up the ladder

    Cons

    Lack of professional development opportunities and organized training

    FirstEnergy2017-08-20
  5. "Good people, good pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Muhlenberg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company generally has good people, good pay and good benefits. The company is for the most part genuinely concerned with safety.

    Cons

    While I truly believe the company has good intentions implementation is sometimes the problem. They tend to think there's only one way to do things.

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    FirstEnergy2017-07-31
  6. Helpful (3)

    "In management position"

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    Former Employee - Accountant II in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salaries are fair. Co workers are nice- mostly old ready to retire. Flexible work hours Dress code is business casual

    Cons

    Not progressive or forward thinking. Very little advancement opportunities unless you know someone or are part of the good old boys club Poor work environment. Staff reductions and no rehires. Just more workload for existing employees Older employees although nice , pretty disengaged- ready to leave. Lots of dead wood

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    FirstEnergy2017-07-29
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Perry, OH
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary upon initial hire, challenging work, job security, it pays the bills. Co-workers are great!

    Cons

    Many Managers are not engaged. Individual chosen for Supervision lack leadership and technical skills. Once hired inside the company, it is a good old boy network with what staff referred to as smokers and jokers. That is a major problem in improper decisions, promotions and raises. Producers and commitment are not recognized criteria and it results in most part in an unhappy work environment.

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    FirstEnergy2017-07-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Oh That FirstEnergy"

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    Former Employee - Ex-Manager in Johnstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FirstEnergy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some day it might be a good place to be employed

    Cons

    I have found that management from Managers and up, not all, but over half in Operation are really bad

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    FirstEnergy2017-07-11
  9. "FirstEnergy Dev"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Flex time. Remote work from homw

    Cons

    Older tech, legacy support, on call 24/7

    FirstEnergy2017-07-09
  10. "Critique of FirstEnergy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement and training!

    Cons

    Too far from family and friends

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    FirstEnergy2017-06-18
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