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Kansas City Power & Light Company Reviews

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3.4
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65%
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61%
Approve of CEO
Terry D Bassham
20 Ratings
  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Power & Light Company

    Pros

    Great culture and rewarding work

    Cons

    lots of regulation, can be slow

  2. "Overworked, under appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, rewarding work, minimal oversight.

    Cons

    Certain employees treated far better than others. Some do no work at all. Favoritism reigns supreme.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and allow competent people take over.

  3. "KCP&L review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Purchasing Agent in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good benefits if your job there lasts long enough for you to have enough years of service . I was a non union employee, some union employees seemed to be treated better and have a good thing going. Not all of them though.

    Cons

    What they say and what they do are totally different. When I was there we were under big pressure for "savings" and "process improvements" - so doing real work to keep the lights on took a back seat.

    Advice to Management

    I was in a division wide meeting where a high up Director from the head office told us to pick out workers who were easily replaced and treat them badly until they quit. I have more ethics than that and would not do it. Just because good jobs are rare here doesn't mean they should be jerks.

  4. "senior credit and collections clerk"

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    Current Employee - Senior Credit and Collection Clerk in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    pay, benefits, relaxed, easy, boring

    Cons

    time it takes to get on full time

    Advice to Management

    fast track talent please

  5. "Power Plants"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Superintendent in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good company, been around along time. Steady job and secure.

    Cons

    Hard to be chosen for advancement. Industry is changing and opportunity in plants are shrinking.

  6. "Shift foreman"

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    Current Employee - Field Foreman in La Cygne, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, pay, job security, 100% company match 401k for management employees.

    Cons

    Terrible hiring practices, favoritism is throughout the company, benefits for management are below average, no room for growth unless you are an engineer.

    Advice to Management

    An overhaul and more transparency at the generating station level badly needed

  7. "Wonderful Company"

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    Current Employee - CSA in Raytown, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, wonderful people, and great environment!

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.

  8. "Super Fun Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Instrumentation and Controls Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, gave you the tools needed to succeed, every day was fun.

    Cons

    Work, life balance was poor

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Truly a horrible place to work. Don't walk from the interview, Run!"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Lacygne, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Management is good when they follow procedure. If they like you (white, male, golfer) you'll do fine. If you're not, well, they will treat you like the cog you know you are.

    Cons

    Very uneven treatment of staff. Management is terrified of competence in underlings. Therefore mediocrity is tolerated and allowed to flourish, while talented individuals get overloaded and ridiculed for being smarter than management until they leave in disgust or are chased off.

    Advice to Management

    They do not take advice, but golly do they love to give it. Terry Bassham seems like a good guy, but he is not well served by his leadership team. I'm not surprised that the KCC rejected them to lead Westar.

  10. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good working environment, stable employment

    Cons

    You can make more money at other companies but the benefits are very good and there are occasional opportunities for career mobility within the organization.

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