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Kansas City Power & Light Company Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Terry D Bassham
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  1. "Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time (More than 5 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No room for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fuels Foreman in La Cygne, KS
    Current Employee - Fuels Foreman in La Cygne, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Power & Light Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and 401 K 100% match

    Cons

    Shift work, no diversity, no ability to grow, no line of progression in management field


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lacygne, KS
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lacygne, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time (More than a year)

    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable job with interesting projects in the power business. There is a lot of opportunity to try different positions.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics. Some of the long time employees are stuck in their ways making it a stodgy place to work. The company doesn't offer some of the modern perks such as 4 ten hour days, or allow you to work from home. There are a lot of processes set in place making it difficult to bring about change even if its beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    Update the work conditions to help families have a better home/work balance. Listen to and reward employees seeking to make improvements. Get rid of the people that are constant problems.


  5. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Kansas City Power & Light Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay and atmosphere. Technology is current and up-to-date as well. It's a good place to work as a contractor especially if you don't need benefits or want to keep your skills current between permanment jobs.

    Cons

    No benefits for contractors. Contract employees rarely get hired on permanent.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good atmosphere, professional and friendly.

    Cons

    The company takes advantage of contract firms in that they very seldom hire the contractor, but keep renewing the contracts even up to several years!

    Advice to Management

    Staying as a contract hire for years is very discouraging to someone who wants to become a part of the company and benefit from all ot the rewards and benefits a permanent hire would provide. IE: vacation, sick days, medical etc etc. If you like their work make them permanent!


  7. "KCPL"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Systems Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Distribution Systems Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Random rotating schedule and can be stressful


  8. "Professional, diverse, relaxed environment with great pay & benefits."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advocate in Raytown, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advocate in Raytown, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Power & Light Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay & insurance options. Flexible & ample paid time off. Lots of room for growth or furthering your career.

    Cons

    Can be sometimes a little difficult dealing with frustrated or demanding customers when in a direct contact position or out in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Great job with listening to employees & working expeditiously to imp linen new policies & procedures to assist in our daily tasks.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Departments work with each other and not against. Personal agendas seem minimal, and the customer is a priority. Top executives seem aligned well with lower levels of management.

    Cons

    No negatives here. Benefits are under pressure nationally, but the company tries to balance impact with employees.


  10. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Red-Hat Linux Administrator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Red-Hat Linux Administrator in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Manager, Flexible work timings, More learning scope

    Cons

    None i could come across for a short period that i was.


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