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Oglethorpe Power Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, great benefits, good leadership across the board

    Cons

    Smaller company so opportunities for growth may not present themselves as quickly as some would like.


  2. "Oglethorpe was a fine place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oglethorpe Power full-time

    Pros

    Nice facilities. It's a fine organization.

    Cons

    None. It's a fine organization


  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucker, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Oglethorpe Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with and great hours.

    Cons

    Low pay but the job was very stable. I never had to worry about layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth and pay your people better.


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  5. "Good company to work for, but no training program for employees at Power plants."

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Lanier Northwest, GA
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Lanier Northwest, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oglethorpe Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good wage and 401K.

    Cons

    Bad Supervisors and upper management. Everybody thinks everything will be alright, until something bad happens. Then it's a concern with the highest priority. It's an atmosphere that kind of scary. Someone is running your power plant with experience from somewhere else, you think. No training, testing makes one think.

    Advice to Management

    Have some senior management that cares about a power company. They are all in their offices hoping that someone in the origination knows the job.


  6. "Great work-life balance!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Smaller companies tend to have limited opportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Limited Growth Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance, new CEO who appears to be a thinker and not afraid to challenge the status quo. Hopefully, there will be changes in the future.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, not a lot of alpha employees, perceived inequalities for some employees, inexperienced managers. A lot of managers do not have other work experience; therefore, they are not willing to move away from inefficient processes and take risks.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a consultant to assist with conducting 360 management reviews.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Planning Analyst in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Planning Analyst in Tucker, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oglethorpe Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small group, easy to work with. In addition, there is a lot of freedom. Finally, the learning curve is easy to overcome.

    Cons

    Not very challenging in the work that is given. Also, some of the leaders are very narrow minded and not willing to grow in their ways.


  9. "People are great. Some managers are difficult."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oglethorpe Power full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits are good. Stable

    Cons

    Some management
    Long hours and commute

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  10. "Excellent working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very positive working environment with lots of long-term loyal committed and hard-working able people. If you like to work, and connect with the people you work with, this is the place. None better!

    Cons

    Limited staffing - if you are looking for an easy job or you are not a top-notch performer, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. People feel appreciated and empowered, which breeds loyalty and commitment to a job well done.


  11. "My work experience has not been challenging."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great 401k plan, good benefits, and great people.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for promotions, weak senior management, employees are complacent.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage technology across family of companies and seek opportunities to eliminate redundancy in jobs.



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