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PPL Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence
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Pros
  • Great people, nice office, people willing to help (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits; flexible hours (depending on department) (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management keeps cutting employees while increasing workload, and rewarding themselves with ever-increasing exec pay packages (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Field manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working with people, learning labor relations

    Cons

    Not a 40 per week job


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account Associate"

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    Former Employee - Account Associate in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Account Associate in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, work life balance, and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Weak middle management, bureaucratic utility culture, and communication.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a 21st century culture of efficiency and cut the dead weight.

  3. "Manager Market Analysis"

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

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Technically strong core group of people in middle management.

    Cons

    Leadership detached. Lack of clear long-term goals and strategy.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Underperforming culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid technical capability, with well-intentioned (but not fully engaged) employees

    Cons

    Mired in the '80s from a leadership and culture perspective, with lack of compelling and aligned vision on employee engagement


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A strong company that continues to change."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that always looked to do the right thing and adapted and changed to ensure it was a leader in the industry. High ethics and high compliance standards. Great growth opportunity due to impending retirements.

    Cons

    The leadership abilities of managers could vary from department to department. Some days the bureaucracy of a large Fortune 500 could take over and stall things from happening.

    Advice to Management

    Over communicate to employees in a timely manner as the company continues to change.


  6. "caregiver,housekeeper,laundry,meal prep, companionship"

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    Current Employee - Live In Care Giver, Aide Hosekeeper in Mount Union, PA
    Current Employee - Live In Care Giver, Aide Hosekeeper in Mount Union, PA

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    like keeping safe clean environment

    Cons

    working with Alzheimer's is frustrating and I have been doing caregiving a long time and I love working in laundry and housekeeping in a facility and interacting with the residents and people loved helping in the dining room serving the residents I'm a lot older now and I like the calmness of working like this

    Advice to Management

    I like working on my own I have worked in a laundry and housekeeping department in a nursing facility before and I really liked it


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Paperwork is Sorry!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Java, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Java, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting someone to come in

    Cons

    Not receiving paperwork!.Waiting for members to get paid is out of this world.

    Advice to Management

    Need to open an office somewhere in The Danville/Chatham area, so paperwork can get put in on time...The wait is crazy

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Move Along."

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

    Pros

    Experience for your next position elsewhere.
    Steady pay check.
    Experience constantly adapting to a change.

    Cons

    5 different bosses in less than 2 years
    Poor pay relative to position requirements
    Poor HR. Job titles squashed to reduce compensation.... Managers really are directors, supervisors are really managers.
    Company has no long term, direction and vacillates between strategies.
    People running groups or organizations have no experience with those groups and organizations

    Advice to Management

    Replace your HR group
    Value your employees
    Either provide services for your customers or cut costs. The two are mutually exclusive. Don't expect to.provide good customer service if you aren't paying appropriately to provide it.
    Put suitable employees in roles they are experienced at and don't just "find a spot" for them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, great projects

    Cons

    Workload, constant organizational changes, high employee turnaround rate

    Advice to Management

    Constructive Culture should come from top to bottom


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work experience to build resume for next employer.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company no longer cares about employee morale or work hours. Hours are ridiculously long and job expectations are unrealistic. Upper management keeps cutting employees while increasing workload, and rewarding themselves with ever-increasing exec pay packages. Current management is so out of touch and has ruined the company

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and get people in who know what they are doing.


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