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PPL CEO William H. Spence
William H. Spence
63 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits; flexible hours (depending on department)(in 12 reviews)

  • "good company, good pay and benefits(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "There were some of upper management with old thinking(in 10 reviews)

  • "Upper management and middle management seem to be working in two different companies(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    PPL is a great company to work for. I have been with the company for many years and would highly recommend it. They provide me with excellent benefits, opportunities for growth, and a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are not any cons for me.

  2. "distribution tech Designer"

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      Former Employee - Design Engineer in Wilkes-Barre, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at PPL full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good work environment and benefits. opportunity to work unsupervised and help customers during power outages. very good benefits and pension.

      Cons

      sometimes have to work in in climate weather situations to restore power to many customers. this involves many hours continuios for weeks.

      Advice to Management

      keep doing what your doing, streamline the company for maximum efficiency. hire good qualified people that can work with minimal supervision.

    • "Generally good, but...mixed"

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      Current Employee - Senior Developer in Allentown, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      -- Great salary & benefits -- Challenging work -- Smart people (mostly)

      Cons

      -- IT (possibly others, I'd believe) tends to operate in silos -- Mgmt need to trust folks on the front lines more

      Advice to Management

      -- EMPLOYEES have a vested interest, contractors...not as much.

    • "Consider any other company"

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      Current Employee - Distribution Technician in Sunbury, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      I get a paycheck.

      Cons

      Extremely disorganized, "club" mentality

      Advice to Management

      We are asked to be "innovative" as though we are a company that welcomes innovation. We are not. The "innovative" ideas that actually come to fruition are thought up by people that aren't on the ground. These ideas are executed poorly, and without thought or advice from the people who are actually preforming the job, in my opinion. I have been a victim to these poor decisions, and witnessed many others fall victim. Allowing...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Horrible culture. IT department is a dumpster fire."

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      Current Employee - Analyst in Allentown, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Pay is decent. How bad do you need the money?

      Cons

      Hostile work environment . Even the most reasonable questions towards management are seen as dissent. High management turnover. IT department is a dumpster fire with filled incompetent leadership. CIO is highly incompetent. Cannot get projects off the ground. Constant lying by management. Managment pretends to care. Sweat shop work.

      Advice to Management

      Fire the President of EU. He has brought nothing but misery to the company. He is only looking for his golden parachute. Fire the CIO before he turns the place into a dumpster fire.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good roots, strong company, good pay"

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

      I worked at PPL full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Corporate leadership is strong, work is always challenging and there is always something to do, flexible with schedules and pay is good for the area.

      Cons

      company feels like it is in a constant state of change, its hard to see the vision.

    • Helpful (3)

      "How bad do you want to work?"

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      Former Employee - Engineering in Allentown, PA
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at PPL full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fantastic Pay. Decent benefits. Challenging work kept the days flying by constantly learning. If you can get into the union, you'll make great money and have a relativity good stable career. At this point though, anyone else should use this place only as a stepping stone or short term.

      Cons

      On the outside looking in, this company seems amazing. Highly recognized in the power distribution sector. However, it’s not much different than any other corporation wrapped up in itself only trying to look good to the public and shareholders. Corporate environment. Tons of programs, processes (good and bad), and bureaucratic garbage. They’ll talk all day about how much they care about you and your safety. Fact is,...

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      Advice to Management

      Always looking to point the finger... But never in the mirror...

    • Helpful (2)

      "Data Analyst"

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

      I worked at PPL full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Lots of learning. Empowered to do interesting work out of necessity (low head count). Gained many transferable skills.

      Cons

      Senior level management is clueless as to how a utility makes money. IT organization is a train wreck, many projects implemented failed because of poor IT management. Need people to manage systems. Cost cutting is valued at the detriment of future value.

      Advice to Management

      Sell the company to different management; it is the best hope for current employees and the local area to have jobs in the future.

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      "Negative environment"

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      Former Employee - Business Analyst in Allentown, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at PPL full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good pay and decent benefits

      Cons

      Low morale, Negative environment, Unhappy people

    • Helpful (2)

      "Definitely Not Recommend For Career Growth"

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

      I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Easy job, pretty stable employment (unless you're IT or when there's leadership change) especially if you suck up to management, pay is decent for low skills labor. This is a good stepping stone career or if you have strong connection with upper management.

      Cons

      No career growth, management is terrible and clueless of what they're doing, many wasted resources on higher level employees, ambition is perceived as a threat by others and will be discriminated against

      Advice to Management

      Learn some technical skills and learn to lead by example

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