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Updated January 8, 2018
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PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits; flexible hours (depending on department) (in 8 reviews)

  • great people to work with who are passionate (in 11 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. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at PPL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    OK place to work overall

    Cons

    slow growth and promotions at times

    Advice to Management

    Learn


  2. "No direction"

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

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

    Pros

    - great people to work with who are passionate
    - flexibility to move around the company
    - will never be bored

    Cons

    - poor management, has no idea what to do
    - constant employee and management turnover
    - culture can be toxic
    - project managers are novices
    - poor capital spend plan

  3. "Technician"

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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

    Fast past work environment. Learn many different industry electric services.

    Cons

    Currently downsizing and replacing company people with contractors


  4. "Accounting Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for experience.

    Cons

    Leadership out of touch. Promise opportunity but will never promote.


  5. "Not a healthy work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary and good benefits

    Cons

    Lot of politics, management has not clue what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Resign!


  6. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    they offer a good salary

    Cons

    they are very, very conservative


  7. "High salary, questionable job stability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    High salary, good people, secure parking and building

    Cons

    After many years of employment stability, ongoing reorganization affects jobs continually. Businesses are fragmented and decisions are made either in a vacuum or take a long time to be agreed and acted upon.

  8. "Great Pay; Management and Loyalty Needs Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits.
    Laid back (mostly).

    Cons

    Turnaround time is really short.
    Internal politics tend to rule, and sometimes disrupt your work.
    Work not always appreciated (especially if you don't make it known, and sometimes even then)

    Advice to Management

    Take good care of both contractors and employees to build loyalty.


  9. "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.


  10. 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


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