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PPL Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence
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Pros
  • Overall pay and benefits are great (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people, nice office, people willing to help (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Detached upper management who doesn't follow through on their commitments (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "PPL is stable and compensates well."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall pay and benefits are great. Private life is considered by managers. Employment is stable.

    Cons

    Work is not cutting edge. Advancement is not based on performance.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the experience and knowledge of good employees more.


  2. "Friendly, welcoming people who know a great deal about the energy industry and their trade."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer one of the best salaries in the Lehigh Valley. Fortune 500 company. Excellent work perks. Great Intern program.

    Cons

    The location of the building is not the best for those who do not like cities.


  3. "Great place to work in Lehigh Valley"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Department in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Department in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great bonus plan, great benefits, fantastic vacation policy.

    Cons

    Conservative company which needs to open up a bit.


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  5. "An employer with an A reputation where I work with many talented people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent job security, great benefits, large company with room for both vertical and lateral moves, effort is rewarded

    Cons

    Like all large companies, they are conservative and can tend to be process-bound

    Advice to Management

    Try your best to identify areas where we can simplify and speed up workflows. Endeavor to increase rewards for effort and not just longevity. Continue your policy of encouraging personal and workplace safety.


  6. "PPL was great to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Management was starting to become less experienced and making poor decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from employees and don't make decisions with your eyes closed and no evidence to back you up.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    LG&E and Kentucky Utilities is a great company to work for. They have good benefits, and a great work environment. They really want their employees to grow with the company. It was like a second family, and I enjoyed going into work each day.

    Cons

    There are growth opportunities, but very few. I have seen many employee that where trying to move up in the company you have to leave, work somewhere else, and then get hired on in a different position.

    Advice to Management

    The company provides great learning opportunities. This company takes great pride in what they do and they care about the thought and concerns of their customers.


  8. "Great company with a lot of long-term potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunities to try different jobs across different parts of the org., a lot of upward opportunity over the long-term, a great place to develop a command of the energy sector if interested.

    Cons

    Somewhat "command & control" culture (it will be some time before a culture of employee empowerment is estabished), lack of innovation (but remember, it isn't google), culture still feels very "baby boomerish" (and I am one), some departments are very "get it done," even at the expense of the long-term (but not a universal problem).

    Advice to Management

    As workforce ages out, culture will need to adjust with demands of a younger work force, keep this in mind. Also, leverage the creativity of younger staff to drive technology and process advancement


  9. "Great with helping people getting more experience and skills doing a variety of difference jobs."

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A great company with strong ties to the community that is a good fit for me with the fast pace environment.

    Cons

    It help peoples who have a trouble background and encourage them to do better. They are very helpful with you getting a resume. It's only a temporary job that is for 9 months but do give good employees extendtions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company is 10yrs behind industry"

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

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and vacation time are good

    Cons

    Leadership has no prior experience, promotion based on popularity.qualifications are sadly over looked, especially at field manager lever.seems the worst employees have been given this role with little knowledge of actual work or skill in managing emoyees

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves , let peco take over and run the company they way it needs to be run.


  11. "Was an IT intern for PPL. Excellent internship program."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst Intern in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst Intern in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Internship program is extremely involved. You will meet executives, and see how everything works in a real corporate environment. The pay is higher than other companies. 98% of the workers are extremely friendly and mature.

    Cons

    Location. Allentown has great parts in one area, and then it's scary in the next. Berwick is an excellent little town, but there's nothing going on there.

    Advice to Management

    Intern program is excellent...don't stop it.


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