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PPL Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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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 4 reviews)

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  1. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Lead Operations Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Operations Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, great people

    Cons

    no OT work long hours


  2. "Staff Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Solid succession plan, down-to-earth colleagues, good benefits, and decent pay

    Cons

    Company in transition introduced a lean business model, leaving employees very overworked.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Going through transition"

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

    I have been working at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and excellent benefits, mostly good people. Great opportunities for advancement due to lots of retirements. Lots of different types of jobs and the ability to move around within company. Making strides towards greater diversity.

    Cons

    Has just gone through spinn-off. People are overworked and stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the hard work and resilience of everyone who survived the spin. Sometimes it feels like no matter what we do its not enough.


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  5. "csr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hazelton Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hazelton Mills, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPL (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Long work days with very short breaks

    Advice to Management

    Needs more supervisors


  6. "Good place to work, great learning environment"

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    Former Employee - Substation Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Substation Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people, engineering works well with field and has good processes. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Market in this region is dry, significant other could not find employment in his field.


  7. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were great, and management was very supportive.

    Cons

    The group I worked for was cut when a transition occurred.


  8. "Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good compensation package for staff

    Cons

    Change in staff recognition and opportunities


  9. "Co-operative Associate"

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

    Pros

    Great company, people willing to help you

    Cons

    Slow periods with not much work, field work on hot summer days

    Advice to Management

    Have more work/structure for interns and hire more interns for full-time positions


  10. "Appreciated the employment"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sunbury, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sunbury, PA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great money hard work not long enough

    Cons

    long hours, wanted a permanent position, but this was fine until my MBA is completed. Now it is completed and looking for a more permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    I have a Masters in Business and project analysis and am looking for a more permanent position with PPL.


  11. "Beware"

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits, particularly the 401k and vacation. Pleasant working environment. Downtown Allentown has come a long way in the past few years...

    Cons

    The leadership team is in the process of taking significant steps - including outsourcing, the consolidation of job responsibilities and the outright layoff of direct employees - to drastically cut costs in order to avoid being taken over, thereby saving their own jobs. The resulting culture of fear is the single biggest con.



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