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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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3.8 45 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence

William H. Spence

(17 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good working environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay, good networking events.

    ConsNot as much work as I would like.

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    Good internship experience that opened other doors

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong internship program, great pay and good people. Real projects with real implications.

    ConsManagement. Things can be slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be as judgmental, improve relationships with low level employees and be sincere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable but no forward vision

    Data Analyst (Current Employee) Allentown, PA (US)

    ProsCoworkers are great, do very well at taking care of people and working through various issues to get the work requirement done. while I cannot speak to the union workers, on the nonunion side the management tends to stay flexible with work schedule.

    ConsThe division I work in tends to react to issues rather than thinking about how to mitigate them in the first. IT and Operations have a lot of Red Tape between them, and the sense of urgency is often not there. Workers usually start as temps with no benefits for a year or more. After which the next move is to Specific Professional which is basically an internal temp, with bare basic benefits, medical, but no dental, very little vacation time, and no more over time but you're now expected to work a minimum of 45 hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay of your workers, we seem to keep losing people over it and the training of a new person takes months till their productivity really replaces someone. Lets focus on more work from home benefits and if IT cannot get something done in 7 months, lets start looking to replace them rather than making excuses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair and competetive employee benefits

    Contract Administrator (Current Employee)

    Proscompetetive salary, health benefits, vacation beneftis, development opportunities

    Consjob functions are limited and don't provide for cross function growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    As an intern, not too much to do or learn

    Intern (Former Employee) Allentown, PA (US)

    ProsPay, relaxed environment, nice facility,

    ConsDidn't learn a whole lot as an intern. Not very up to date on new systems, was not given very much responsibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay, good benefits, behind the time

    Marketing Associate (Current Employee) Allentown, PA (US)

    ProsGreat pay, benefits, corporate lifestyle

    ConsLocation, behind the times, Internal IT services are laughable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work, just nothing to do after work and poor pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Allentown, PA (US)

    ProsThe people are all respectful. Corporation is committed to safety and compliance. The company's management will take time to talk to employees at any level of the org chart.

    ConsThe people are all respectful. Corporation is committed to safety and compliance, even at the expense of making money

    Advice to Senior ManagementRAISE THE WAGES. PPL does not pay a market wage. It also shows a huge bias toward external candidates at the expense of passionate and committed internal candidates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Pay, too much paperwork and bs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Berwick, PA (US)

    ProsThe pay is great and your job is pretty much guaranteed unless you really screw up. Also there should be opportunities as time goes on because the workforce is getting very old.

    ConsToo much paperwork, management is disconnected from the employees, the answer to fixing things is to add another layer of paperwork to get something done. Management is scared to fire trouble employees and still give them raises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to simplify the way things are done at the organization and they also need to grow a backbone to support their employees. It could be a great company if there was a true vision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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