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PPL Reviews

Updated 29 July 2014
Updated 29 July 2014
54 Reviews
3.9
54 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good pay & benefits but older culture of top down management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Their pay & benefits are still good including their time-off policies. Large number of employees reaching retirement age so advancement opportunities should be on the rise.

    Cons

    Management talks about valuing employees input but most don't walk the talk. Lots of changes going on and you never know when your job may be eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to employees on the front lines of areas you're making decisions about. It will improve the success of your decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Good working environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    Good pay, good networking events.

    Cons

    Not as much work as I would like.

  3.  

    Good internship experience that opened other doors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at PPL as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management. Things can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be as judgmental, improve relationships with low level employees and be sincere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stable but no forward vision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fair and competetive employee benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator

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

    Pros

    competetive salary, health benefits, vacation beneftis, development opportunities

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    As an intern, not too much to do or learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, relaxed environment, nice facility,

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay, good benefits, behind the time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, corporate lifestyle

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RAISE 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Pay, too much paperwork and bs

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwick, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwick, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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