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Allentown, PA (US)
10000+ employees
1994
Company - Public (PPL)
Energy
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
PPL packs a powerful punch in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and the UK, where it distributes electricity to about 5.3 million customers through regulated subsidiaries PPL Electric Utilities (1.4 million customers), two utilities in Kentucky (1.3 million), and Western Power Distribution ... Read more

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PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence
William H. Spence
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  • "Great coworkers, but downsizing logic unclear"

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    I worked at PPL (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I truly worked with great people who were team-oriented and tried to make your day. Most people were easy to talk to in the organization. The compensation and benefits when I was there were really good and it was a flexible work environment. Employees were able to work from home in cases of bad weather or other life events.

    Cons

    The organization runs very lean these days, which can be stressful to those now having to wear several hats. Still, this is how most jobs will be going forward. Director-level and higher should be more considerate of those at lower levels who are doing the brunt of the work. Many managers were excellent and deserve higher positions.

    Advice to Management

    Be more mindful of who you lay off, as these individuals could have grown into being invaluable to your teams. Promoting from within is not only cost-effective, but also creates a smoother transition between roles from a knowledge management perspective, because these people are familiar with how you run your business and how your industry operates.

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PPL Interviews

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA (US)
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at PPL (Allentown, PA (US)).

    Interview

    Head Hunter reached out to me via LinkedIn. Had several positive sessions with them and took an interview at the HQ in Allentown, PA. Took the first slot, which one of the interviewers was late for. They asked me to go through my resume and it seemed to be their first time reviewing it. I attempted to have a more natural, conversational interview but they were very rigorous in their process. They didn't offer water yet they all had beverages. The behavioral questions were OK. It seemed to be a good interview and I received positive reviews at the end of it with some assurance that I would fit into several roles, yet only so much can be covered in less than 90 minutes.

    Interview Questions

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PPL Awards & Accolades

  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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