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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

PPL Reviews

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PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence
William H. Spence
44 Ratings
  • "Used to be a great place for a career, but going downhill fast...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, dedicated employees, each day is different which makes the work exciting and challenging.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for promotion/growth unless you live in Allentown (headquarters). Major changes in management have caused significant issues and a fear based environment. Constant restructuring and downsizing, employees being replaced with contractors, constructive culture is preached but no longer practiced. Good employees are jumping ship....

    Advice to Management

    You care so much about the numbers that you stopped caring about the employees. You've lost your focus on quality and are sending the message that perception matters, not reality. The fear based environment you've created promotes employee compliance but not commitment.

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PPL Interviews

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    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

    • Explain a time you encountered blunt criticism   Answer Question
    • Describe what your coworkers feel you do well and what your coworkers feel you do not do well.   Answer Question
    • How do you handle resources at work?   Answer Question
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PPL Awards & Accolades

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

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