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Updated 24 February 2018
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PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits; flexible hours (depending on department) (in 8 reviews)

  • great people to work with who are passionate (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management and middle management seem to be working in two different companies (in 7 reviews)

  • High turnover in the last few years (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Friendly culture
    company values employee's well-being

    Cons

    Career advancement and growth opportunities may be limited
    Certain managers or supervisors may be micro-managing employees

    Advice to Management

    Learn from new and dynamic tech companies in terms of company culture and employee management


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Allentown, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly competitive salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Poor employee relations
    High turnover
    Upper management and middle management seem to be working in two different companies

    Advice to Management

    The Shareowner is only so important. Businesses cannot succeed without good employees.


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    "Horrible place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has good pay / benefits

    Cons

    Management is extremely political. There are very few people at this company that have a good set of values and live by them.


  6. "No direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Allentown, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great people to work with who are passionate
    - flexibility to move around the company
    - will never be bored

    Cons

    - poor management, has no idea what to do
    - constant employee and management turnover
    - culture can be toxic
    - project managers are novices
    - poor capital spend plan


  7. "Technician"

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

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Fast past work environment. Learn many different industry electric services.

    Cons

    Currently downsizing and replacing company people with contractors


  8. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Allentown, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK place to work overall

    Cons

    slow growth and promotions at times

    Advice to Management

    Learn


  9. "Accounting Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for experience.

    Cons

    Leadership out of touch. Promise opportunity but will never promote.


  10. "Not a healthy work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary and good benefits

    Cons

    Lot of politics, management has not clue what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Resign!


  11. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    they offer a good salary

    Cons

    they are very, very conservative


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