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Updated 18 January 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PPL is a great company to work for. I have been with the company for many years and would highly recommend it. They provide me with excellent benefits, opportunities for growth, and a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are not any cons for me.


  2. "Good roots, strong company, good pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate leadership is strong, work is always challenging and there is always something to do, flexible with schedules and pay is good for the area.

    Cons

    company feels like it is in a constant state of change, its hard to see the vision.

  3. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning. Empowered to do interesting work out of necessity (low head count). Gained many transferable skills.

    Cons

    Senior level management is clueless as to how a utility makes money.

     IT organization is a train wreck, many projects implemented failed because of poor IT management. Need people to manage systems.
    Cost cutting is valued at the detriment of future value.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to different management; it is the best hope for current employees and the local area to have jobs in the future.


  4. "Negative environment"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Allentown, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Low morale, Negative environment, Unhappy people


  5. "Definitely Not Recommend For Career Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job, pretty stable employment (unless you're IT or when there's leadership change) especially if you suck up to management, pay is decent for low skills labor. This is a good stepping stone career or if you have strong connection with upper management.

    Cons

    No career growth, management is terrible and clueless of what they're doing, many wasted resources on higher level employees, ambition is perceived as a threat by others and will be discriminated against

    Advice to Management

    Learn some technical skills and learn to lead by example


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Culture of hostility and intimidation"

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    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Allentown, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its a job is about all I can say.

    Cons

    Hostile culture.
    Any type of dissent or rating concerns, legitimate as it may be, is not tolerated.
    Mangers often are ignorant of what their workers actually do. They are not advocates of their reports.
    High management turnover.
    Management often has an unrealistic view of what is needed to compete projects.
    Conflicts of interest and questionable behavior on the part of some senior management.
    Experienced employees are not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to employees.


  7. "Customer experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Salary is great for the area

    Cons

    No caring about employees, questionable senior mgmt. Terrible IT systems. Experienced IT personnel let go. Questionable procedures. Desegregation...one department does not communicate with the other. Culture is negative. Cultural revitalization in works, but all say, no action. Things still running the same. No training, no change procedures. Alot of seniors citizens still work there dont understand new call center culture, but their experiences is vital to the company. Mixed feelings.

    Advice to Management

    Find new methods to mix old with new methods, add more risk assessment tools to procedures. When enacting or editing the way processes are done, do everything while looking at whole picture not just one particular department.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "IT has lost its way - run away - run away now - run away 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

    Pros

    Salary was competitive - still good for the area

    Cons

    IT Leadership is clueless. Just let go of 50% of the workforce and demoted and cut salaries for many of the others. Morale is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CIO before he sinks the company! He just blocked an employee from leaving IT and then had him perp-walked out of the building. What a joke. I'm sure morale will be boosted by that!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPL full-time

    Pros

    Ups and down, can get hectic.

    Cons

    Rushed work, hard to keep up with things


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Salary is competitive.

    Cons

    Culture is terrible. Senior Management in IT is awful. High stress with little reward.