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Updated 10 May 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits; flexible hours (depending on department) (in 11 reviews)

  • I truly worked with great people who were team-oriented and tried to make your day (in 12 reviews)

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

  • Not as many growth opportunities as I would like to see (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great coworkers, but downsizing logic unclear"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment, people willing to teach

    Cons

    people are too nice, feel a bit sad at the end of the internship

    Advice to Management

    democratic management

  3. "Sr. Business Analyst"

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

    I worked at PPL full-time

    Pros

    The company has good benefits.

    Cons

    There is poor management and culture.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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