PPL Reviews

Updated 7 August 2014
Updated 7 August 2014
54 Reviews
3.9
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  1.  

    Wonderful Intern Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern/Co-op  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern/Co-op in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities as an intern to meet with senior level management, take professional development seminars and work on significant projects that add to your professional story and that will make you very marketable when apply to full time positions. Wonderful company culture, everyone is extremely helpful and want you to succeed

    Cons

    The location is in Allentown, not a very good area. Some interns complained of not having enough to do. There is an older workforce but that will lead to more opportunities for younger employees as a lot of the older employees will begin to retire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great with helping people getting more experience and skills doing a variety of difference jobs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great company with strong ties to the community that is a good fit for me with the fast pace environment.

    Cons

    It help peoples who have a trouble background and encourage them to do better. They are very helpful with you getting a resume. It's only a temporary job that is for 9 months but do give good employees extendtions.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company with a lot of long-term potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunities to try different jobs across different parts of the org., a lot of upward opportunity over the long-term, a great place to develop a command of the energy sector if interested.

    Cons

    Somewhat "command & control" culture (it will be some time before a culture of employee empowerment is estabished), lack of innovation (but remember, it isn't google), culture still feels very "baby boomerish" (and I am one), some departments are very "get it done," even at the expense of the long-term (but not a universal problem).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As workforce ages out, culture will need to adjust with demands of a younger work force, keep this in mind. Also, leverage the creativity of younger staff to drive technology and process advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Lexington, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, TN (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    LG&E and Kentucky Utilities is a great company to work for. They have good benefits, and a great work environment. They really want their employees to grow with the company. It was like a second family, and I enjoyed going into work each day.

    Cons

    There are growth opportunities, but very few. I have seen many employee that where trying to move up in the company you have to leave, work somewhere else, and then get hired on in a different position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company provides great learning opportunities. This company takes great pride in what they do and they care about the thought and concerns of their customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    PPL was great to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPL

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Management was starting to become less experienced and making poor decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from employees and don't make decisions with your eyes closed and no evidence to back you up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    PPL is a great company to work for, with a variety of jobs offered.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    PPL is expanding their career opportunities due to a retiring workforce. The company is very stable, offering a lot of job security. Benefits are good. Everyone is friendly. There is a lot of flexibility for lateral and vertical job changes within the company.

    Cons

    Not the place to be if you're looking to work on cutting edge projects as an engineer. There is a lot of following of procedure, and not much original design work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An employer with an A reputation where I work with many talented people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent job security, great benefits, large company with room for both vertical and lateral moves, effort is rewarded

    Cons

    Like all large companies, they are conservative and can tend to be process-bound

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try your best to identify areas where we can simplify and speed up workflows. Endeavor to increase rewards for effort and not just longevity. Continue your policy of encouraging personal and workplace safety.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work in Lehigh Valley

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Department  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Department in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, great bonus plan, great benefits, fantastic vacation policy.

    Cons

    Conservative company which needs to open up a bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly, welcoming people who know a great deal about the energy industry and their trade.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    They offer one of the best salaries in the Lehigh Valley. Fortune 500 company. Excellent work perks. Great Intern program.

    Cons

    The location of the building is not the best for those who do not like cities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    PPL is stable and compensates well.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    Overall pay and benefits are great. Private life is considered by managers. Employment is stable.

    Cons

    Work is not cutting edge. Advancement is not based on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the experience and knowledge of good employees more.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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