PPL
3.8 of 5 38 reviews
www.pplweb.com Allentown, PA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 17, 2014

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92% Approve of the CEO

PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence

William H. Spence

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Best company to work for in the region

Business Planning Intern (Current Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

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

Pros(I was in PPL EnergyPlus, their supplier subsidiary)

Fair pay, lively work environment, my supervisors were kind and helpful, very comprehensive kitchen with all sorts of things

ConsThere seemed to not be a lot of opportunity to grow out of your role where I was working, the large corporation way of life can wear on you because it can be bland and monotonous

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Generation Technical Services Intern (Former Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

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

ProsExcellent senior management in PPL Generation. Offers employees lots of travel time and exposure to many different facets of the Electric Utilities Industry.

ConsThe tasks I received were not very difficult or time consuming. Most of my time was sent looking for tasks from other people in the group

Advice to Senior ManagementMore interns and recent graduate positions are necessary in the Generation segment of the company due to the number of near retirement age employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good quality company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat benefits and compensation, staying power, expertise in the field

Constypical issues which plague all large companies; slow to adopt culture changes and politics

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company Adverse To Disabled Employees

Special Projects Leader (Current Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent wages and benefits for both management and union employees. Management environment encourages intellectual creativity and advancement. Career advancement opportunities available for individuals who demonstrate a willingness and ability to assume more responsibility.

ConsDisabled adverse environment! Micromanagement style is prevalent within many departments. Culture which promotes job security through fear tactics. Employee annual review process in negatively based. Promotes work life over family life.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen an employee becomes disabled (i.e. paraplegic) they should be given the opportunity to show they can still perform their job and not be automatically placed on long term disability for the rest of their potential career. This is especially applicable to nonphysically demanding management positions. Allow employees who become disabled the opportunity to return to employment. Dont throw them away!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood pay and compensation within the industry

ConsUnable to fix problems effectivly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Really good company working toward becoming an excellent company

Market & Regulatory Policy Manager (Current Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMany career fields within the company, competitive salaries, bonuses, and pretty darn good benefits.

ConsCommunications lacking in many instances, ties to the old command and control environment still linger, hiring process not completely transparent yet.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore timely communications with employees regarding all aspects of the company would be beneficial. Move a little faster toward embracing the ideas and culture that will be needed to hire and retain the younger generation enetering the workforce now- the baby boomers, while important and have the knowledge base at this time, are on their way out. Hire new people earlier to ensure smoother transitions and greater knowledge transfer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fair and competetive employee benefits

Contract Administrator (Current Employee)

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

Proscompetetive salary, health benefits, vacation beneftis, development opportunities

Consjob functions are limited and don't provide for cross function growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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As an intern, not too much to do or learn

Intern (Former Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

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

ProsPay, relaxed environment, nice facility,

ConsDidn't learn a whole lot as an intern. Not very up to date on new systems, was not given very much responsibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

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

ProsFortune 500 company, great ethics, great people. hiring

Consinternship experience depends mostly on your supervisor. Not enough to do is a common compaint

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding, but not too challenging work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PPL as an intern

ProsGreat community involvement initiative around Allentown

ConsRepetitive work that got a little monotonous

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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