PPL
3.8 of 5 37 reviews
www.pplweb.com Allentown, PA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 21, 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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Good pay, good benefits, behind the time

Marketing Associate (Current Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

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

ProsGreat pay, benefits, corporate lifestyle

ConsLocation, behind the times, Internal IT services are laughable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Applications Developer (Current Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTry 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work in Lehigh Valley

Inside Sales Department (Current Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

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

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

ConsConservative company which needs to open up a bit.

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

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Similar to most large companies

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

I have been working at PPL full-time

ProsStable company. Competitive pay. Good safety culture.

ConsLarge company, limited view of the whole company unless a very senior manager.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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it is a professionaly managed company and best among the private sector.well maintend culture and profitable organisatio

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

Proswelldisiplined and well work cultur envernment. good co-operatinn and familar township.hoiil and sacred placeses are inside township.good entertenment club and jim.plesant area.

Consseme improvement of school is essential.market complex must improved .park and auditorium imprpvement is requered.some gift and incetive should be provide to all the employes as like near by company.

Advice to Senior Managementplease touch with all the employes personaly.and improve work culture because scope is there .it is 25 yr old plant and producing 110% production .beware of teluas.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work, just nothing to do after work and poor pay

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

I have been working at PPL

ProsThe people are all respectful. Corporation is committed to safety and compliance. The company's management will take time to talk to employees at any level of the org chart.

ConsThe people are all respectful. Corporation is committed to safety and compliance, even at the expense of making money

Advice to Senior ManagementRAISE THE WAGES. PPL does not pay a market wage. It also shows a huge bias toward external candidates at the expense of passionate and committed internal candidates

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great benefits and friendly people

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

I worked at PPL

ProsBenefits
friendly coworkers
annual review process (annoying to complete but gave excellent feedback on my performance)
easy commute from anywhere in the Lehigh Valley

ConsAllentown. I wouldn't have left if the company had been located closer to Philadelphia or New York City. I felt safe during the day - coming and going to my car or going out for lunch, but the area didn't have enough to offer.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on hiring and keeping young talent. Trips to PPL Park or maybe even a company organized trip to New York.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good stable company to work for.

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

I have been working at PPL

ProsStable environment, good pay and benefits, friendly atmosphere

Conslimited advancement opportunity as people get stuck in one area of the company rather than allowing crossover to other areas

Advice to Senior Managementpromote from within, fill some business lines with service company employees to gain more insight across the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

I have been working at PPL

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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2 poor years, but over 35 good ones

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

I have been working at PPL

ProsFair compensation and good benefits. 10 paid holidays
Flexibility in work hours
Interesting and challenging work
Safety conscious - VPP Star Site
Good people to work with

ConsPension program discontinued for new employees
401k match is only 50% of first 3 percent contributed.
Work cubicles keep getting smaller.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communicating with employees about current issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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