PPL Reviews

Updated 21 May 2015
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  1. No Diversity in the Workplace

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Cooperative Associate in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Cooperative Associate in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're white, a hillbilly, and deer or turkey hunt, this is the #1 employer to put in your adult working years as a PA native with nothing more than a high school or vocational education.

    Cons

    If you are a minority, have an IQ above room temperature, or generally seek a company on the north slope of the growth curve, look elsewhere.


  2. Great company with a lot of long-term potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  3. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, TN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Excellent wages benefits and safety culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman T&D in Lancaster, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Foreman T&D in Lancaster, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best on the job and classroom training for new hire employees, The union people are work oriented.

    Cons

    The thinking of upper management that people should respond to company calls regardless of what ever is going in life.


  6. Good place to work overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits; flexible hours (depending on department)

    Cons

    Management has deteriorated in recent years; culture has become more "red tape" and less caring towards employees especially in some service areas


  7. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience and great opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of benefits for senior management


  8. Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Challenging work. Great benefits, Great pay.

    Cons

    Expectations constantly change. You never know when your position will get cut. Valuable employees are let go due to random job cuts without the opportunity to apply for open positions.

    Advice to Management

    You should try harder to place good employees to open position rather than letting them go prematurely.


  9. Would be a nice company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Foreman in Frackville, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Foreman in Frackville, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    very good pay, and benefits .....

    Cons

    terrible work environment , good old boy system big time ..... a cut throat company

    Advice to Management

    keep your resume warm


  10. PPL was great to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place, really friendly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Life work balance, and a lot of support for workers trying to learn new skills. The workers really love what they do.

    Cons

    Work may become a little boring and tedious after awhile. Need to motivate yourself a large part of the time.



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