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FirstEnergy Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2014
Updated 11 December, 2014
113 Reviews
3.1
113 Reviews
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FirstEnergy President, CEO and Director Anthony J. Alexander
Anthony J. Alexander
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, fairly good benefits, a lot of good people (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits which still include decent healthcare, pension and 401k (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours -- there is no work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management is a confusing chain with VPs reporting to Presdents that reported to VPs (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work if you're willing to do the work and stay late

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people I've ever met, Everyone's willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Long hours, everyone seems like they work at least 10 hours a day, technology's really outdated, hard to keep up with workload

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    OH lineman

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Good benefits , work outdoors, great pay and challenging.

    Cons

    Very dangerous, work at all time of day or night in good or bad weather.

  3.  

    customer service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH (US)

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    its the best place to work and build a career

    Cons

    love being able to work in difference place in my life and would always put my needs last

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    would love to come in I love working with people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Auditor in Akron, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Auditor in Akron, OH (US)

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good, stable position. Good management.

    Cons

    It is in Akron, Ohio which sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company with good benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    In depth training, opportunities for advancement, and good compensation.

    Cons

    Expectations from management can sometimes be unreasonable.

  7.  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    Hardwork but meaningful and very practical

    Cons

    Some company practices can inhibit work from being performed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent pay but horrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Akron, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Akron, OH (US)

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company offers a relatively competitive compensation/benefits package compared to others in NE Ohio.

    Cons

    Management is a group of good ol' boys that never changes. The same people get shifted from one role to another but none of them are held accountable even though the retail portion of the company is failing. Re-orgs and layoffs are the norm roughly every 6 months to a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to replace upper management with new blood. The retail side of this company has been run like a utility, and is reverting back to a utility which means more job loss for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy

    Pros

    Annual Bonuses are fairly decent

    Cons

    Too many to list in this section.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

  10.  

    Old-guard utility, in the face of a new energy world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FirstEnergy full-time

    Pros

    This is a very large company which means there are lots of interesting projects to work on if you are motivated. Generally the employees here are great coworkers, and the atmosphere is reasonably collegial.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, and about who you are friends with. Not friends with the right people expect to go nowhere. If you are you can do a terrible job and only suffer a lateral move. Peter Principal at play here. Management lacks long term vision, and its political ideology interferes with ability to negotiate changes in industry. When the political winds blow against you, adjust your sail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    FirstEnergy - Competitive Energy

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

    I worked at FirstEnergy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked in small teams on highly technical development projects. Was able to see the full company and felt interconnected to the challenges that the business faced. Always felt as though contribution was valued.

    Cons

    Small team structure, extremely challenging political climate for energy producers using coal fired production. Additional challengs from operating in recent deregulated markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue working to bring top talent into the organization. Ensure that employees feel connected, avoid confrontational managemnt styles as this lessens the value from many of the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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