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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3.8 38 reviews

                             

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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Excellent wages benefits and safety culture.

Foreman T&D (Former Employee)
Lancaster, PA (US)

I worked at PPL full-time for more than 10 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work overall

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

I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 8 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Manager (Former Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

I worked at PPL full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat experience and great opportunities

ConsLack of benefits for senior management

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

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Great place to work.

Manager (Former Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

I worked at PPL full-time for more than 10 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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PPL has a great internship program

Co-Op (Former Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

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

ProsThe company really goes out of its way to hire a large number of interns and provide them with meaningful work experiences. The company encourages the interns to explore different areas of the firm and conduct informational interviews with current employees. The pay is excellent for a summer intern position, and many departments are looking to hire an intern that will eventually take a full-time position.

ConsThe intern positions widely vary throughout the company. While some interns are able to work on projects that provide them with meaningful work experiences, others spend a great deal of time sitting around because they do not have any assignments. Because the company encourages the various departments to hire summer interns, I think that some departments end up hiring an intern but do not have any work to give to them. Also, there are constantly "networking events" that the company puts on for the interns, but these events are boring and not particularly useful.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe networking events are not helpful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place, really friendly

Co-Op (Current Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

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

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

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

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

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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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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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