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PPL Reviews

Updated 12 March 2015
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  1. Great talent but may need stronger leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at PPL as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very good people, good culture - very music and media oriented - which isn't a suprise

    Cons

    Process and communications can be a bit week at a middle management level so this can create a gap between senior management and the guys on the ground

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that management are working as hard as the guys on the ground - open up more channels for getting bright ideas from the "coal face"

  2. Was an IT intern for PPL. Excellent internship program.

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

    I worked at PPL

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

    Pros

    Internship program is extremely involved. You will meet executives, and see how everything works in a real corporate environment. The pay is higher than other companies. 98% of the workers are extremely friendly and mature.

    Cons

    Location. Allentown has great parts in one area, and then it's scary in the next. Berwick is an excellent little town, but there's nothing going on there.

    Advice to Management

    Intern program is excellent...don't stop it.

  3. over view

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

    I have been working at PPL

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

    Pros

    Great People, good atmosphere, good hours.

    Cons

    salary is the lowest in the industry, there are no promotions or pay raises, company show no interests in developing employees and people get promoted base on who they know and not base on how good they are.
    401k is worthless, preforming well under market returns.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and show them that you care. make an effort to promote base on knowledge and loyalty and not base on your politics and who you get along with.

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  5. Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at PPL as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Takes a long time to hire temps

    Advice to Management

    Realize good workers and bring them on permanently

  6. Typical Corporate America

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

    I have been working at PPL

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

    Pros

    Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, etc). Training and development depending on the department. Friendly coworkers in direct department.

    Cons

    Salary depending on the department can be on the lower end. Good old boys club attitude. Typically family or friends are hired when they are not the best qualified. Due to recent corporate transition there is much uncertainty and employee movement.

    Advice to Management

    Actually use employee satisfaction survey results. Hire the best qualified candidates. Evaluate promotions especially at management level. Improve overall diversity especially in senior leadership. Actually live by the corporate values.

  7. It was great! I loved every bit of it.

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

    I worked at PPL as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The management was friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The timings were did not allow for much family time.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Company is 10yrs behind industry

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and vacation time are good

    Cons

    Leadership has no prior experience, promotion based on popularity.qualifications are sadly over looked, especially at field manager lever.seems the worst employees have been given this role with little knowledge of actual work or skill in managing emoyees

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves , let peco take over and run the company they way it needs to be run.

  9. Weigh the good with the bad

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

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Training is great. Great co-workers as well.

    Cons

    Typical corporate issues Management has a lot of turnover and not a lot of hands-on knowledge. Decisions are made based on personal interest, which is not always a good thing. Many people seem to be scared of being fired for speaking their mind.

  10. Things have gone downhill

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

    I have been working at PPL full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay. Work-life balance is okay.

    Cons

    Culture. Leadership. Commitment to employees.

    Advice to Management

    The people matter and that should be reflected in your treatment of them. There is more to this business than the Board of Directors. A great place in ruins.

  11. Great experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, health benefits, work/life balance, vacation/sick/personal time off all execellent

    Cons

    Transition to a new company where outlook is uncertain

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