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PPL Reviews

Updated 17 January 2015
Updated 17 January 2015
60 Reviews
3.7
60 Reviews
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PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence
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  1.  

    Great talent but may need stronger leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    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 ManagementAdvice

    Realize good workers and bring them on permanently

  3.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was great! I loved every bit of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    The management was friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The timings were did not allow for much family time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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)

    Pros

    Pay. Work-life balance is okay.

    Cons

    Culture. Leadership. Commitment to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Transition to a new company where outlook is uncertain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    Good benefits, many training opportunities, overall great group of people.

    Cons

    Career advancement is very slow.

  11.  

    Wonderful Intern Experience

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

    I have been working at PPL as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities as an intern to meet with senior level management, take professional development seminars and work on significant projects that add to your professional story and that will make you very marketable when apply to full time positions. Wonderful company culture, everyone is extremely helpful and want you to succeed

    Cons

    The location is in Allentown, not a very good area. Some interns complained of not having enough to do. There is an older workforce but that will lead to more opportunities for younger employees as a lot of the older employees will begin to retire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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