PPL Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 16 Jul 2019

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PPL Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence
William H. Spence
87 Ratings
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  • "Those mistakes can range from anything obvious to anything upper management wants to define as an error in order to punish a non-favorite employee(in 11 reviews)

  • "Limited opportunities for promotion/growth unless you live in Allentown (headquarters)(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Living in Fear"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Systems Operator in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and co-workers

    Cons

    Working under the constant fear that if you make any mistake you will lose your job. Those mistakes can range from anything obvious to anything upper management wants to define as an error in order to punish a non-favorite employee. Promotions for undeserving individuals who get to move up in the corporate ladder every few months, only because they are favorites of upper management, not because they are capable of performing in the new role or even in their current role. Many of those individuals will trample on those under them in order to advance their own career. Department is constantly under staffed because of such a high turn over rate combined with how long of a training process new hires must undergo.

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    PPL2019-07-16
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Think twice"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, and good benefits

    Cons

    Upper management is a real problem. They constantly change direction, and don't have any answers for upcoming challenges that will face the utility industry. They seem more intent to add to their own bank account than develop employees. Completely inauthentic, they market themselves as caring about their community, and then they move IT jobs down to Washington DC, all this after record setting earnings. If you join this company, be prepared to have to interview for a job again during a reorganization, which seem to happen every six months. Should you receive a promotion into a leadership role, you will be attend ample training in leadership principles, but if you really pay attention, you'll notice none of these evident amongst the leaders above you. The leadership ranks are full of people who simply can't execute. They have created a toxic environment that's racked with the stress of saying the wrong thing in front of the wrong person.

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    PPL2018-09-08
  3. "Great Internship Program"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineer Intern in Allentown, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at PPL

    Pros

    Gave you real work, not just busy work.

    Cons

    There were some of upper management with old thinking

    PPL2018-02-06
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly competitive salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Poor employee relations High turnover Upper management and middle management seem to be working in two different companies

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    PPL2018-02-02
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work experience to build resume for next employer.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company no longer cares about employee morale or work hours. Hours are ridiculously long and job expectations are unrealistic. Upper management keeps cutting employees while increasing workload, and rewarding themselves with ever-increasing exec pay packages. Current management is so out of touch and has ruined the company

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    PPL2017-04-21
  6. "Very disorganized"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at PPL for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Excellent location

    Cons

    Very disorganized. They waste a lot of money and the upper management have no clue. Too many chiefs and few indians.

    PPL2016-08-30
  7. "PPL"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PPL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and the people you work with are for the most part terrific. There are a lot of things to like about the company, but things are changing rapidly.

    Cons

    PPL's unique culture of caring for the well being of their employees is rapidly changing. Upper management in my department was a blind man with an uzi...rapid fire decisions with little worry for the consequences. Some changes were needed, but many were not. When I started with the company I felt like I was respected and cared for. That was no longer the case when I left.

    PPL2016-03-02
  8. "Great company with nice benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    Family like environment with great benefits

    Cons

    Detached upper management who doesn't follow through on their commitments

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    PPL2015-12-27
  9. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant in Allentown, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at PPL

    Pros

    Stable company, good people to work for, telecommuting, and decent salaries. Good location downtown Allentown, Pa

    Cons

    Too many processes not document, whatever way it gets done, do it. Fear of upper management, horrible cafeteria, reorganization and downsizing

    PPL2015-08-26
  10. "Excellent wages benefits and safety culture."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman T&D in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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.

    PPL2014-04-17
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