American Electric Power (AEP) Employee Reviews

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Good place good people to work with
Designer, Communications 3-1/2 yrs (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 22, 2017
Worked as a contractor. Good atmosphere. Direct employees treated contractors with respect. Managers listened and were there to facilitate. Good work organization. The work day went pretty smooth.
Pros
Good people. Managers treated you well.
Cons
Not much chance to get hired on direct at that time.
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Leading Electrical Generator
Engineer I, Fire Protection System Manager (Former Employee) –  Buchanan, MIApril 15, 2017
American Electric Power is a leading electrical generation supplier and transmission company. They work hard to keep things online and the electricity available.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Can require long hours
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Not a good work environment.
Engineering Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Mansfield, LAApril 1, 2017
Politics was too ingrained with upper management. Often difficult to really understand what was wanted and needed from them. Felt as if there were unknown agendas. HR guidelines did not apply to the upper management group. I felt I could be disciplined or fired at any time with no reason. In my position I had no opportunity for arbitration.
Pros
Good Compensation
Cons
Uncertainty, didn't always know what was being required and why.
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Good projects
Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKMarch 31, 2017
Good place for electrical engineers to work, great benefits for full time employees, job security. Interesting projects, good people to work with. Flexible for personal issues.
Pros
Good work life balance
Cons
Antiquated processes
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What I've Learned
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Vernon, TXMarch 25, 2017
AEP is a great place to learn. They include all levels in the day to day decision making. AEP provides efficient amount of training for a person to better themselves.
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Fun place to work, Home away from home environment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 23, 2017
Very calm day, surprises would be food that was catered or that some had brought in for everyone. I learned to control a conversation with a customer on the phone by giving efficient and knowledgeable responses.
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Great Management
Construction Lead Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Pittsburg, TXMarch 21, 2017
These guys are great to work for and with. There was no micro-managing. You were given your expectations at the beginning of the job and they left you alone to complete your task but were always just a phone call or an email away.
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Loved my job
Administrative Associate (Former Employee) –  Vernon, TXMarch 20, 2017
The only reason I am still not there is due to my husband's job advancement which forced us to move. AEP has a great culture of safety and advancement,
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Good benefits
Regulatory Consultant (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 19, 2017
AEP offers market-based salaries, a competitive bonus structure based primarily on corporate earnings, good healthcare and educational assistance, 401(k) AND pension.
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Great power company experience
Maint mech welder (Former Employee) –  Winfield, WVMarch 18, 2017
Great place to work if you have nothing keeping you at home. Power plant maintenance traveling is not for the faint of heart and not great if you have wife and or children. Long days nights, must be disciplined to road work. Great pay and benefits.
Pros
Training, pay, benefits
Cons
Never ending outage season
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great company
OFFICE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMarch 18, 2017
Very structured and old fashion. Great owner. if you do your job you will be fine. Be on time, do your best, and this job will pay and be a great opportunity to learn.
Cons
no benefits
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Traditional utility company
Director, Head of PJM Trading Desk (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHFebruary 20, 2017
AEP is well-positioned as a utility company. Has done a great job changing with the market and converting coal assets to a balanced portfolio of modern assets. Resourceful with a large footprint.
Pros
Information and knowledge
Cons
Stagnant
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Great company to work with
Journeyman Lineman (Former Employee) –  Longview, TXFebruary 16, 2017
This company is a great one to work for! The management is very helpful and the guys treat each other like brothers. Pay wasn't great so I had to move on.
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AEP has potential to be a great place to be employed
Administration - Accounts Payable (Current Employee) –  Gahanna, OHFebruary 16, 2017
AEP hires a lot of contractors. If you have the luxury to wait to be hired in as their employee, it would be a great place to work. They treat their employees really well.
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Appalachian Power Experience
Intern (Former Employee) –  Roanoke, VAFebruary 12, 2017
Allowed me to comple GIS work of varying sizes: small visual aide maps, property maps for inclusion of site files, to a nautical navigation map of Leesville Lake for the Leesville Lake Association providing necessary experience in the use of GIS in real world environment.

Provided me experience in leading meetings to communicate development of navigational maps and determining if they met the clients expectations.
Pros
Gremapping.at place to learn
Cons
Was only intern position.
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Worked on river boat. Stayed gone 21 days and home 21 days
Deckhand (Former Employee) –  Lakin, WVFebruary 8, 2017
Good company to work for. Worked on river boat. Stayed gone 21 days and then home 21 days. Compensation was decent. Insurance and benefits were good as well. Retirement and 401k
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A good place to work with very good benefits
Facility Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKFebruary 7, 2017
A great safety culture, caring management. Opportunities for advancement. Tulsa office has cafeteria and gym. Computer and people skills are both valued.
Pros
Good Benefits
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Fun and challenging
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Gahanna, OHJanuary 10, 2017
A typical day was challenging, because I dealt with irate customer as my main duty. But I enjoyed the challenge involved in solving the issue of the customers.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Excessive overtime due to nature of business.
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Productive Workplace
Electrical Groundsman (Current Employee) –  Waianae, HIJanuary 2, 2017
Identify module performance issues with testing equipment. Troubleshoot, debug and repair control and motor drives on tracker equipment. Perform voltage and current checks on AC/DC systems. Perform preventative maintenance on inverters and equipment
Pros
Great pay and benifits
Cons
Short lunch breaks
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Good pay just no company loyalty back to the employee
Senior Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJanuary 2, 2017
Able to work alone or with a team in various locations

Fellow co-workers enjoyable to work with

No support from upper management

No recognition from upper management
Pros
Good pay and working conditions
Cons
Lack of leadership from supervisors
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