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American Electric Power (AEP) Employer Reviews

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Subject to micromanagement, mangement poorly communicates
Contractor through Sun Technical (Current Employee), MichiganOctober 13, 2014
Pros: decent pay
Cons: no benefits
Company claims to be a team-oriented place. However, it is anything but that. As a contractor, you are treated as lowly and replaceable. Process to get a permanent position is unclear and is subject to "who you know," as opposed to based on merit.
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Very Large Corporation with many options for relocation and advancement
Transmission Substation Engineer II (Former Employee), Athens, OHOctober 9, 2014
Pros: great benefits and good people
Cons: you tend to get lost in a large company.
I worked in Transmission-Substation group. Never a dull moment. Lots of new construction and maintaining older equipment. Each day is different and exciting.
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good to the employees
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCOctober 6, 2014
great experience, good atmosphere, work enviorment safe and clean. great incentives and enjoy helping customers
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Nice place to work if you can handle pressure
Transmission Control Room Operator shift lead (Current Employee), New Albany, OHOctober 2, 2014
Pros: salary, benefits
Cons: shiftwork
Working on the realtime transmission desk can be boring at times but other times can be very exciting, during storms, circuit trips, overloads. Just never know what the day will bring.
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Customer service (Former Employee), chatrlotte North CarolinaSeptember 22, 2014
• Handling billing inquiries and service requests
• Offering advice about how our customers can save energy and money
• Explaining company policies, procedures and government regulations as they relate to customer billing and service
• Setting payment arrangements on past due accounts
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Pays well (but they are in the middle of a compensation design so, that probably won't hold true..) has some major cultural flaws though.
Environmental, Health and Safety (Current Employee), columbus, ohioSeptember 16, 2014
Pros: great pay and benefits - for now
Cons: ultra conservative environment
This is a great place to work if you are an engineer and/or ultra conservative white man. Women, gays, just don't. They claim to be all for diversity but in the actual working environment it doesn't come through.

There is virtually no room for advancement and you will have to be an engineer to move up, even in things that don't require an engineering – more... background. In my area at least, a lot of the folks are just strange probably because well...they are all engineers. – less
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Excellent company
Csa (Current Employee), Groveport, OHSeptember 1, 2014
Excellent company to work for. Wonderful management. Good pay and benefits
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Company needs to offer additional training when employee needs it. Not just throw you to the wolves.
Transmission Operator (Former Employee), New Albany OhioAugust 23, 2014
Pros: still trying to find one. once old management is out new albany will be a great place to work.
Cons: until old management is gone. too many to list.
Company is old school in why change if we have been doing it this way for 30 years.
It is time for the old management to retired and let the younger Management make the progressive changes needed. The AEP Training Dept is also in dire need of new leadership.
The TDC Operators need more respect and compensation for the job stress they work under. Overall – more... work environment needs to be addressed before many of the Operators go elsewhere.
There is so much potential that is being restricted. – less
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Safety oriented and productive
Administrative Associate I (Current Employee), Shreveport, LAAugust 18, 2014
A company that cares about its employees, community, and environment.
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Productive work enviroment
Lead Deckhand/1st Engineer (Former Employee), Convent, LAAugust 17, 2014
Good place to start working at... You learn alot and also work in harsh weather conditions
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Electrician (Current Employee), Sioux Falls, SDJuly 29, 2014
Pros: plenty of overtime if wanted, willing to take a chance on employees
a Great place to work. they pay a competitive wage and are willing to take people on with little or no experience.
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Productive and fun work place
Project Coordinator (Former Employee), Gahanna, OHJuly 21, 2014
This is a good company to work for. There is never a slow moment, but I enjoyed the work. Co-workers were wonderful to work with and the rest of the team was great.
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Control Technician Sr (Current Employee), Moundsville, WVJuly 6, 2014
Good Job, But with all the benefit cuts and they are no longer competitve in the job market in our area for qualified workers, and are letting qualifed people just walk out the door with an "oh well" attitude,
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Productive work group
Technical Writer/Web Developer (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKJuly 6, 2014
Pros: great experience and opportunities for training
Cons: management was located out of state
Designed and developed over 60 intranet/internet web sites and online help system; created high-end Macromedia Flash presentations, from maps to multiple page web sites; designed and developed ASP applications; converted 8,000 pages of hardcopy publication to online material in three months; edited, proofed, and revised online and hardcopy publications; – more... developed and maintained Windows online files; tutoring and training clients on maintaining web sites. Internal business group that relied on work from business groups inside AEP. After the merger of CSW-PSO with AEP, AEP's internal documentation group took more of the lead and eventually was dissolved. – less
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Nice local business.
Financial Analyst & Administrative Supervisor (Current Employee), Hallsville, TXJuly 2, 2014
Great people. They love what they do and it shows in their work. Supports the local community.
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A fantastic experinece. Great company.
Cost / Pricing Analyst I (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKJune 30, 2014
During my tenure at AEP, my experience was enjoyable, knowledge rich and employed excellent management.
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It was cool to work there.
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee), Leander, TXJune 17, 2014
i learned how to run wires when i had to quit. It was unlike I've ever been. It was cool working on a huge project with all sorts of tradesmen.
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Great benefits
Meter Reader (Current Employee), Tulsa, OKJune 9, 2014
Great benefits, good people, solid work environment. Great safety environment.
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The people are great to work with.
various positions (Current Employee), Columbus, OHMay 27, 2014
Pros: gym, cafe, cafeteria, parking garage.
Cons: they promote people who don't want to be promoted and those who do are stuck in a deadend.
Great place to work good people who put safety and service first.
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Very nice atmosphere
Data Administrator-Accounts Payable (Current Employee), Columbus, OHMay 13, 2014
Excellent company to work for. Great benefits. Great group of people. Good salary and geat hours.

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