American Electric Power (AEP) Employee Reviews

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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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Good people, good pay, and above all, safety first.
Supervisor and Scheduling of Line crews (Former Employee) –  Harlingen, TXDecember 17, 2016
Top company to work for. All persons very well trained in all aspects. Excellent benefits. Always advancement opportunities. All equipment maintained and upgraded as needed. Excellent safety record.
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Great place to work
Senior Video Producer (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHDecember 17, 2016
Great place to work. I have spent over 15 years there. Main headquarters in Columbus, OH. Management truly cares about each employee. I would recommend working here to anyone.
Pros
Great place to work
Cons
none
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Good place to work
meter reader (Former Employee) –  Pharr, TXDecember 16, 2016
The work week is Monday to Friday unless you are on call. You get the training needed to do what you are assigned and management is mostly made of people who did the work they manage so they know what it is like to be out there working and are helpful when needed. The hardest part of the job is being out on call or during storms but is well compensated. The company is a family and help each other when needed
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Great company to work for
Integration Developer (Former Employee) –  n/ADecember 14, 2016
This is a great company to work for. Great IT company fun work atmosphere and awesome supervisors and coworkers. I really enjoyed working here
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Very numbers driven
Customer Solutions Associate (Former Employee) –  Groveport, OHDecember 2, 2016
This job was very driven by how many phone calls you made per day- very numbers driven. You answer a ton of phone calls a day and work as if you are emergency personnell
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I loved working at AEP
Payment Processor (Former Employee) –  Canton, OHNovember 20, 2016
I loved all my coworkers, would still be there if they wouldn't have laid off a bunch of employees, I was never fast at the 10 key but with being at AEP for so long I can now do over 10,000 key strokes
Pros
great place to work and great co workers
Cons
getting laid off
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Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHNovember 9, 2016
Participated in Cost Estimation Class 5, Class 4 and Class 2 to remediate applications and also various other dispositions. Analysis of effort model and data in the estimation sheet. Assist Project Manager in Project management Plan and Resource Planning
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Great place to work
Storeroom Attendant (Former Employee) –  Tiffin, OHOctober 23, 2016
Enjoyed the experience and training along with working with wonderful people. Good supervision and benefits, would recommend to anyone.
Pros
Very safety conscience
Cons
None
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Great Companyand benefits.
Line Mechanic C (Former Employee) –  Victoria, TXOctober 6, 2016
AEP is great to work for and has great benefits. I only left because of medical reasons. The benefits were great as well. it's a large company but has a great work environment.
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Challenging and good work enviroment.
Lead Materials/Constuction Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Gentry, AR/Lawton, OKSeptember 27, 2016
Typical day to work would be anywhere from 10 to 12 hours a day from 6AM to 4 or 6PM depending on schedule. I learned how to put safety as first priority, lead group, proper decision making, computer systems, organize/inventory material, customer focus and etc.. Management was incredible never had worry about bosses breathing down your neck unless something is terrible wrong which never happened and raises were always on time. The folks I worked with were incredible, extremely knowledgeable, respectful, willing to learn and very reliable. The hardest part of the job is traveling but the per diem made that much easier. Being surrounded by good workers si what made that job the best.
Pros
Very good money, good people, and safe work enviroment
Cons
Traveling
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Excellent
In Service Inspection Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bridgman, MIAugust 17, 2016
The units were in good shape coming up at that time and the work load was manageable. Enjoyed working there, the location the city, the area around the plant was great.
Pros
Living in Michigan
Cons
Winter
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