American Electric Power provided me with security and benefits that far exceeded most offered in this area, and I feel truly blessed to have worked there. When the company offered early retirement, I took advantage of their offer.
I am now looking to supplement my retirement income and would like to find a job utilizing the skills I have acquired.
Excellent pay and benefits
Glass ceiling, which is typical of many large companies
Senior Risk Control Analyst (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – April 10, 2016
AEP is a very large corporation with lots of room for advancement. As with many large companies there can be politics involved. Depending on your group and management your experience will vary greatly.
Advancement in job category and plenty of room to pivot career path
Politics, Culture resistant to change, Management resistant to change.
Working at AEP has been a great opportunity for me.
Engineer Principal (Current Employee) – Tulsa, OK – April 5, 2016
AEP treats employees fairly, and they operate with a high level of integrity. They go to great lengths to protect their public image. I have been given challenging work assignments, but also the support and resources to accomplish these tasks.
System Control Center Reliability Coordinator Sr (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – April 5, 2016
Working as part of the largest transmission network in the United States always brought something new everyday. Fellow employees and management took pride in the work we performed to power modern life.
John W. Turk, Jr. Project (Former Employee) – Fulton, AR – February 12, 2016
Excellent personnel. Director set the guidelines, simple. Each person knew their roll and gatekeepers. Direct boss & Engineers were outstanding and helpful. If you are not contract personnel, and find a place this good, stay there forever.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Canton, OH – December 20, 2015
Really cool job working with the field reps. Taking their calls and enter in the information they provide you with and if they need something from you. Approving pay roll. Work environment was laid back but busy at the same time.
My boss has been great to me over the years however not able to keep me busy. I would like to get at least 40 hours per week and am not bothered by 60 or 70. It is very rare i get a full 40 hour week though.
Meter Reader (Current Employee) – Shreveport, LA – November 22, 2015
Went to become a lineman have been stuck in this job with what seems no future. They are planning to lay people off and they are doing it by seniority. I have wasted almost two years chasing a dream that i was worthy of achieving. Instead i have to hurry and find a new job to provide for my family.
GIS Technician (Former Employee) – Shreveport, LA – November 20, 2015
The people that I worked with were fantastic. I loved how we came together and got things done. The other people in the company were great as well. The problem arose with the high amount of politics that came from management. Safety is also not one of their concerns.
Transmission Lineman (Former Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – November 4, 2015
Most of the work was out of town, but I learned an extensive amount of information working for a great Foreman. The higher was surprisingly involved with crews. Overall, Good company with amazing benefits.
Meter Reader (Former Employee) – Canton,OH – October 2, 2015
Working with the dogs and people not being aware of the damage that can result from where they are tied up or let to roam in thier yard. Did not care for this job loved the walking but people have no reguard to what they put around the meters. I laughed sliding down a big mud bank to get to the meter that a person had boxed in under a porch he had built around it.
Good people to work with, lots of work, no time for personal stuff.
Protection and Control Technician (Current Employee) – Uvalde, TX – August 30, 2015
Work is good, co-workers are great, management is average. It is a very interesting job to do, you can learn a lot, but is just way too time consuming, there is only time to eat and sleep, and then go back to work.