Unlucky1 – April 27, 2013
The computer system is obsolete. Billing, estimating, record tracking is all done on an excel spreadsheet and very barbaric. The records are very inaccurate. Disgruntled employee's make it impossible to research data properly.
Unlucky1 – April 27, 2013
I can related to this review 100%. I also worked for one of the largest Utilities and was laid off after 23 years. I was so happy to be awarded a job with PPL. I have a feeling I was in the exact same office as this poster. It was horrible. I worked until 1AM on Thanksgiving, never got paid for any overtime, comp time and was treated with disrespect. Deadlines were impossible. The Primavera system they were using was butchered by their own employees so badly it had many disconnects which prevented accurate estimates and billing. The other departments seemed defensive of their records, would not share important field notes or contacts. There was total disrespect for people brought in from different companies with fresh ideas, successful history only to be met by the "Good Ole Boys Club" attitude. I have never been so humiliated in my life. I watched in horror as people were plucked from their seats by the Security Gaurds and led out of the building like they did something wrong. Everyone watches them pack their belongings. There are allot of departments that can not function properly due to the constant switching of the bosses, who is getting thrown under the bus next and absolutely no cross training. I have seen so many talented people cut off at the ankles. As for the bonus it is true, unless you play golf with the boss in your department you will not get a bonus. It is given to the friends. You have to have a very strong constitution to work for this company, you need to bite the bullet daily and be prepared to work 60 plus hours a week with not even a thank you. This is a part of my life I would love to forget. My prior company I had nothing but positive reviews. My current employer I have gotten all excellent reviews and 3 raises in 1 year. If you accept a job with PPL, pray you get into one of the real departments. Do not take a job in Asset Management because you will be given a severance package and looking for a new job in 1 1/2 years on the mark. The sad part of all of this is that I was offered a job at the same time for National Grid and chose PPL because they were close to home. The parking at PPL is expensive, dangerous and you have to be walked out at night by a security gaurd. It is a very bad area to work. Many employee's have been mugged and robbed in the parking garage or vicinity of the building. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere unless it is a Union posistion.
JSFMSZM – May 22, 2013
Was very excited to land the job as a Sr Benefit's Administrator. My co-workers were rude, my boss was unsupportive. Work expectations changed on a daily basis, making my work extremely confusing...thus less and less support from my boss. It was like a horrible circle, which actually sent me into a nervous breakdown. I fought the company for severance and threatened to sue them for their treatment of me. In the end I took the severance and said good-bye forever. Now they are AGAIN hiring a new Benefit's Manager....Be careful. They will suck you in with great pay and benefits and your first day will be great. After that you will notice the lack of communication or help/training from other departments, the rude employees who fight for first place in the department behind that locked door. I did my honest best and am very good at what I do. It was never good enough for them. My former job gave me great reviews for the exact work. The difference? Management. Don't get sucked in. You will be without a job or looking within a year.