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PPL Project Manager Reviews

Updated May 25, 2019

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Only interested in the bottom line"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No one to challenge your technical knowledge, or lack thereof. Lots of career opportunities cause people are scared to move up in the organization.

    Cons

    Management has run off knowledgeable employees, looking for yes men and women. No one wants to apply for a leadership job cause there is constant micro management over constructive culture surveys, which one bad direct report can get you dismissed from your role. Salaries have not increased per the market trends. I could make 20-40k more money working for one of the project management contractors that work for... PPL and honestly do all the work for the company, but management has a policy that you can not work on property for one year after you separate from PPL. They hold individuals hostage with low pay and poor company culture. Also the IT system is the worse ever, there were more features and better access when I joined the company.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay the same as the contractor engineering/project management you have brought in and expect PPL employees to oversee. Bring back the Jingoli President that you kicked out of the company because he hired a couple employees who were run out of the company anyways. Support your supervisors and managers so they are not scared to manage and just be yes men. Hire technical people so they can run the organization after... all the project contractors walk away and there is no knowledge for the PPL employees.

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    PPL2019-05-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, great projects

    Cons

    Workload, constant organizational changes, high employee turnaround rate

    Advice to Management

    Constructive Culture should come from top to bottom

    PPL2017-05-03
  3. "Disappointed by "threat management""

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits vacation and liberal holidays

    Cons

    Threat driven metrics. only concerned by the number on a spread sheet.

    Advice to Management

    review the efforts and initiatives that have been started. every week a "new" initiative...never any follow up to see if last week's worked or not.

    PPL2014-10-27
  4. "Good Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is good for the area. People are friendly and care about doing a good job. Minimal office politics which allows us to accomplish what we need to. There should be more opportunities in the future as the aging workforce at the company retires.

    Cons

    Not as many growth opportunities as I would like to see. People tend to stay in their positions forever which makes it hard to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement

    PPL2014-07-29
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