FirstEnergy Co-op/Intern Program Internship

4.3 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (85 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Excellent real world network training.


Uppers

Mature environment, allowed for free thinking.


Downers

A little micro management happened this summer.


Advice to Potential Interns

FirstEnergy has a vast network with many opportunities to learn from.


Would You Recommend

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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Girl gains confidence through programming experience


Uppers

The real life work I received was great.


Downers

All of the paperwork for on-boarding.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to dive into things and learn. There are always people around to help you grow.


Advice to Management

We could use better technological training.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great Experience


Uppers

Experience was the best aspect of the internship. I have no doubt in my mind that when I ask other engineers in my class at school this fall, they will have had nothing remotely close to the exposure I had to real electrical engineering. Everyone was very helpful, and eager to help me learn.


Downers

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Advice to Potential Interns

If given the choice again, I would definitely intern at FE. The jobs you will be assigned are REAL engineering jobs - not printing out documents, organizing folders, etc. You will have lots of responsibility, and if you have the drive to learn then you will love this place.


Advice to Management

None.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Irreplaceable Experience


Uppers

Ability to work with full-scale production equipment, attend multi-company meetings, develop network designs for corporate implementation


Downers

Took a couple weeks until I had the necessary security access to do my job fully


Advice to Potential Interns

FirstEnergy is an excellent company that is very considerate of its employees. They are willing to work with you, and safety and teamwork is heavily valued.


Advice to Management

Paid holiday for interns. We are working full-time during the summer, but when there is a holiday, we receive a cut in our pay for that week because the office is closed. Interns used to receive holiday pay, but that changed around 2012.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Best co-op program, learned a lot on basic operation of a nuclear power plant and upkeep.


Uppers

The workload was meaningful and I felt as if I had made a differance in the plant.


Downers

There is not anything at the moment that I did not like. If I had to pick something I would say the 60 min commute to work.


Advice to Potential Interns

This co-op is not for someone who is lazy and think that they can just skate on by to recieve credit. It challanges your knowledge and pushes you to your highest potential.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

FirstEnergy Sets the Bar High For Internships/co-op Experience Programs!


Uppers

The chance to work on real company projects and assignments that aimed to better FirstEnergy.


Downers

The commute to work. Long, but worth it.


Advice to Potential Interns

This is an excellent company to work for. The culture and work environment are calm, but certainly allow for professional growth and advancement within the company.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Real work. Real Responsibility. Real Impact.


Uppers

The real world experiences that it offered. I knew that what I was doing was important and was going to have a real impact to the business.


Downers

Limited opportunities to network with other interns and expand horizons while working.


Advice to Potential Interns

FirstEnergy is a great company to intern with. They take their interns seriously and treat them as real employees. Be confident in what you know but remember that you are always there to learn more about the company and about your degree field.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Meaningful work gives Co-Ops opportunity to learn and be recognized by management, retainment is high amoung Co-Ops at First Energy.


Uppers

The projects co-ops are given to work on, and the career developement of Co-Ops through the Co-Ops events and training that help give First Energy Co-Ops an edge over graduating engineers.


Downers

The only way to improve this internship is for the Co-Ops/interns themselves to organize events for us to meet each other. First Energy puts on a couple events for the co-ops which is great, but I'm talking about outside of work. It would be nice just to hang out with them, most of them are relocated during their internship, but this is on the interns more than the company.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you can get an interview with First Energy, take it. Even if you have another internship, this one will be better. I switched from another internship which I enjoyed, only to enjoy this one at First Energy even more.


Advice to Management

Give the iterns/Co-Ops something real to work on.


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Well-Rounded Experience


Uppers

I was involved in a lot of the different responsibilites that buyers experience at FirstEnergy.


Downers

Some computer programs were not setup upon arrival.


Advice to Potential Interns

Always meet deadlines and if you know ahead of time you will not meet a deadline let your supervisor know.


Advice to Management

N/A


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Once in a lifetime opportunity


Uppers

Full time employees were always willing to help and answer questions.


Downers

Sometimes the office work out weights the engineering work to much.


Advice to Potential Interns

It is important to know the basic way that a nuclear power plant works before you apply to work here.


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