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FirstEnergy earns ‘best companies to work for – utility industry’ recognition from U.S. News & World Report

FirstEnergy Corp. has been named to the inaugural 2023-24 list of Best Companies to Work For in the Utility Industry by U.S. News & World Report.

The recognition reflects FirstEnergy’s commitment to its team members through quality pay and benefits, career opportunities, professional development and more.

U.S. News & World Report’s latest list highlights 349 publicly traded companies spanning 20 diverse industries. For the utility industry, FirstEnergy ranked sixth out of 18 companies. This comprehensive list serves as a resource for prospective employees and job seekers aiming to align their career aspirations with companies that value their workforce.

“Beyond a paycheck, employers have a large stake in the quality of life for their employees and the workers are aware of this. Regardless of the industry they’re in, employees today want to work somewhere they feel valued, can have a good work-life balance and are satisfied with their compensation and benefits,” senior editor of consumer advice at U.S. News & World Report Antonio Barbera said.

Guided by a panel of experts, editors from U.S. News & World Report conducted an in-depth, multi-source analysis of publicly traded companies in the U.S. with a minimum of 75 Glassdoor employee reviews from 2020-22 on six factors that are important to employee well-being:

  • Quality pay and benefits
  • Work-life balance and flexibility
  • Job and company stability
  • Physical and psychological comfort
  • Belongingness and esteem
  • Career opportunities and professional development

“Our employees power our company, and we work hard to make sure they are recognized through our comprehensive Total Rewards compensation and benefits package for their commitment to the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to our customers. We provide our employees with significant opportunities to build challenging and rewarding careers, and we appreciate U.S. News & World Report’s recognition of those efforts,” FirstEnergy’s senior vice president, chief human resources officer and Corporate Services Christine Walker said.

FirstEnergy has also been recognized as a leading utility for employees by organizations including Bloomberg, DiversityInc, Forbes Magazine, G.I. Jobs and more. Its Total Rewards approach to employee benefits focuses on pay and performance, health and wellness, employees’ financial future and work-life programs for 12,000 employees across its six-state service area.

To learn more about FirstEnergy’s career opportunities and benefits, visit

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