Duke Energy
3.7 of 5 100 reviews
www.duke-energy.com Charlotte, NC 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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3.7 100 reviews

                             

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Lynn J. Good

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81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Co-Op (Current Employee)
Terre Haute, IN

I have been working at Duke Energy as an intern for more than a year

Pros-Everyone is very friendly and willing to help you learn
-Great insight for the energy industry
-Typically not a very stressful environment to work in
- Upper Management (Plant Manager) was extremely approachable

Cons-My days at Duke oftentimes felt boring and as an intern I felt more expendable than I anticipated.
-I never really recieved a project I could call my own; I spent most my time doing smaller and more insignificant tasks for my supervisor

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to assign larger projects to co-ops that they can take ownership on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company, but intense

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Duke Energy full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood pay, good benefits, friendly people

Consthe expectation is that you will work a LOT of extra hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Accounting Analyst (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Duke Energy full-time for more than 10 years

Prosbecoming largest utility in the South, East and Midwest

Consgoing through acquisition and merger process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Appreciative Company, but works at the governments pace

Intern (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Duke Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsEmployees are fantastic
Very appreciative and offer many opportunities of extra pay
Flexible

ConsSlow pace, not much work (does pick up eventually)

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to utilize everyone has much as possible (and equally), it will save time and money.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company, not the most organized intern/co-op program

IT Intern/Co-Op (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Duke Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsThis company is filled with hard working, genuinely nice people. The compensation is good as well as great benefits. Charlotte is an awesome city, as well. All levels of management seemed very approachable and were more than willing to meet with me if I needed to bring something to their attention. The internship coordinators did a great job to get all the interns/co-ops connected to make the stay in the new (to some) city as enjoyable as possible.

ConsI was hired on in an intern/co-op role and it was not very well planned out leaving me feeling like I was in the way more than gaining experience. I had to ask for work and the work was given seemed more like busy work. I can appreciate that it is difficult to give someone in this position too much responsibilty because it is understood they will be leaving in a short time period and that they do not have the background with the work like full time employees do but there needs to be more of a middle ground than what I observed.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter planning is needed. As stated above, I felt like I was dropped into a role that management had not expected to be filled. Aside from this resulting in me being (what I felt like) under-utilized it also made me feel in the way. I did not like having to ask for assignments and especially did not like being given ones that were just parts of a whole; never really seeing the whole project or seeing it through to the finish.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company but room to improve.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Duke Energy

ProsFocus on family is very strong. Management is good and the comraderie is also good. There are some great leaders who are all very personable.

ConsPoor leadership from top tiers. Salary could improve and additional employees are needed. The company runs too lean which quickly leads to employee burnout. Focus is too much on being big, not being the best.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more recent college graduates and improve leadership, not management. Lead the company to be the best not the biggest. Focus on development and promotion from within not on buying companies for their executive leadership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have received as many challenges as I can handle and it has been very rewarding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Duke Energy

ProsChallenges, Scope of Impact, Dynamic Projects, Energy Sector is Changing, People and Personalities are outstanding, no Dramatics in the workplace, Superb Benefits

ConsPromotions are not easy to come by because of the tenure many people enjoy. Pay does not seem to rise as quickly as it should.

Advice to Senior ManagementYoung talent can travel much easier than the tenured workforce.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Three years

Engineer I (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Duke Energy

ProsBenefits are great and you be treated correctly.

Consit isn't a design company and the AP1000 probably isnt going to happen

Advice to Senior Managementgood luck with the merger. Maybe you will re-evaluate the need to develop a high level academic team to assist with smart grid. Current employees do not possess the design capabilities necessary to implement such a system.

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Great if your job isn't lost due to corporate consolidation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Duke Energy

ProsCurrently the benefits are excellent and the pay is above average. Start with a prorated two weeks of vacation and unlimited (within reason) sick time plus 3 personal days.

ConsDue to the recent corporate consolidation, any Cincinnati job deemed corporate is being transitioned to Charlotte, NC. This includes most of legal, IT, human resources, and accounting and finance.

Advice to Senior ManagementMany people are leaving the company due to the corporate consolidation and voluntary buy out. This knowledge will be lost unless management finds a way to better document the processes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Positive Intern Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Duke Energy

ProsGenerally, the Intern experience was very positive. Pay for that level of work was quite good and work-time and time-off were very flexible. This probably depends on department, however. Duke is huge.

ConsBeing shoehorned into a single position in a large corporation is generally frustrating. At times, there is nothing to do, at others, the work week runs until late evening and weekends. Again, this could depend on department.

Advice to Senior ManagementDear Jim Rodgers, there's a great deal of disconnect between your engineering and business teams. The merger has left some very interesting political rifts within the company as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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