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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated May 15, 2014

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3.7 131 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

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Lynn J. Good

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Schedules, very manageable workload, Good Benefits(in 13 reviews)

  • There is a good work/life balance, but only if your manager upholds this value(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The inability of local management to offer or guarantee a co-op student a full-time job upon graduation can be frustrating(in 4 reviews)

  • You can get put in some high stress situations and work long hours on depending on what is going on at that time(in 3 reviews)

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    Nuclear is backwards and not at all up to date on tech as the interview makes you think

    Technical Lead (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsStable if you can avoid the political pitfalls, good people when they are not playing politics

    Conssome people have been at the company so long that they are stuck in thier ways and they have no respect for new talent they want a zombie that follows orders and is willing to work in the stone age of .net.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn that new approaches are not the devil and your support staff need to update their skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Most passive aggressive environment

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    Prosthe pay was very good

    Consno training, original supervisor replaced by a contractor who had no people/resource management skills. shabby office conditions

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe upfront with expectations and goals

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Duke was a good place to work several years ago but with all the mergers and management changes its not the same..

    Operator (Former Employee) Terrell, NC

    ProsVery high pay for the work done. You get a lot of days off with a rotating schedule. Top pay is almost $35 an hour for fossil operators.

    ConsThere is no support from management. Hard work gets you no where with the company. Benefits have been cut over the last few years and now they are pushing high deductible insurance on everyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to worry less about mergers and more about your people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    North & South - a tale of two misaligned cultures

    Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsSteady income, just okay benefits

    ConsOrganization doesn't know innovation and ostracizes employees who attempt to bring new ideas to the table. Management is too busy putting out daily operational fires to care about a long or short term strategic vision. Little to no career paths. Mergers have further divided company into factions and simple decisions now take months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to start listening to employees and learn the definition of innovation. If you weren't selling electricity, you'd be out of business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Duke's way or the highway

    Plant Operator (Current Employee) Crystal River, FL

    ProsInteresting work. The people I work with (local) are good people.

    ConsProgress Energy was bought out 2 years ago by Duke. The corporate machine changes are now coming down and all is not well. Duke is changing things just to let us all know who is in charge. Some things don't work for particular sites, but that doesn't matter as long as it matches what every other site in Duke is doing. Too much emphasis on corporate matching. On top of that, Duke just slashed it's non-bargaining unit employees pay and benefits in Florida, and is currently working on doing the same to the bargaining unit employees. It's not a cost cutting measure to save jobs or keep the company afloat. It's not even industry standard, it's pure corporate greed and Duke trying to be the "trend setters"

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees that actually make the company money, not just senior level managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exhausting

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsReputable company with 401 k match.

    ConsCapable incumbents are not promoted on skill set but often because of networking.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Architect

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    ProsRelaxed work environment, stability, time for personal growth

    Conspay, limited growth opportunities for outsiders, discrimination in some quarters of the IT organization

    Advice to Senior Managementespecially in few areas of IT- management is too old who think of themselves as experienced being at Duke so long..but they have to understand that, its not 'experienced' but known as 'Aged' .Aged cheese is good but not the aged inefficient and incompetent management . Also learn from other biggies in the area like banks as to how to realize the potential of multicultural people...and let them grow and bring a different perspective to the organization.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Silos, Very Political, A lot of Dead Weight

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsGood benefits. You can contract forever if you are a contractor.

    ConsCross-Team collaboration is horrible. Everyone is too busy trying to protect their turf and avoid responsibility\blame. Technically inept in some departments. A lot of long time employees are using technology like it was still the year 2000. Very resistant to change and new ideas. Too many folks are there just to collect a paycheck and retire.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not for the younger crowd

    Associate IT Analyst (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsFlexible Schedules, very manageable workload, Good Benefits

    ConsGrowth mostly based on years working there, conservative and older culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you have any interest in younger employees, there needs to be better growth options and more diversity of age.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rapid growth can be a positive and a negative

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExtensive growth with opportunity for career growth. Access to multiple technologies and applications. Vision and understanding of Utilities business throughout the USA in multiple States.

    ConsPromotions are generally driven by politics versus performance. Although your performance is measured on a yearly basis, your ability to move up the ladder will require strong networking skills. To accept a good career opportunity, you will have to accept a lower salary to begin. The rapid growth can be a negative as you try to understand the company vision, goals, and culture. The company did not settle into its 1st merger before going into a 2nd recent merger which brought in more new visions, ideas, and new management. Trying to navigate through the continual change can be challenging and stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAssess current compensation and salaries which are not in line with recovering economy. In particular, the area of IT is rapidly growing. The offer to grow at other companies while receiving a higher compensation continues to pull good talent and skills away from Duke Energy. Let the company solidify as one culture and vision before proceeding with any additional mergers. Invest in full time employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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