Duke Energy Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Customer Service Rep

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    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Meals and hotels doing storm overtime, benefits, paid training, incentive

    Cons

    Rude customers, Be prepared to work unscheduled overtime all the time. 12+ hour days back to back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more advancement opportunities. A lot of highly educated seasoned reps on the floor that never get growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Configuration Management

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    Former Employee - Configuration Management Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Configuration Management Specialist in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Big Company with visibility in community. Great opportunities and projects in different cities.

    Cons

    Salary is a bit challenging. Need to allow contractor more advance notice when contract has been extended or ended.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Interesting place of work

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    Current Employee - Security Assistant Account Manager
    Current Employee - Security Assistant Account Manager

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    I have enjoyed learning new things in this company and the opportunities that were given to me. The people for the most part are all friendly and willing to help. Always something going on here.

    Cons

    Not much placement opportunities. Very hard for contractors to become employees. They are not big on giving raises either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give contractors more opportunities. There are people who deserve positions more than employees do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Duke Energy Contractor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Love the people I work with

    Cons

    In my office, not enough growth opp.

  6. My internship was irrelevant to my career goals

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    It's a wonderful work environment. All the employees seemed happy, and there was an extremely high retention rate. Some teams allow flexible work hours and the option to work from home.

    Cons

    I was placed in a team that was irrelevant to my career goals. In addition to that problem, I was placed on a team with a steep learning curve that required months of training to become a useful member. As an Intern, I was not there long enough to be useful, and my teammates were reluctant to train me because they knew I would be gone before I could contribute useful work to the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be more beneficial to place Interns on teams with lower learning curves, or teams that are able to create meaningful work tasks for the Intern.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Full time commitment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Job security due to monopoly

    Cons

    Significant overtime without paying
    Constant on call

  8. Engineer 30+ years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Secure work. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Duke not mind you working for free (i.e. 40+ hours). Hi stress. Process out the yang. Very slow on required and necessary change... unless in crisis mode, which is often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible work-hours, benefits

    Cons

    Merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy resulted in the loss of several great processes from the Progress side. Morale has been low this year due to the Dan River incident. The company is struggling through a "reputation repair" plan, which would not have been necessary if senior leaders had allowed our communications department to do its work and not relied on crisis management consultants for advice, which ended up helping to ruin our reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are a solid company because we have great employees. Rely on them and trust them. If you can't trust them during crisis situations, why did you hire them the first place?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Tech in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Tech in Huntersville, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good
    Job security
    Room for advancement within the company

    Cons

    Too many hours required
    Very high stress environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. A solid company to work for, just not very exciting or innovative

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a large corporation, the company offers stability once employed. Personally, I worked there as a contractor. The company offers fair pay and opportunities for advancement are present because change happens frequently. Work/Life balance is valued.

    Cons

    Change happens frequently but it takes a very long time to implement in such a large organization. Change management is also an issue. Although the employees I encountered were friendly, it's a very conservative work environment. If you're looking to work around open-minded, dynamic, creative thinkers, this may not be for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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