Duke Energy Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
155 Reviews
3.3
155 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance, but only if your manager upholds this value (in 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times (in 4 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1.  

    Not a bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    A solid company to work for, just not very exciting or innovative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - 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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  5.  

    Duke Energy has the big company mentality, where they care more about a dollar than people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for training and advancement, Many different work locations and work experience

    Cons

    Duke Energy has the big company mentality, where they care more about a dollar than people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to Care about people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    The overall work environment is good - great people to work with, mostly challenging work, good retirement benefits- 401(k) match

    Cons

    Career opportunities in HR can be limited. Flat organizations, limited room for advancement. Work-life balance can be difficult at times

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Generally, a decent place to work if you are an Engineer or in that field. Hard to promote from within.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, work/lift balance is good. If you are one of the chosen, you have plenty of locations to work.

    Cons

    Hard to promote up unless you are an engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    layers

    Current Employee - Heldeks
    Current Employee - Heldeks

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Duke has a great business model and longevity in the market. You know of high degree of certainty that they willnot go out of business.

    Cons

    The business model does not work well for the IT consultant (contractor) after six and a half years still no permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more permanent employees

  9.  

    Struggling to find its way - merges then allows the less advanced safety & corp culture lead.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Provides decent workplaces.
    Plenty of work to do.
    Awards by performance

    Cons

    Trying to adhere to the govt mandated diversity requirements essentially overnight. WMales in some groups have no chance of moving up. This has been directly communicated by some dept GM's
    Business Process systems have pushed a lot of work to first line management while admin support is essentially gone. Making bad long term decisions to meet severe budget limitations (cut out work and people) to meet short term objectives that will cost a lot to correct after the people making the bad decisions are gone.
    Past CEO,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the constant rotation of management and severe O&M reduction doesn't cull out the internal control of key safety functions and practices. Span of control expansion was forced too far at the last merger. Burn out and poor work quality is going to shortly be the next lesson learned. Too many "non-doers" being advanced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good pay and slightly above average benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician I in Salisbury, NC
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician I in Salisbury, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Safety is the first priority in all aspects of work. Team mates typically willing to help when they can.

    Cons

    Personal growth is limited. To go far in your career it is helpful to have a sponsor even though it is not supposed to be so. They are trying to run as lean as possible, my work group went from 23 to 18 in a year and a half and no new employees were brought in for same and increasing work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more employees all around from talking with coworkers in other departments too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    good service sometimes but not so much

    Cons

    mistreat customers keep increasing bills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire new management

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