Duke Energy Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, a lot of people work from home on Fridays (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great senior management (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance, pay is low for the expectations (in 4 reviews)

  • very difficult to convert an internship into a full-time position (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Nuclear Engineering Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy as an intern

    Pros

    Duke has a great intern program, and really focuses on getting interns plugged in and involved by holding networking events with fellow interns, as well as full-time employees. I also had the opportunity to visit and work at several nuclear energy sites, and be involved in a variety of interesting projects along the way.

    Cons

    Working in the nuclear department can be a bit frustrating at times, only because the field is so regulated and slow-moving that new development is extremely difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Continue finding meaningful work for the interns, and keeping them plugged in and interested in the company.


  2. Good job experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineer Co-Op in Charlotte, NC
    Former Intern - Engineer Co-Op in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation Great name on resume Paid housing Job opportunities

    Cons

    Intern work is pretty hit or miss Nothing else really, I am thankful for my experience at DE


  3. Duke Energy

    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Duke Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable attorneys and legal staff. All were professional and more than willing to advise and assist.

    Cons

    Some repetitious work and not many opportunities to work with other business units.


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  5. duke energy nuclear security officer

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Southport, NC
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Southport, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    easy job good hours good pay and benefits

    Cons

    very regulated by the NRC and you qualify constantly to keep your job.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees to make the attrition rate lower.


  6. IT Contractor

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    My experience was positive. My managers and teammates were great to work with. Contract work here seems to go on for as long as you want it to.

    Cons

    Sometimes the mergers led to unnecessary politics, but overall it was a good experience and I would do it again.


  7. PM working on the Duke-Progress Energy Merger.

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of teamwork and respect for each person. The business and IT teams work well together.

    Cons

    The company does not enforce rules as strong as they should - example people do not work full days


  8. Review of management / leadership position in Power Generation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will enjoy the mission of keeping the turbines and generators running optimally. Duke has great benefits (health and retirement). If you are smart about your business cases, you will almost always be able to obtain the capital you need. Duke takes safety seriously.

    Cons

    As with any large organization, bureacracy and mediocre employees will significantly impede progress. Duke does not really reward performance financially. Everyone gets an annual merit increase between 2.5 to 4 regardless. You can be the most mediocre employee and still get a 2.5%. You can be a true leader, putting everything into it, growing the business and be rewarded with a 3%.

    Advice to Management

    Use the rating scale, reward high performers and push out the truly mediocre employees.


  9. Customer Care Representative

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    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management played favorites towards family and close friends. Promises to promote, given to others with less than a year of experience within the company as required.


  10. customer specialist

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Willow Springs, Johnston, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Willow Springs, Johnston, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company many opportunities to advance to

    Cons

    time schedules and shift bids


  11. Helpful (1)

    From a former call center employee

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers There is opportunity for growth Overtime = $$$$

    Cons

    You will be required to work when weather is bad. You may start on a 2nd shift schedule. Single parents beware unless you have a great support system.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold grudges, what is said to you behind closed doors stays behind closed doors. Don't involve yourself in drama. Be a good example for those below you.



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