Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
152 Reviews
3.3
152 Reviews
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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 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times (in 3 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.  

    A good utility company

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

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

    Pros

    Offers a wide variety of positions for lateral and vertical movement. Safety is top priority. Family-based values. Copious networking opportunities.

    Cons

    It is a challenge to find reports and drawings. The company has made an effort to digitize all reports and drawings, but there are documents that have fallen through the cracks. If the document has no digital copy then it can be difficult to find the physical copy as there are many places that it could be located (corporate hq, power plant drawing room or document room, power plant local disk drive, storage cabinets, engineer's desk drawer).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    College Co-op Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely helpful and willing to help you learn. The mentors that you are assigned with for the most part are willing to help you learn and be useful at what you are doing.

    Cons

    Didn't get an offer after co-op. The company at the time is not concerned with hiring college students, they more hire for the position that is needed at that time.

  3.  

    It was a great experience.

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

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Pros

    The opportunity to work from home.

    Cons

    Being on call every three weeks, crazy schedule changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall good experience

    Former Employee - Technical in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Technical in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay, casual dress

    Cons

    Slow to get things done once decision is made

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great long term

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Long term planning and goals with the opportunities for advancement. I thoroughly enjoy the location and people. Everyday poses new challenges.

    Cons

    Paid time off is ok. More time off is definitely always a good thing that keeps morale at a high.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I have 28 years of experience in line construction and supervision.

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

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

    Pros

    Have had the opportunity to work and learn all aspects of line construction and also supervise crews in a safe work environment with a good job that allows me to support my family.

    Cons

    Management changes occur frequently which makes it hard to get a settled work environment. Things constantly change in full circle. Just don't understand change just to end up right back where you started from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it ain't broke, don't try fixing it. If things work great, leave them alone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    From Retiree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is very good and a strong commitment to safety

    Cons

    Company is now very large and not employee friendly
    Have to be flexible to travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce or freeze top executive salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful place to work with good advancement opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Sourcing Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Associate Sourcing Specialist in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people and great management.

    Cons

    Most jobs are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Room to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Regulated utility tend to have reorgs when stock dips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake them up ebver so often really good management team now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I worked at Duke Energy as a summer Intern in the Emerging technology group.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great people. Duke Energy commitment to sustainable and cleaner energy generation is plausible and this is visible from the new projects the company is involved in. The benefits is good compare to other power utilities. There is definitely potential for career growth in the company particularly in the Distribution group.

    Cons

    The intern programs needs improvement. The company focus more on the Co-op program, hence they miss out on great talent that comes for internship. The work given to interns can be sometime not meaningful since the mindset is that interns are only here for three months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management is doing a great job. I would advice the management to setup programs that focus more on attracting young talents since most workforce are nearing retirement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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