Duke Energy Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Slow paced, relaxed and friendly atmosphere

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

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, never felt overwhelmed with work, lots of opportunities to move around. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Slow pace can be a drag at times, fair amount of office politics, decisions can sometimes take a while to be made.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend figuring out how to move things along faster without all the politics involved.


  2. Large organization, patience and diplomacy required

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    If you're interested in energy, this is a great place to work. Opportunities to learn constantly.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, slow-moving. If you're someone who likes a fast-paced environment, this could be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change.


  3. Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Was off every Friday and still working 40 hours

    Cons

    Remote location, cafeteria was subpar

    Advice to Management

    Change FFD rules regarding contractors


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  5. Account Executive

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, obtainable objectives, fair benefits package

    Cons

    good jobs reside in the South, Midwest jobs limited. Slow cumbersome decision making, Utility entiltement

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer!


  6. Long standing tenure. Heard about salary reviews in article

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Biggest utility in United States with international opportunities

    Cons

    limited availability in Florida - must travel to NC

    Advice to Management

    integration efforts are still challenging


  7. Cool place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Applications Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior IT Applications Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture. Great bonus. Stability.

    Cons

    low salaries, and small merit increases


  8. PM on transmission and substation projects.

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Duke is a great place to work. Positive environment and opportunities are available.

    Cons

    It can be bureaucratic which is typical for utilities. Not a bad thing, just different.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the envoronment open with information on changes.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Wait 5 years

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The entire industry is on the brink of changing. Everything will be different, which is extremely exciting if you like solving problems. This company is well slated to tackle the US regulated utility market. No matter what you want to work on, Duke probably has it. Company is ready for HUGE growth in the next few years, which means huge opportunity.

    Cons

    Old people run the show, so if you like using a 1970's thinking model, this is your place (this is not sarcasm). If you like progressive thinking and innovation, wait 5-10 years. Over half the company can retire in 5 years. The older generation is backing up the pipeline for personal promotion and advancement, which hurts the company.
    They don't understand global environments. The new CEO cut ties to international organizations. She has no vision for what growth looks like in the 21st century--too small of a thinker.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a package to the old people and get them out of the way. Hire younger people into senior management on merit, not on politics. Thin out middle management--paying for them to stay employed and clog up productivity makes customer bills higher.


  10. Largest Utility

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees at all of the generating faciliites across the fleet.

    Cons

    As the company has become the largest utility, the people are not valued as much due to the magnitude and large distance between the regions.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good people and nice place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was good. Management knew what they needed, and when. My projects were always very interesting and challenging. Strong focus on safety.

    Cons

    I worked in 2 plants. The environment was pretty rough (need a hardhat if you go anywhere) , so if you're looking for a cozy office space, maybe this isn't the place for you.



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