Florida Power & Light Reviews

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Pros
  • Good benefits and very nice people to work with (in 11 reviews)

  • Benefits, training, work-life balance, career development (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • It may depend on your given role, but the work/life balance needs to be improved (in 7 reviews)

  • Churn is high, even at mid management and business unit VP levels (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Professional, hard working employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Power & Light

    Pros

    Very intelligent, dedicated employees. A great facility on Juno Beach, with large cafeteria, cafe and gym. Employees are able to review managers, so managers must work to earn their positions. Great care is taken of employees, once they're in.

    Cons

    Processess can take a very long time since company is very concerned with public image, which is understandable, but projects labored over can disappear into the ether.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify procedures where possible.

  2.  

    Old computer programs frustrates the daylights out of my job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company's stock is performing well. Benefits are OK but all things considered not worth it.

    Cons

    The powers that be, need to spend some money to update the support programs. Stop being cheap. It will improve productivity! The way things are done are very inefficient and are infested with idiosyncrasies ( 'x' has to be done before 'y' but not unless 24 hours has elapsed or it will automatically erase 'z' and keep in mind if 'w' is updated it will change element of all 'x', 'y', & 'z' so it's best if you just start over!). Ladies and gentlemen I just described to you what's known as a "Work Management System", found exclusively @ FPL. We have programs that were designed for windows 95. There are people who sees the way we do things as the best thing since slice bread; they could recall a time when everything was done on paper. Now if that's the standard why do we need computers? Maybe we should dust off the good ole typewriter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    It’s a job not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fitness friendly environment. Onsite cafeteria allows you to quickly grab lunch and bring it back to your desk to continue working on your project.

    Cons

    There is a high employee turnover rate. In addition, it is hard to get things done; a lot time and energy is spent on in-fighting between departments. "Work-life balance" is talked about from time to time but they don't do anything substantive about it. FPL does not take care of their employees!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer engineers a bit more in their pay and treat them like professionals. If you did that, they would probably stick around compared to the constant turnover and necessary retraining.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    FPL is great for shareholders and customers but not employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The beach is 5 minutes away the Juno location and there is also a great work out facility. Jobs are stable like most in the utility industry. Nearby Palm Beach Gardens is great for hanging out and shopping.

    Cons

    Employees are squeezed to the point where I have grave concern that it will affect the reliability of electric service.

    Most departments are highly under staffed, leaving current employees the work of 2 to 3 engineers. Projects are assigned to you without any consideration for your current work load or what is reasonable to complete in a 50 hour work week. When there aren't enough hours in the week, uncompensated weekend work becomes routine and rarely any positive acknowledgement for job well done is forthcoming. The ability of engineers to complete required due diligence to ensure safe designs is restricted by work overload. Furthermore, this is puting the men and women who construct and operate the power system at risk.

    Another area of concern when it comes to power system adequacy and safety is that there are quite a few assignments that require immediate attention due to the fact that some one along the way drop the ball and/or did not do proper planning. This would not normally be an issue if there were some slack in the workload, however since employees are already on a stress-strain regular schedule they often find themselves playing firefighter: puting out one fire after the next.

    Compensation is marginally below other utilities if you consider it without the cost of living in south Florida. If you consider the cost of living in south Florida, FPL's compensation is significantly (20 to 30%) below other utilities. For instance, the cost of a house in south Florida is $100,000 to $150,000 more to a comparable one in most places in the country.

    The work force is demoralized; job satisfaction is sorely lacking. Churn is high, even at mid management and business unit VP levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. There are no changes necessary as the company is functioning optimally. FPL's best employees will work at other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work if you want to get ahead and excel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light

    Pros

    You live in south Florida. The job is easy to learn. you are treated with respect all the times.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Your bonus is determined on whether the managers like you, not by what you have accomplished. Promotions are based on your appearance rather than your ability to perform the job, in some departments. No interest in keeping talented individuals or motivating individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your brains...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very poor department managers/treatment

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

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light

    Pros

    FPL has very good benefits and salary for the area. The physical facility is very nicely landscaped and the buildings are well maintained. The location is good and the parent company is very well managed.

    Cons

    My department is very political in nature, which is encouraged by the department vice president, directors and managers. The directors and managers play the favorites of the vice president to curry favor. As a result, the stars receive an extraordinary amount of spotlight while those whose contributions aren't valued are ignored. There is much mental abuse that can be compared to living with an abusive spouse who doesn't leave any physical marks, but does inflict mental abuse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More than 12 qualified people were laid off after department management decided to "upgrade talent" this past summer. This was after the department vice president said everyone in the department was safe. You should look closely at what you are told by the department vice president and compare it to reality. Lack of action on your part shows you are supporting their draconian methods. Please read the comments and results of the engagement survey and take the appropriate action. Bring in competent department management. Laying off workers who complain only intimidates those who remain. It will not fix the department's problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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