NextEra Energy, Inc. Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. Extremely Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Many great and hard-working employees (management not included)

    Cons

    Inexperienced senior management
    Very political
    Not a meritocracy
    Gender bias; presence of a boys' network
    Nontransparent performance review process

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more progressive and adapt to changing environment
    Improve communication and transparency

  2. Do not work here.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Technician in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Technician in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation time policy - you are allowed to buy vacation days.

    Cons

    Long hours, no support from management, very political. it's all about who you know in reference to promotions and changing departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking employee surveys, if your not going to change anything.

  3. Beware of Compliance and Diversity Recruitment Issues and Challenges within Subsdiaries and Affiliates

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    Former Contractor - Human Resources/Talent Acquisition in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Contractor - Human Resources/Talent Acquisition in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Name Brand Organization
    Typical Corporate Culture

    Cons

    Lack of representation of cultural diversity and inclusion at mid and upper level management roles and functions
    90's approach to HR, Staffing and Talent Acquisition functions
    Very poor HR support provided subsidiaries and affiliates
    Leadership within a number of facilities do not follow corporate compliance, as it relates to staffing and recruitment
    Strange overview and presentation of Talent Acquisition goals achieved and strategies moving forward

    Advice to Management

    Practice and implement strategies that are inclusive of organizational expectations to subsidiaries and affiliates

    Always ensure compliance standards and requirements are met, specifically as it relates to recruitment and hiring

    Never hire Contractors, Consultants or FTE's "sight unseen" as it does not meet compliance and will end in horror

    Create attainable performance measures and indicators

    Understand the needs of leadership with independent subsidiaries and affiliates

    Customize sources and strategies implored to meet the staffing needs in difficult or challenging employment markets

    Actually perform "onsite" visits of subsidiaries and affiliates to ensure HR's understanding of their culture

    Understand that virtual support is not an "end all" solution when faced with challenging staffing issues

    Most of all, understand "the business" because at the end of the day you must understand "the business" to provide viable solutions

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Agree with other poor reviews here

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    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Top Utility in the nation perhaps world. For valueless leaders and narcissists it's the place to be. It's a performance at what ever means needed little respect for law and values. Many technologies to work and learn. Nuclear, fossil, wind, solar, hydro....etc

    Cons

    Highly political. Many incompetent managers and VP's. Highly level of nepotism up to the VP level. Little training. No real employee improvement or development. You either sink or swim in positions with no help. Worst leadership style of any fortune 200 company. Employee engagement and corporate value initiative spawned from dozens of lawsuits that are usually settled. But current CEO openly disregards Employee engagement as a PR front. Its basically dishonest to the employees. Company boasts best employee to mega watt ratio in nation and promotes the small over worked staff levels even though more costly mistakes happen due to overload and parallel processing too Many items, tasks or problems. Promotions and job awards are openly on a politicized and relationship basis and not the company policy of post-award based on merit and skill and experience. Agree with engineering managers post here. Specifically in Power Generation Department these problems all exist and are at a turning point. It's not the entire company but power generation is the identified leader with world leading performance that is being modeled for all other departments including nuclear. Let's hope that safety and employee safety are not affected next. We have to measure success at the cost to actually achieve it. The cost has been too high in this case and competition is good but not with total disregard. We can do this better but being number 1 at what ever the cost is irresponsible and unsustainable. God Help next era (FPL)

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing people beyond what is reasonable. Stop promoting based on politics and use the stated policy. Stop pushing good employees out the door very distastefully when you know you need more people. Asking for more
    People when you truly need more
    People should not be such a bad thing. Stop staffing groups incompetently and then pushing them literally to death. Follow leadership and trust. Compete fairly number 1 only has value if you DO NOT tape the company and layoff and fire everyone to get there. Unsustainable.

  6. Helpful (5)

    Just a number not a person.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineering Manager in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Manager in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Not exceptional but not meek either. Juno Beach location is great. Clinic, gym, and cafeteria is on site. Many opportunities to take different classes and certifications in house. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    You are expected to give 200% of your time. If you perform your job per your job requirements and description you will get poor reviews year after year. You are expected to exceed your job requirements at all times; yet at review time this is only "acceptable" not "exceeds". There is no chance for advancement by your qualifications and/or performance. Upper management changes your job or promotes you per others perception of you; not your job performance. This leads to incompetent persons holding middle management positions. Nextera continually stressed the importance of teamwork but I saw numerous times (incompetent middle management) blaming employees for short comings when it was the supervisor's fault all along. Decisions and deadlines are made by upper management; middle management does not explain why these deadlines cannot be made and the project moves forward only to miss said deadlines. Who is blamed? The worker bees. None of the management takes the fall for promising something that cannot be attained. This company will contue to succeed and make money but at the cost of working people to death and finding someone new to do it when they are worn out and people come to their senses and move on.

    Advice to Management

    There are promotions based on perception and not job performance or employees competence. Work/life balance means nothing to Nextera even though it is emphasized. Projects need to be fully vetted as to attainability of deadlines/expectations instead of middle management not having enough intestinal fortitude to state that deliverables are not achievable.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Successful company, terrible to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Financially strong.
    Interesting work.
    Employees are empowered.
    Co-workers are typically awesome.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible. Average work week in my group is 59.7 (we kept time logs) hours.

    No overtime or comp time is given and the salaries and bonus don't make up for the hours. For example, if you work 70 hours this week and want to leave an hour early next week (after working 60 hours) you are expected to take vacation to account for the "missed" time.

    This is all dependent on your immediate supervisor. While most groups aren't as loaded as mine there are others that are.

    The difference is that some general managers didn't give up positions and others freely caved in and cut positions from the org chart. They largely did this by attrition, not replacing employees who have left. This way they can reduce head count and also say their group is at full strength because the org chart says so.

    My group is staffed at 40% of where we were with no cut in workload.

    All of this results in quite a bit of stress in keeping up with deadlines and the feeling that you are not really giving every project due diligence because you are spread too thin.

    I am unable to give the company zero stars but would if I could.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the strain on emyees to a reasonable level.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Will fire you in a NY minute

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and overtime availability

    Cons

    In one year management fired 25% of it's operators at my plant. While not perfect these were good employees. Management will write you up time after time, give you bonuses, tell you that you are doing good than when it's time they will bring up the past several years written infractions and then let you go.

    Advice to Management

    When you constantly write people up, everyone gets scared to do or fix anything. Chill out and realize that people are not perfect and when employees are worthy of a bonus maybe they also deserve to have past offences cleared from their record and be used against them at your leisure.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Wind Tech who is fed up with playing the game

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wind Technician
    Current Employee - Wind Technician

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Wind sites all over the US
    -Opportunity to transfer to other sites
    -Good benefits
    -Emphasis on training
    -Opportunity to transfer to different units (major component, mid level component, high voltage)

    Cons

    -NextEra acts like they really care about safety. If you get hurt, they'll find a reason to fire you in order to avoid a lawsuit against them.
    -They use BBSOs and Near Misses as a tool for witch hunting
    -When you meet the requirements to promote to a higher Wind Tech level, they take a long time to make it official and give you the promised pay raise
    -Hard work and knowledge are not rewarded, but rather overlooked
    -Technicians that are experienced, knowledgable and competent, make the same amount of money as those who are incompetent and have absolutely no experience in wind energy what so ever.

    Advice to Management

    Quit pretending like you care about your employees safety. Quit pretending like you're the only company to work for in Wind Energy.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Definitely Research This Company Before Accepting An Offer on The Renewable Energy Side of the Organization

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    Former Employee - Tax in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Tax in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The renewable side of the company allows you to work on very interesting projects. The compensation package is very good. The projects you work on will be very challenging.

    Cons

    The Management and the Directors of the Company are impossible to work with. The work life balance is challenging at best. The culture of certain departments is abysmal at best. If you have a family and are relocating to the area, do not take the job. You will not last long there. There are not many other companies to go work for once your role at NextEra is finished.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Horrible Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, cafeteria food, onsite gym

    Cons

    They work you to the bone, weekends, holidays, 24/7. I'm salary in a technical professional position. Absolutely no worklife balance. no oppertunity to advance. Everyone is so mirasable and depressed. unfriendly, people just want to go home. Never a thank you or recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your employees. Pay doesnt matter if they are mirasable.

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