NextEra Energy, Inc. Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
113 Reviews

2.9
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NextEra Energy, Inc. President & CEO James L. Robo
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29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance, along with a comparabale benefit package (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits package and work location is tough to beat (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Employees are very stressed because of the negative work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours expected without any thank you's (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nuclear Division - Unpleasant Place to Work

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the treasure coast if you are seeking to work for someone.

    Cons

    Treated like a non-human resource. Long hours expected without any thank you's. Performance reviews "normalize" most to 3, which the company refers to as "highly valued" which is just a lot of "management psychobabble." Real bonuses and perks are at 4 and up - gotta have friend to get those ratings. Highly politicial environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the constant repurposing and repositioning of business decisions - employees working for you are intelligent and see right through that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not worth it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My comp is good, but others are not getting comped fairly for the work. Casual dress code. CEO cares, but big disconnect between some managers & reality. Benefits are OK, not great.

    Cons

    Long hours (working till midnight - 3am has been normal during month end close). Horrible employee morale & no trust. Never appreciated & good employees leave (~32 individuals left the accounting department in 2 years - department is only ~12 employees). Different set of benefits for Florida vs. Other states (FL gets better benefits & pension plan). Multiple systems that don't communicate. No process documentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change to address the issues with employees & take responsibility for the bad morale. Make real changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Could be better

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation is good.

    Cons

    Lack of personnel to complete projects, lack of training for positions, lack of trust between mangers to personnel. Way to process driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold VPs and GM accountable for there divisions.
    Allow work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hit or Miss

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get to live in South Florida and work with some great people.

    Cons

    Senior management is about as innovative as a brown paper bag at your local grocery store. All they care about is making the quarterly earnings numbers even at the cost of people. A lot of people who should've retired already won't seem to go away and let the next generation take over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your offices and find the talented folks in the organization and promote them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Marketing Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some very talented people to work with.

    Cons

    Employees are very stressed because of the negative work/life balance. Many are working overtime with no additional compensation as they are all misclassified as exempt from overtime. Because there is a hiring freeze and they are trying to reduce the workforce even further, they end up relying heavily on independent contractors. These independent contractors are misclassified as such because they are actually employees by the definition of all of the state and federal agencies including the IRS. They do not pay employee taxes for the independent contractors and recently insisted that the independent contractors incorporate. One thing that has me very perplexed is that they have under-reported my income on my 1099 4 years in a row. Can't figure out how a company that big can consistently get 1099 reporting wrong. I imagine I am not the only one.

    If you are brought in as an independent contractor, do not expect a job offer. Even if they love your work, if you can't get in the "in-crowd" you won't get an offer. Only a "lucky" few do and I do not know the secret. And don't forget, there is a hiring freeze. So even though there is a lot of work to be done they are trying to reduce the workforce by attrition. Also, do not forget to check your 1099. They will most likely get it wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and check your books.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nuclear Division - Florida

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay for Florida, highly skilled and friendly co-workers, pockets of strong teaming, casual dress environment.

    Cons

    Expectation to work all the time, poor development and advancement, poor performance management system - your yearly rating won't reflect your contribution, ineffective management - work piled onto top performers while low performers continue to work 8 hour days and perform below expectarions,.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deal with low performers, stop treating employees like expendable servants,.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Politics and Bully Tactics are the norm.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities across the U.S.

    Cons

    Middle management is tasked with streamlining and improving processes, but met with politics, bureaucracy, bully tactics and territorial executives. 'Project Momentum' empowered the wrong people to effect changes. Human Resources has no integrity and is out of control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go Undercover Boss and see what a day in the life of a middle manager is like. Drop Project Momentum and get back to holding your V.P.'s accountable for overall profitability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Waiting for the other shoe to drop

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great first impression - nice location, great pay and plenty of cross functional areas from which to gain first-job experience. The company is financial sound and will be a profitable investment for years to come.

    Cons

    However, the company functions like a well-oiled, process-oriented machine and it needs a lot cogs to keep it running optimally. Don't deviate or think outside the box. Most importantly, don't stay too long or your skills will become extinct because of limited growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dearth of solid management and leadership skills within the ranks. Management needs to energize employees, encourage innovation, professional respect and breathe some new life into this stodgy company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Profits are #1 and employees are a distant 2nd.

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

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Salary was comparable to other utilities
    -Coworkers were supportive and worked hard

    Cons

    -Severely understaffed and getting worse
    -Expectation of routine unpaid overtime
    -Career opputunities based on who you know not how hard you work
    -Pay and benefits are on the decline
    -Managers seem to just hang out together and not actually communicate with the people they are supposed to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't say employees are #1 priority when you clearly don't mean it.
    Communicate the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience with exposure to many facets of gas/power trading, but bad work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    [RE: Power Marketing] There are some very talented individuals that start here with little industry experience. The employees at the lower levels doing the dirty work gain a lot of relevant experience in the energy trading realm.

    Cons

    The best people leave Florida for bigger and better opportunities. Management is very political and mid-upper level positions seem to be chosen without regard to competence. Some directors cannot do the job of those underneath them. The de-reg business (NEPM) hasn't lost the culture of a regulated utility (FPL). There's little competition in Florida for jobs in this industry, and hence, no motivation for the company to change or improve. Non-existent culture. Company values are only on paper; they're not practiced in reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to respect, trust, value, and incentivize your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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