NextEra Energy, Inc.

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NextEra Energy, Inc. Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
126 Reviews
2.8
126 Reviews
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NextEra Energy, Inc. President & CEO James L. Robo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • stable with good benefits including medical, stocks, pension, etc (in 11 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Employees are very stressed because of the negative work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    GOOD PLACE TO WORK AT

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits - solid company

    Cons

    too much politics- management get paid a lot higher than regular employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A mix of pros and cons

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of really smart people work here. Nice to work for a "green" company that generates and sells renewable energy.

    Cons

    Executives out of touch with reality. They have no idea how long and hard we work to answer all of their short deadline conflicting requests for more and more data and analysis while still trying to do our "day jobs".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimizing headcount is not the best way to save money for the shareholders. Don't maximize the bottom line at the expense of overworking your understaffed people. Of all the recognition you trumpet for the company, consider pursuing the "top 100 places to work" list and what it would take to get there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only game in town

    • 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

    Lots of smart people to work with. Opportunity to work cross-functionally.

    Cons

    No visibility into promotions or selection for other opportunities.

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  5.  

    FPL Requires a LOT of free professional time from all exempt employees

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

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

    Pros

    High salaries, good standard benefits (medical & retirements plans)

    Cons

    Company expects you to provide a lot of free overtime to meet production goals. Fringe benefits are being reduced and other than the normal retirement and medical insurance plans, are almost non-existent now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn around the culture from being company first to team first. Stop earning profits off the backs of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    stable but slow

    • 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. full-time

    Pros

    stable with good benefits including medical, stocks, pension, etc.
    good work-life balance.
    nice people in general to work with.
    not high pressured environment.

    Cons

    slow paced, not great for young graduates fresh out of college.
    pay not as good as most other utilities.
    too big to be efficient.
    changes are too frequent for a big corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a way to keep the talent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a good company to work for in that they are safety conscience and like employee stability.

    • 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. full-time

    Pros

    Strong company in a stable to growing industry with a major focus on safety and solid employee benefits such onsite doctors and gym.

    Cons

    Not much room for upward mobility, slow to change, give lip service to continuous improvement and not much action to make it so. When the company RIFF's or reorganizes do not expect resume's to come into play for new positions, instead the politics of friendships and likeability will reign supreme. Employees see HR as a protector of the company, not a friend of the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall a good company to work for in that it provides stable employment and good benefits, however management needs to better understand the details of the process prior to making snap judgements and should also learn how to better utilize the skill sets of the personnel working for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wind Technician II in Clovis, NM
    Former Employee - Wind Technician II in Clovis, NM

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good. They prefer to promote from within.

    Cons

    Punitive management. Not supportive. 4 out of 10 employees left this location over a period of 6 weeks all due to a new boss. 2 quit (most senior staff) due to individual after 10 years. One current employee scared to death to say anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone reports a problem to Juno, put on the form if they have addressed the issue with the employee (date needed). If immediate boss handles an issue one way and others don't like it and report to Juno, tell others that the issue was handled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    50/50

    • 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. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For a large utility company, NextEra is moving in the right direction at a corporate level. They seem truly interested in moving their operations in the right direction for their employees, their customers, the industry, and the environment. However these ideals don't make it down to all of their facilities...

    Cons

    ... their values and commitment are not passed on to all of their operations. The plant I work it is poorly run and appears incapable (due to extreme lack of desire) of improving. The poor culture at my location extends from before NextEra owned it, but NextEra has failed to improve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on communicating downward. Messages from Juno don't reach the people actually doing the work at your various facilities intact (or at all). Work with the individual contributors to see that the messages are reaching them and that they understand. Then work to fix it- your middle managers (sr mgrs from the site's perspective) need a lot of help to get on track.

    On the rare occasion that we see input from a corporate Sr Manager it usually seems reasonable and like a good direction to move in. However what we get from our on-site sr leaders never seems to make full sense and frequently seems to just plain be a bad decision.

    On the rankings below I'm picking middle values for Sr Mgmt & Culture. Full story is I give Juno Beach 5's on both and my site 1's on both.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Distribution Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supivisor in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Supivisor in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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

    Pros

    great location and warm weather

    Cons

    low pay, no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE

  11.  

    Undecided...need to give it a chance for at least a year

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice HQ campus with good benefits such as: fitness, wellness, cafeteria, coffee shop. Fairly large assortment of motivated and intellectual people.

    Cons

    Health insurance is very expensive - which was unexpected from such a large company. They must have decreased the company contribution to the plan.

    LONG hours are EXPECTED and are the NORM.

    Unfortunately the "government employee" mentality does persist throughout, sadly these people are not eradicated immediately but are allowed to stay in their position pushing their work off on other employees. Each take home the same paycheck, sadly, only one earns it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the under-performers. Promote from within, not just outside. Increase headcount so that workload/hours can be decreased to something more manageable for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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