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    Admin Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay was ok like getting bonus. Safety is a big goal! Always had work to do

    Cons

    Went downhill after merger with Duke Energy! Duke doesn't really care about Progress Energy employees! New
    CEO was suppose to visit our dept and never showed up!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take employees for granted!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Motivate through intimidation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Contractor in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice views out the windows. Good location in downtown St. Pete. Met some positive, likeminded and talented people. Security guard was an angel. Seemed like morale was good on any floor except the 14th. It would make some top notch reality TV.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Bullies are rewarded with promotions. No conscious when it comes to hiring or managing contractors. They are more than willing to let a person relocate (actually highly encouraged) with their entire family and then fire them on a whim. Contractors are treated like rag dolls. Every manager finds a favorite contractor to leverage for political purposes as well as having a personal scape goat. The managment style is humiliating. The "solutions" that are chosen have more to do with executive relationships and less to do with making practical, logical decisions to better the business. Work/Life balance did not exist. If you weren't running the clock (even hourly contractors) you were viewed in a negative light. This was ridiculous because there wasn't work to be done. Management was too busy promoting stagnation rather than productivity. I have never witnessed such a negative and unhealthy abundance of ego at a job in my entire career. Teamwork was discouraged. I was told more than once not to interact with other workstreams. If you had any talent to contribute, you were better off keeping it to yourself or risk losing your job because a full-time employee suddenly became threatened by what you could contribute. A very, very dissapointing experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some serious issues that need to be addressed especially within NGDR. Managers need to understand how to manage contractors and what their purpose is to the business. There seems to be alot of ignorance on how to best leverage contractors. Good talent isn't looking to ride the company out until retirement, they are looking to perform a function and move onto the next project. Most people choose contracting for a reason and one of those reasons is to be removed from corporate politics. Contractors are neutral and should be allowed to remain that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy

    Pros

    The type of work was great!

    Cons

    The department acted like they own you 24/7. Managers hid things (hours worked) from upper management. Difficult to have a benchmark when not all the hours worked by employees were entered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of good people that work there but there are issues at the managerial level (between employees and directors).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Steady work, but no career development

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Stable job, people always need power

    Cons

    Little to no focus on employee development. The focus is on getting your specific job done with no regard to the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company desperately needs a leadership development program that seeks to find employees who show promise and develop them into future leaders within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    IT Analyst

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Analyst

    I worked at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Decent pay, relatively flexible schedule, good benefits, average sized bonus, some competent coworkers while others were completely dead weight, company invests in training employees

    Cons

    Very politically charged work environment. Hard to get a promotion or pay increase; internal job openings are not always posted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen...I mean, *really* listen to what individual contributors have to say. Form your own opinion on your employees instead of relying on what others tell you they are capable of.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Welcome to the Machine

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Good work experience and benefits

    Cons

    Limited opportunities and hard to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't talk out of both sides of you mouth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Progress Energy Working Environnment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progress Energy

    Pros

    the field employees are outstanding; very talented people who work hard to make the company successful. The flex time arrangement is nice.

    Cons

    Very little respect for the Florida organization by the corporate headquarters. They want it to appear as if the business is run by people local to your area... "we're customers too"...but in fact local employees have very little say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create real collaboration with the two companies. Get out in the field more. Really listen to the issues and frustrations.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Mildly Disatisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Steady work. Somewhat recession proof.

    Cons

    Middle management is of questionable competency. Decisions sometimes are made on limited information even though details are available. This contributes to inefficient spending of low level capex budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate 50% of the middle management positions and don't refill them. Having more people in these roles just makes more work. These are the office roles in Raleigh and St Pete not management at the generation assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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