Progress Energy

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Progress Energy Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
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3.3 45 reviews

43% Approve of the CEO

Progress Energy President & CEO James E. Rogers

James E. Rogers

(7 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Admin Assistant

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

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

    ConsWent 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 Senior ManagementDon't take employees for granted!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Motivate through intimidation

    Contractor (Former Employee) Saint Petersburg, FL

    ProsNice 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.

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sweatshop

    Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsThe type of work was great!

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Steady work, but no career development

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsStable job, people always need power

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Analyst

    IT Analyst (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen...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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Welcome to the Machine

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work experience and benefits

    ConsLimited opportunities and hard to advance

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't talk out of both sides of you mouth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Progress Energy Working Environnment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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    Mildly Disatisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSteady work. Somewhat recession proof.

    ConsMiddle 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 Senior ManagementEliminate 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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