Progress Energy

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  1.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progress Energy is a great place to work! The management teams are well trained management, the company offers a nice balance of work and life, and the compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Utility regulation. Duke Energy merger until complete is a bit unsettling for associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the Duke/Progress merger outcome outstanding from a culture perspective.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Use to be great place to work

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

    I worked at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    Share some of the downside of working at this place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative, talented, driven group of folks

    Cons

    Disappointing to see the company disappear like so many others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When approaching a merger, make sure you take the best offer, not just the offer you think may be best for the management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people to work with, trained well.

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

    I worked at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Great overall learning experience for entry level engineer. However, I was lucky to have a great mentor who took time to work with me.

    Cons

    I really do not have any thing bad to comment on. Other than at time employees at the plants think that central design is a separate company.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good work/life balance, and reasonable commute times in Raleigh.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is pretty flexible on work schedule days with some opportunity to work from home. The commute in/out of downtown Raleigh during rush hours is not a complete crush like some other cities.

    Cons

    Not much growth going on in the utility industry so the same applies to the general employee population, not much growth. Company continuously prepares for less electric demand and is very frugal with employee training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a bit more time and money developing employee assets.

  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Progress Energy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and good paying, specialy, the location is Florida, very good place for living and low cost. The housing market is cheap.

    Cons

    It's too hot for ourdoor working or work at substation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was better without Duke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Transparency of Senior Management's actions, integrity, great people to work with and to work for

    Cons

    Communication has come a long way in the last 11 years but cross departmental was restricted, I.T. seems to drive everything in the company instead of the other way around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have steered clear of the Duke merger because that is one unethical, backstabbing group of executive managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    One of the better utilities I have worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Ethical, caring, management sacrifices for employees, management support for project development and employee ideas, intentional efforts to increase diversity in upper management.

    Cons

    Difficult to obtain a promotion without changing positions. This allows employees with skills, experience and talent to be lost to other parts of the company where they are not as effective just so they can get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Analyze the promotion strategy within the technical lines of promotion to prevent arbitrarily holding employees at a lower level because a quota is filled at a higher level.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great experience and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resource Analyst (Contractor) in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Resource Analyst (Contractor) in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    There was no distinction between contractor and permanent employees. They treated us all the same.

    Cons

    Over work of full time permanent employees because of poor resource allocation / management.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good company cares about it's employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Land Agent in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Land Agent in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Caring
    Good benefits
    Mgmt is willing to help w/time off
    Great co workers and fun
    Strong emphasis on diversity, safety, etc.

    Cons

    Tough to get to next level
    Limited resources for advancement
    Lots of travel and driving
    Tough to get answers from other workgroups some times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide targetted training for career goals. Allow oustide networking and training. Continue with benefits like flex time, overtime compensation, and open communication.

    Recommends

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