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I have been working at Lakeland Electric full-time (More than 10 years)Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEODoesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Work can be diverse and and interesting. Electricity is an essential service and it is great to be working on something useful.
Place is paralyzed by politics and inept management. City management is even worse and does not value its employees. City Commission is too trusting of incompetent management and unable to see through constant stream of propaganda. Management team is not focused on sound business principles and the best interest of the rate payers. Would not advise new employees to seek a long term career here; it is too far gone.
Advice to Management
Manage the politics with more integrity, learn the utilty business, get back to fundamentals, focus on growing the utility, and recognize the few talented people that are left. There are too many of you with strong opinions about things that you don't know or understand; therefore, be more open minded and listen to those who do.
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To help residents deal with this hot and humid southern region of land and lakes, Department of Electric Utilities of the City of Lakeland, Florida (Lakeland Electric) transmits and distributes power to more than 120,000 homes and businesses. The municipal utility also has interests two main power plants, the 941 MW McIntosh Power Plant and the 176 MW Larsen Power Plant. In case of emergencies Lakeland Electric also operates a group of energy-efficient generating units capable of providing up to 50 MWs of additional electricity to expand capacity during peak use periods or...