Duke Energy Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, a lot of people work from home on Fridays (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great senior management (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance, pay is low for the expectations (in 4 reviews)

  • very difficult to convert an internship into a full-time position (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Career development - they allow you to rotate relatively easily around the company to allow you to get a pretty good experience.

    Cons

    One con is the difficulty of which it is to fire those who severely under-perform. Also, Human Resources seems to be involved too much and too time consuming with all of their various processes especially new employee on-boarding.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be direct with employees as much as possible, and transparent with all decision making that impacts their team.


  2. Secure yet evolving

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting place to work. Industry is quickly changing. Fair compensation and opportunities for advancement. Values employees. Excellent job security. Safety of employees and communities are very high priorities.

    Cons

    Slow moving sometimes. Heavily regulated. "Old school" mentality is still in effect in some departments. Has a stigma associated with it as a "fossil fuel burning" company.


  3. Helpful (3)

    I've been very fortunate to be challenged and work with people who I respect

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    Current Employee - IT Manager II in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - IT Manager II in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are supportive and the projects are challenging and exciting. The company has a good culture and likes to do things the right way.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than other options in town. The company has grown so big that it's tougher to get work done.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job but as the market gets tighter so will be the ability to hold onto younger talent.


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  5. Used to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with nice people
    Legacy Duke employees were leaders in their field. Legacy Progress, not so much

    Cons

    Painful merger
    Constantly changing criteria for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Stop making the same decisions that put Progress Energy in the position of having to be purchased. I am amazed at the number of former Progress managers who continue to be promoted even though they were unquestionably the poorer performing company pre-merger.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Legal Intern

    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Duke Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and work environment.

    Cons

    Large company which can make you seem like just another cog in the wheel (like any large company)


  7. A rudderless ship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Numerous Leadership Positions in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Numerous Leadership Positions in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are extraordinary (legacy Duke; not the former Progress employees who have brought in very negative elements). Great teaming, great focus on the customer at most customer facing parts of the organization but noticeably absent at critical levels.

    Cons

    Risk aversion nature killing innovation and suppressing the skills that are desperately needed. Duke is turning into a place that welcomes mediocrity as long as it doesn't disrupt "the ship." Really talented people in their fields would never / should never consider Duke.


  8. Helpful (2)

    My experience has been hampered by the constant hurdles of bureaucracy in every aspect of my work.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Duke Energy has a good work life balance and is fairly stable. Many of the people working there are very friendly and are great to work with.

    Cons

    Duke Energy's compensation is not that great and would be considered lacking by most. To make matters worse, you will be working alongside contractors who often will make more than you because they are paid hourly rather than salary. Duke Energy also suffers from being over run with bureaucracy. Everything you do at Duke Energy will involve having navigate some convoluted process. You will spend more time dealing with bureaucracy than actually completing your work.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on the meetings! They are way to many meetings. Management also needs to streamline its business processes to make them easier and quicker to navigate so workers can be more productive.


  9. Helpful (2)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible with time in/out. occasionally you could work from home to take care of sick children.

    Cons

    not the company that it used to be. Does not matter if you put forth extra effort or time on a project or continual basis. If they decided the group was not a core component of the company, you would be gone. Lateral moves not much opportunity for growth.


  10. Customer Service Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There a variety of schedules to choose from.

    Cons

    Seems like advancement is based on favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say the change you want but be the change and stop micromanaging.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Nuclear Security Officer - McGuire Nuclear Station

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Huntersville, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay...could be better based on the horrible work schedule alone! Not to mention the wear and tear the excessive equipment puts on your weapons belt but on your body. Oh and they are in the process of issuing each officer their own assault rifle to carry on top of a pistol, handcuffs, gas mask, pepper spray, flashlight, & 3 pistol mags.

    Cons

    Horrible Horrible Horrible upper management in the Security Department. You will not advance if your not a part of the "good ole boy" system..and can completely forget about if if your a WOMAN! Since the merger with Progress Energy things have gotten worse, which we didn't believe was possible. They have gone to a incentive based pay increase system, which again gives the "good ole boys" a way to push everyone out whose not a part of their BS and refuses to be!

    Advice to Management

    GUT the entire upper management and back office and restaff or you have yet to see the worse of your problems!



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