Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews in Charlotte, NC

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
170 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance, but only if your manager upholds this value (in 8 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedules, very manageable workload, Good Benefits (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times (in 4 reviews)

  • The inability of local management to offer or guarantee a co-op student a full-time job upon graduation can be frustrating (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    A Great Company for Those Who are Ambitious

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Great benefits, bonus and an emphasis on work-life balance. Executive management makes a great effort to demonstrate compassion for its employees. I've found it to be a good company in which to network and get noticed if you have strong value-added benefits to the organization to leverage.

    Cons

    There is still fall-out from the recent merger. Getting on the same page with team members on office culture can at times be a challenge when folks from Legacy Progress and Legacy Duke are put together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue committed efforts for transparency within the organization. Continue to promote a culture of operational excellence and employee engagement. You're on the right track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to learn different areas of business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Logistics Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Regional Logistics Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Their employee benefits package.
    Support of development of employee.
    Always stay in 5 star hotels as company policy when travelling.
    Fortune 500
    World recognized and helped me learn about various areas of business in the energy industry.

    Cons

    Pay rate is not competitive at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the company policy and culture cemented and implemented in the other countries Duke Energy operates.

    Hire professionals. Use the example of HR in Duke Energy Peru and Brazil to implement in Central America.

    Invest in Latin America. Do not let the past errors of management take control of the future of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My internship was irrelevant to my career goals

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

    I worked at Duke Energy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a wonderful work environment. All the employees seemed happy, and there was an extremely high retention rate. Some teams allow flexible work hours and the option to work from home.

    Cons

    I was placed in a team that was irrelevant to my career goals. In addition to that problem, I was placed on a team with a steep learning curve that required months of training to become a useful member. As an Intern, I was not there long enough to be useful, and my teammates were reluctant to train me because they knew I would be gone before I could contribute useful work to the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be more beneficial to place Interns on teams with lower learning curves, or teams that are able to create meaningful work tasks for the Intern.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible, nerve wracking job for minimal pay. not even the benefits are worth the emotional stress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    At the time I worked here, the benefits were the best part about this job, but looking back now that I have a decent job that doesnt leave me in tears every night I will gladly pay for my own insurrance

    Cons

    everything.. it counted against your "attendance" to use your EARNED paid sick time.. constant harassment and verbal abuse from customers, minimal notice of mandatory overtime, sometimes 14-16 hour work days.. learning you have to stay 2-4 extra hours about 5 minutes before you were scheduled to get off because of bad weather/storms, ridiculous rules like not being able to talk on your cell phone while walking even in the parking lot, unfair schedule bids and vacation bids that allowed seniority to choose first.. actually having to bid to see if you could get Christmas and like holidays off that should be standard.. i could go on, but finally, putting up with all this nonsense while making a pitiful $12 per hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much to list.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average pay, slow environment, miserable co-workers

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

    I worked at Duke Energy (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you have a pulse you get a check

    Cons

    Very in-bred. A lot of politics and poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate about half the jobs, all the contractors, and most of the managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a bad place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was good
    Job security
    Room for advancement within the company

    Cons

    Too many hours required
    Very high stress environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay rate, fun people, well established company, company is growing, constant pursuit of safety and betterment of company and staff.

    Cons

    My only con was that this job didn't last longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, time off policies and community involvement

    Cons

    Growth, Pay, old school mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace older management with younger management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Struggling to find its way - merges then allows the less advanced safety & corp culture lead.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Provides decent workplaces.
    Plenty of work to do.
    Awards by performance

    Cons

    Trying to adhere to the govt mandated diversity requirements essentially overnight. WMales in some groups have no chance of moving up. This has been directly communicated by some dept GM's
    Business Process systems have pushed a lot of work to first line management while admin support is essentially gone. Making bad long term decisions to meet severe budget limitations (cut out work and people) to meet short term objectives that will cost a lot to correct after the people making the bad decisions are gone.
    Past CEO,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the constant rotation of management and severe O&M reduction doesn't cull out the internal control of key safety functions and practices. Span of control expansion was forced too far at the last merger. Burn out and poor work quality is going to shortly be the next lesson learned. Too many "non-doers" being advanced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Room to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Regulated utility tend to have reorgs when stock dips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake them up ebver so often really good management team now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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