Duke Energy
3.7 of 5 100 reviews
www.duke-energy.com Charlotte, NC 5000+ Employees

Duke Energy Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Lynn J. Good

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81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible Schedules, very manageable workload, Good Benefits"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Huge company, very stable work environment, not a lot of change"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "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
  • "A few - The Duke Energy Center (old building in Charlotte) is a total dump - 30"
    in 3 reviews
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Lots of learning opportunities

Buyer (Former Employee)

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

ProsHuge company, very stable work environment, not a lot of change

ConsSo large, at times it felt like a government job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Real Estate Project Specialist (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Duke Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits and the company as a whole is a good company to work for.

ConsSlow career growth, but so is the utility industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dynamic company striving in excellence!

Secretary/Nuclear Design/Training and Development (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

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

ProsTraining and Development offers seminars/workshops to upgrade your career. Company is very Community-oriented.

ConsSometimes there is unexpected overtime such as: Ice/snow storms, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall management is very professional (in Training and Development). However, Meter Reading management was not.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Human Resources Business Partner (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Duke Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe people that work at corporate office are great, Offered a great learning experience.

ConsThey aren't hiring entry level employees currently for human resources.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company with great benefits

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

ProsGood benefits, great senior management

ConsNot a lot of time off

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up on staffing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company

Relay Technician (Former Employee)
Greensboro, NC

I worked at Duke Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat hours and good pay.

ConsOutside work year round, but I happen to like it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just an ok company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Duke Energy full-time

ProsTop leadership does a great job communicating to employees. Very important given the company size.

Great benefits, salaries, pension plan.

Large, diverse Fortune 500 company.

EXTREME company-wide emphasis on safety. Seriously!!! Don't get caught jaywalking outside during lunch because if they know you work for Duke, they will call you out if they catch you.

ConsDespite the obvious success of the company, some departments still use outdated practices, technology, etc.

Culture clashes. Tenured employees, many whom have been around 30 or 40 years set the standard for how things get done. Lot of them are stuck doing things the "old"way and are resistant to new ideas or outsiders. Despite the size of the company, it feels like its stuck in a time bubble. Not the cutting edge company one would envision. Good ole boy network in full effect in most departments. Blind leading the blind since the merger. Highly ineffective leadership in some departments. Great place to work for someone who wants to coast and get a paycheck.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer mandatory retirement packages to some of those 30 & 40 year people who are weighing certain departments down.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Company

Merchandiser (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Duke Energy full-time for more than a year

ProsBenefits, stable company, stand by employees.

ConsMoving many positions to contract workers. Most all of the previous retail locations and payment centers have been closed. Now, the only way to speak to a Duke Energy employee is to phone the call center.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Bottom Line is important, but not everything.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Manager (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Duke Energy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people, marketable pay, training and professional development, pays up to $25K towards PHD.

ConsManagement often does not take the time to actually "manage" and develop staff. Positive reinforcement can go a long way.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to develop staff, provide cross training opportunities, take a direct approach to ee issues

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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unfair place to work, racist and favoritism oriented

Database Administrator (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Duke Energy full-time for more than 5 years

Prosif you have the ability to butter your way up, this is a perfect place for you.

Conshmm let me see.... all my comments below obviously does not apply to all the people in management. also, it only applied to the IT part of the company. I have heard the other sectors of the company are very good. there are few, very few, actually very very few people in the IT part of duke energy that the below points do not apply to.

1.Racist
2.Unfair
3.Favoritism oriented
4.Just painful office politics.
5.Communist
6.pathetic
7.stupid management
8.stupid management selecting stupid successors for them
9.unequal work distribution
10.incorrect performance appraisal, since performance appraisal depends on how much do you kiss your manager's you know what. it really does not matter how good the quality of your abilities are. your education does not matter. your experience does not matter. your knowledge does not matter. if you dont know how to play the butt kissing game, you will bleed here.

actually people of color dont even bother to work in the IT sector headed by AR Mullinax.

Advice to Senior Managementnothing to share, dont think it will make any difference. i just want the rest of the charlotte community to know never to even think about coming to work as an IT professional in Duke Energy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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