Duke Energy Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
138 Reviews

3.3
138 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • There is a good work/life balance, but only if your manager upholds this value (in 6 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)

  • You can get put in some high stress situations and work long hours on depending on what is going on at that time (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great long term

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Long term planning and goals with the opportunities for advancement. I thoroughly enjoy the location and people. Everyday poses new challenges.

    Cons

    Paid time off is ok. More time off is definitely always a good thing that keeps morale at a high.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I have 28 years of experience in line construction and supervision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Supervisor
    Current Employee - Line Supervisor

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Have had the opportunity to work and learn all aspects of line construction and also supervise crews in a safe work environment with a good job that allows me to support my family.

    Cons

    Management changes occur frequently which makes it hard to get a settled work environment. Things constantly change in full circle. Just don't understand change just to end up right back where you started from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it ain't broke, don't try fixing it. If things work great, leave them alone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    The overall work environment is good - great people to work with, mostly challenging work, good retirement benefits- 401(k) match

    Cons

    Career opportunities in HR can be limited. Flat organizations, limited room for advancement. Work-life balance can be difficult at times

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    From Retiree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Pay is very good and a strong commitment to safety

    Cons

    Company is now very large and not employee friendly
    Have to be flexible to travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce or freeze top executive salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    No5 hang negative to say about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for the management thanks

  8.  

    The top echelon of this Company are the worst humans on the Planet

    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people work here at the worker level, ie: Power plant, Customer Service, Line Crews,

    Cons

    The top echelon of this Company are the worst humans on the Planet, they steal from there customers over 3 billion dollars in Florida for a power plant that they did not build, and soon it will be billions in North Carolina for the Dan River clean up. Charlatans that's what they are they use there employees who volunteer in the community to try to make the company look good, while behind closed doors they pay large sums of money to politicians for favorable rulings to bilk there customers. They take benefits away from there workers and then give themselves millions of dollars in bonuses and pay themselves 30 even 40 million dollars a year in salaries. Middle and Upper management in this company are Horrible possibly Criminal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a Moral Compass

  9.  

    Generally, a decent place to work if you are an Engineer or in that field. Hard to promote from within.

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

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, work/lift balance is good. If you are one of the chosen, you have plenty of locations to work.

    Cons

    Hard to promote up unless you are an engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    layers

    Current Employee - Heldeks
    Current Employee - Heldeks

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

    Pros

    Duke has a great business model and longevity in the market. You know of high degree of certainty that they willnot go out of business.

    Cons

    The business model does not work well for the IT consultant (contractor) after six and a half years still no permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more permanent employees

  11.  

    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 for 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

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