Duke Energy Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. Duke Energy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate General Counsel
    Former Employee - Associate General Counsel
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Duke Energy promotes progressive employment policies including diversity and strong benefits. Its leaders are honest, hardworking and worthy of loyalty.

    Cons

    Duke Energy is primarily a utility, so earnings growth is slow (though usually steady). Accordingly, stock appreciation will not match technology or many medical or drug companies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to move toward renewable energy alternatives and away from coal fired plants.


  2. A birdseye view

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are good. The executives appear to be focused and committed. Focus on customer satisfaction is commendable. Continuing education is supported to enhance job performance. Work activities are challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    Middle management are self serving and insecure. This causes direct reports to feel insecure, overly competitive, and often vicious. Minority males (i.e., black and Hispanic) are not visible in management positions and no efforts are made to recruit or retain them. In some divisions, many are unhappy but resign to not complain for fear of retaliation. Executives appear to be aloof and/or unable to handle dissention and HR is non supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Executives need to attend to middle level management. They remain unchecked. Embrace change because a cultural shift is sorely needed. Eliminate the mantra "The way we do things around here." Replace the old guard. Hire people who are passionate about their work and can make significant contributions to the organization.


  3. Good compony

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good compony to work for

    Cons

    None at this time in my career.


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  5. Duke Energy

    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

    Very knowledgeable attorneys and legal staff. All were professional and more than willing to advise and assist.

    Cons

    Some repetitious work and not many opportunities to work with other business units.


  6. Excellent Company Overall

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist II in Hamlet, NC
    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist II in Hamlet, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent People Excellent Pay Excellent Work environment Excellent Benefits Excellent Company

    Cons

    I don't have any Cons. I love the company, people and place I work. Very Blessed


  7. A great place to have a career!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated to employees, lots of career opportunities

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons to list


  8. duke energy nuclear security officer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Southport, NC
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Southport, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    easy job good hours good pay and benefits

    Cons

    very regulated by the NRC and you qualify constantly to keep your job.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees to make the attrition rate lower.


  9. customer service rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    outstanding training program, friendly co-workers, regular bonus opportunities

    Cons

    management does not care for employees, expectations are not realistic, movement to other departments is difficult, schedules are terrible

    Advice to Management

    care about what happens to your employees and how they are treated, treating staff better will yield better results


  10. Duke-Energy

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    DE is a great company and has a nice culture with the employees.

    Cons

    Needs to continue to hire younger talents to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value the employee and good culture.


  11. Overall, good company but not fair across the board

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    Current Employee - Document Control Sprcialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Document Control Sprcialist in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. There aren't many pros other than the benefits. Many of the company's employees have been there on average for about 25 years.

    Cons

    Being a minority and getting fair/ equal treatment and pay-paid significantly less..

    Advice to Management

    Stop being unfair by hiring based on race and hiring based on "who" you know...



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