Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
144 Reviews
3.3
144 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.  

    A solid company to work for, just not very exciting or innovative

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a large corporation, the company offers stability once employed. Personally, I worked there as a contractor. The company offers fair pay and opportunities for advancement are present because change happens frequently. Work/Life balance is valued.

    Cons

    Change happens frequently but it takes a very long time to implement in such a large organization. Change management is also an issue. Although the employees I encountered were friendly, it's a very conservative work environment. If you're looking to work around open-minded, dynamic, creative thinkers, this may not be for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Duke energy really take cares professional suggestion.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CASE  in  Oxford, OH
    Former Employee - CASE in Oxford, OH

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Big name, Big company, Give students a lot opportunity to contact with C-level people

    Cons

    Energy Company which means primarily focus on energy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Friendly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Worked with excellent Engineers who were dedicated to my learning experience.

    Cons

    I sometimes worked over 12hr days. Not horrible though considering the overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Putting people above profit unless you are a contractor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work from home, safety oriented. Steady work.

    Cons

    If you are hired as a contractor you will always be a contractor. They have no loyalty to contractors that have been there for any real length of time, i.e. 2+ years. I haven't seen a pay raise in 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give loyal contractors more incentive to stay. Bring us on as employees. Pay raises would be nice too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    Duke Energy has the big company mentality, where they care more about a dollar than people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for training and advancement, Many different work locations and work experience

    Cons

    Duke Energy has the big company mentality, where they care more about a dollar than people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to Care about people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

  10.  

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

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    • 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
  11.  

    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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