Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
168 Reviews
3.5
168 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.  

    My internship was irrelevant to my career goals

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Duke Energy, a fine place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depth of resources and expertise
    Competitive benefits and compensation
    Safety Conscious Culture
    Online Computer Based Training is nice for compliance

    Cons

    Central IT administration prevents anything getting done at the plant level. Very cumbersome.
    Procedures are very broad and heavy with paperwork. Trying to cover different process (coal plant vs gas plant) with same procedures which doesn't work. Should be specific to type of operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company to learn different areas of business.

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    • 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
  6.  

    IT Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern
    Former Employee - IT Intern

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Great intern job. Pay was good and management knew what they were doing. Work was interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Can get violations for walking down the stairs without holding the handrail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company to work with

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benifits. Flex work schedule. Coworkers are very helpful. Too much work for full time employee.

    Cons

    Slow professional growth. Trainings are related with only work procedure not many technical trainings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Great pay. Great location

    Cons

    a lot of data entry--but that is what I expected as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • 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

    Good pay. They value education.

    Cons

    The working pace is slower than others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Full time commitment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Job security due to monopoly

    Cons

    Significant overtime without paying
    Constant on call

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