Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
159 Reviews
3.3
159 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Engineer 30+ years

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Secure work. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Duke not mind you working for free (i.e. 40+ hours). Hi stress. Process out the yang. Very slow on required and necessary change... unless in crisis mode, which is often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Operations Support Assistant

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

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Great pay and free food

    Cons

    Doesnt have many permanant opportunities for contractors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Project Management effort in my experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Design Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Project Management was on top of the action. Changes and issues were well controlled and they had very knowledgeable users supporting the efforts.

    Cons

    Pay was on the low side, that is for contractors. They apparently knew how to control the rate setting and the vendor I was working through didn't seem to have any much to say about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep their Project Management Team happy, they were great to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Average pay, slow environment, miserable co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you have a pulse you get a check

    Cons

    Very in-bred. A lot of politics and poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate about half the jobs, all the contractors, and most of the managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Strong company

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Personal growth, close to home, everyone will always want their product... strong company.

    Cons

    work-life balance, pay is low for the expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to start your career.

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a company that you can enhance your professional development and reach a work-life balance. Also, it's a solid and profitable business with a great reputation among its peers, communities and market.

    Cons

    There are so many layers of management and internal processes approvals, that, usually, a simple decision requires lots of time encouraging a lack of productivity.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Middle Management focused on their own accomplishments and bonuses.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Team Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Production Team Supervisor in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay is great, benifits continue to decline away to about nothing. not to many positives with the new Duke. It was a much better company to work for when we were Progress Energy and before that Florida Power. There was at least family values within the ranks. Now it's 100% business.

    Cons

    This companies upper and middle management talks the talk but does not walk the walk.. It's all about whats best for them. Safey is always the talk... Don;t get me wrong, I totally beleive in safety, but you have to know how to appoce it in a better way. It's always easier to pull a rope rather than push it. This companies leadership is just to pushy. Wrong approce in so many areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is NOT always good, tradition is best. Stick to things that work and have always worked . Don't forget your employees have families and lives as well.You will always get more out of someone if you recognize their strengths and not always looking for their weaknesses to beat them down with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible work-hours, benefits

    Cons

    Merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy resulted in the loss of several great processes from the Progress side. Morale has been low this year due to the Dan River incident. The company is struggling through a "reputation repair" plan, which would not have been necessary if senior leaders had allowed our communications department to do its work and not relied on crisis management consultants for advice, which ended up helping to ruin our reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are a solid company because we have great employees. Rely on them and trust them. If you can't trust them during crisis situations, why did you hire them the first place?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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