Duke Energy Reviews

Updated April 11, 2015
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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. System Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Duke Energy is a great company, with great benefits, pay and opportunities to advance and develop in your career for the company as a whole. Great job security.

    Cons

    -Brunswick Nuclear Plant has a management culture separate from the remainder of the company.
    -Brunswick Nuclear Plant management actively blocks employees from moving other parts of the business.
    -Engineering turnover is one of the highest in the nuclear industry.
    -Management conveys contradictory messages concerning maintaining the plant, equipment reliability, a strong nuclear safety culture; actions are different than words.
    -Engineering is consistently ignored by the decision makers in senior management, and blamed for equipment failures. Engineering management does little to defend engineers and the technical conscience engineering provides.

    Advice to Management

    Additional home office oversight is required at Brunswick Nuclear plant as the same Duke Energy culture and values are not maintained - the employment experience at Brunswick Nuclear Plant is in stark contrast to the reviews provided on Glassdoor for other parts of the company.

  2. The organization leadership is poor at best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere with minimal accountability and expectations

    Cons

    Leadership throughout the organization is not the best. Individuals are placed in roles without experience or knowledge. Most managers have never been trained to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Place individuals in roles for which they are qualified to perform. Instill a performance based compensation structure and remove all of the incompetent leaders from their existing roles. With an average employee age of 55, the organization has yet to begin succession planning. Run the business like a business, not a monopoly for which the cost of running the business is consistently overlooked and passed on to the ratepayers.

  3. Large organization, patience and diplomacy required

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    If you're interested in energy, this is a great place to work. Opportunities to learn constantly.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, slow-moving. If you're someone who likes a fast-paced environment, this could be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change.

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  5. Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Was off every Friday and still working 40 hours

    Cons

    Remote location, cafeteria was subpar

    Advice to Management

    Change FFD rules regarding contractors

  6. Helpful (1)

    Slow paced, relaxed and friendly atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Associate I in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - IT Associate I in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, never felt overwhelmed with work, lots of opportunities to move around. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Slow pace can be a drag at times, fair amount of office politics, decisions can sometimes take a while to be made.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend figuring out how to move things along faster without all the politics involved.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Customer Service Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meals and hotels doing storm overtime, benefits, paid training, incentive

    Cons

    Rude customers, Be prepared to work unscheduled overtime all the time. 12+ hour days back to back.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more advancement opportunities. A lot of highly educated seasoned reps on the floor that never get growth opportunities.

  8. Account Executive

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, obtainable objectives, fair benefits package

    Cons

    good jobs reside in the South, Midwest jobs limited. Slow cumbersome decision making, Utility entiltement

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer!

  9. Nuclear Operations is both challenging and rewarding!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Control Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Nuclear Control Operator in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and Wages, Job Security, Comradery, Shift Rotation provides time off during the weekdays, and Sense of Purpose and Satisfaction

    Cons

    Shift Rotation requires changing sleep schedules. Sometimes the scheduled time off does not match well with business hours, school hours, and normal 9-5 lifestyles.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend providing operators with more exposure to other parts of the business, be it projects, rotational positions, or pipelines to other departments.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Configuration Management

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

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big Company with visibility in community. Great opportunities and projects in different cities.

    Cons

    Salary is a bit challenging. Need to allow contractor more advance notice when contract has been extended or ended.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Interesting place of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Assistant Account Manager
    Current Employee - Security Assistant Account Manager

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have enjoyed learning new things in this company and the opportunities that were given to me. The people for the most part are all friendly and willing to help. Always something going on here.

    Cons

    Not much placement opportunities. Very hard for contractors to become employees. They are not big on giving raises either.

    Advice to Management

    Give contractors more opportunities. There are people who deserve positions more than employees do

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