Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
180 Reviews
3.4
180 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Duke Energy, a fine place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    IT Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great company to learn different areas of business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    Dysfunction

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

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Pros

    You could work 40 years doing nothing and still get paid.

    Cons

    Management is completely incompetent. If they were not guaranteed to make a profit they would already be out of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next round of headcount reductions, start by getting rid of the person you see in the mirror.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Will not advance in this company

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

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Pros

    I really didn't like working for this company which is why I left

    Cons

    More managers than workers. Management out of Charlotte treated employees badly, made them feel worthless, made derogatory comments, accusations, sarcastic comments. If you weren't a Duke employee and were a former Progress Energy employee then they basically treated you like crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    10 managers and one worker doesn't work, treat the people who actually do the work for you with some respect and show appreciation when they complete projects ahead of schedule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Meeting "delivery" requirements overshadows doing the right thing.

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

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging fulfilling work. Was able to expand my breadth of knowledge and experience. Benefits were decent but not best in class.

    Cons

    In interviews I tell people that I left the company due to the impending merger -- a good politically correct answer. I really left due to my AWFUL manager who was put in his position for one reason and one reason only -- his race, a card he played to get ahead.

    This individual, because he was uneducated and incompetent, micromanaged, bullied and otherwise made our lives MISERABLE. He piled on work to those of us who would do it, because he had absolutely no control over the slackers who wouldn't. I was insulted that he had the opportunity to review me as an employee and had any say in my future with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bigger the machine, the more scrutiny. Hire and promote the best people for the job. Nepotism, favoritism, racial preference is RAMPANT at the site level and should stop. Half of our department left because of the manager, by either leaving the company or going to other departments. Did you even take note? You had good people leave simply to placate the NAACP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My internship was irrelevant to my career goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  11.  

    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

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