Duke Energy Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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  1. Cool place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Applications Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior IT Applications Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Great bonus. Stability.

    Cons

    low salaries, and small merit increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Solid company antiquated managment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Manager
    Former Contractor - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Company is guaranteed a 10% return

    Cons

    Management is poor at best. Unwilling to change and a significant number of unqualified managers in roles with little or no experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When are you going to begin to efficiently operate the company? Communication as well as strategy is non-existent. It is of no surprise that your company continues to show up in the media for failure to comply with statutory requirements or gross mismanagement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. PM on transmission and substation projects.

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Duke is a great place to work. Positive environment and opportunities are available.

    Cons

    It can be bureaucratic which is typical for utilities. Not a bad thing, just different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the envoronment open with information on changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Wait 5 years

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    The entire industry is on the brink of changing. Everything will be different, which is extremely exciting if you like solving problems. This company is well slated to tackle the US regulated utility market. No matter what you want to work on, Duke probably has it. Company is ready for HUGE growth in the next few years, which means huge opportunity.

    Cons

    Old people run the show, so if you like using a 1970's thinking model, this is your place (this is not sarcasm). If you like progressive thinking and innovation, wait 5-10 years. Over half the company can retire in 5 years. The older generation is backing up the pipeline for personal promotion and advancement, which hurts the company.
    They don't understand global environments. The new CEO cut ties to international organizations. She has no vision for what growth looks like in the 21st century--too small of a thinker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a package to the old people and get them out of the way. Hire younger people into senior management on merit, not on politics. Thin out middle management--paying for them to stay employed and clog up productivity makes customer bills higher.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Duke Energy Contractor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Love the people I work with

    Cons

    In my office, not enough growth opp.

  7. A great company to work for!

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, pay, vacation allowance

    Cons

    Some work-life balance issues, depending on position in the company. However, flexibility in schedules helps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees and address staffing issues more proactively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Like working for the government.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Good pay. Relatively good benefits.

    Cons

    Company is extremely inefficient and continuously getting more inefficient through government type processes. Focus has changed from people to process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think like a utility rate payer.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Largest Utility

    • 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

    Great employees at all of the generating faciliites across the fleet.

    Cons

    As the company has become the largest utility, the people are not valued as much due to the magnitude and large distance between the regions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. The Merger ruined a perfectly good 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

    The family of people working there

    Cons

    Disconnect from senior management to lower levels, the merger from Progress Energy to Duke

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    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

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