Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
169 Reviews
3.5
169 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.  

    Best Project Management effort in my experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Excellent place for a career with plenty of opportunity to grow and advance.

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity, work-family mix, variety of career choices

    Cons

    Service territory can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Educational

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Learn something to be a better call center agent

    Cons

    Do not know of any yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  8.  

    A good utility company

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

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

    Pros

    Offers a wide variety of positions for lateral and vertical movement. Safety is top priority. Family-based values. Copious networking opportunities.

    Cons

    It is a challenge to find reports and drawings. The company has made an effort to digitize all reports and drawings, but there are documents that have fallen through the cracks. If the document has no digital copy then it can be difficult to find the physical copy as there are many places that it could be located (corporate hq, power plant drawing room or document room, power plant local disk drive, storage cabinets, engineer's desk drawer).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    College Co-op Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely helpful and willing to help you learn. The mentors that you are assigned with for the most part are willing to help you learn and be useful at what you are doing.

    Cons

    Didn't get an offer after co-op. The company at the time is not concerned with hiring college students, they more hire for the position that is needed at that time.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    It was a great experience.

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

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Pros

    The opportunity to work from home.

    Cons

    Being on call every three weeks, crazy schedule changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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