Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
151 Reviews
3.3
151 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Schedules, very manageable workload, Good Benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • There is a good work/life balance, but only if your manager upholds this value (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times (in 3 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    No5 hang negative to say about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for the management thanks

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The top echelon of this Company are the worst humans on the Planet

    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician

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

    Pros

    Good people work here at the worker level, ie: Power plant, Customer Service, Line Crews,

    Cons

    The top echelon of this Company are the worst humans on the Planet, they steal from there customers over 3 billion dollars in Florida for a power plant that they did not build, and soon it will be billions in North Carolina for the Dan River clean up. Charlatans that's what they are they use there employees who volunteer in the community to try to make the company look good, while behind closed doors they pay large sums of money to politicians for favorable rulings to bilk there customers. They take benefits away from there workers and then give themselves millions of dollars in bonuses and pay themselves 30 even 40 million dollars a year in salaries. Middle and Upper management in this company are Horrible possibly Criminal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a Moral Compass

  3.  

    Wonderful place to work with good advancement opportunities.

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

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people and great management.

    Cons

    Most jobs are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    layers

    Current Employee - Heldeks
    Current Employee - Heldeks

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

    Pros

    Duke has a great business model and longevity in the market. You know of high degree of certainty that they willnot go out of business.

    Cons

    The business model does not work well for the IT consultant (contractor) after six and a half years still no permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more permanent employees

  6.  

    Struggling to find its way - merges then allows the less advanced safety & corp culture lead.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Provides decent workplaces.
    Plenty of work to do.
    Awards by performance

    Cons

    Trying to adhere to the govt mandated diversity requirements essentially overnight. WMales in some groups have no chance of moving up. This has been directly communicated by some dept GM's
    Business Process systems have pushed a lot of work to first line management while admin support is essentially gone. Making bad long term decisions to meet severe budget limitations (cut out work and people) to meet short term objectives that will cost a lot to correct after the people making the bad decisions are gone.
    Past CEO,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the constant rotation of management and severe O&M reduction doesn't cull out the internal control of key safety functions and practices. Span of control expansion was forced too far at the last merger. Burn out and poor work quality is going to shortly be the next lesson learned. Too many "non-doers" being advanced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Room to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Regulated utility tend to have reorgs when stock dips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake them up ebver so often really good management team now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay and slightly above average benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician I in Salisbury, NC
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician I in Salisbury, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Safety is the first priority in all aspects of work. Team mates typically willing to help when they can.

    Cons

    Personal growth is limited. To go far in your career it is helpful to have a sponsor even though it is not supposed to be so. They are trying to run as lean as possible, my work group went from 23 to 18 in a year and a half and no new employees were brought in for same and increasing work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more employees all around from talking with coworkers in other departments too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Positive summer internship

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

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

    Pros

    Internship provided the right mix of training and room for experimentation that allowed me to take a lot away by the end of the summer. All the team members were great to work with and always took time out their day to help me when I needed it.

    Cons

    Not many negatives here outside the typical large corporation complaints. It can take a while to see movement on a project given the bureaucracy found in companies this large. Compensation wasn't bad for an intern, but wasn't great either.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I worked at Duke Energy as a summer Intern in the Emerging technology group.

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great people. Duke Energy commitment to sustainable and cleaner energy generation is plausible and this is visible from the new projects the company is involved in. The benefits is good compare to other power utilities. There is definitely potential for career growth in the company particularly in the Distribution group.

    Cons

    The intern programs needs improvement. The company focus more on the Co-op program, hence they miss out on great talent that comes for internship. The work given to interns can be sometime not meaningful since the mindset is that interns are only here for three months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management is doing a great job. I would advice the management to setup programs that focus more on attracting young talents since most workforce are nearing retirement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor company, unless you work important positions in North Carolina

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, stable job. Generally good benefits.

    Cons

    Incompetent management pervasive throughout company, very slow movement up or down ladder; A LOT of bureaucracy to deal with every day. Company generally extremely inflexible. Expect people less competent to be promoted. Similar to government work in that almost 20% of the workforce has "checked out" and will avoid any work. The best educator for what it's like for most (not all!) Duke Employees? Read Dilbert.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to be considered honest, act honestly. Same thing goes for integrity. Don't take a huge bonus the next time you say that all budgets are too tight, and your employees may believe you a bit more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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