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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
144 Reviews
3.3
144 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 6 reviews)


Cons
  • 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)

  • You can get put in some high stress situations and work long hours on depending on what is going on at that time (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 for less than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor company, unless you work important positions in North Carolina

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    • 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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    good service sometimes but not so much

    Cons

    mistreat customers keep increasing bills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire new management

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nuclear is backwards and not at all up to date on tech as the interview makes you think

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable if you can avoid the political pitfalls, good people when they are not playing politics

    Cons

    some people have been at the company so long that they are stuck in thier ways and they have no respect for new talent they want a zombie that follows orders and is willing to work in the stone age of .net.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that new approaches are not the devil and your support staff need to update their skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    It was like a family. Incredible place to work, everyone is so friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    If you don't work in the DEC building, at least it's nice to look at from the window of whichever more shabby Duke building you're in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work.

    • 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

    Pros

    Stable work environment with plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Highly recommend, very supportive of Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company is focused on growth and continuous improvement. IT and CIO offer an outstanding service model. Lots of opportunities, good pay, and above average benefits

    Cons

    Some instances of a "boys club" in the company leadership still exist. Company mergers and acquisitions have made consolidation and eliminations necessary so some employment risk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great co-op experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The program was well rounded. I was given more responsibility than expected and felt I grew considerably in my time there.

    Cons

    As previously mentioned, there are many levels of management and it can slow down functionality at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Plant Operator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Operator  in  Ironton, OH
    Former Employee - Plant Operator in Ironton, OH

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Not much more to bragg on

    Cons

    Understaffed, Long hours, no respect for emplyees,hire on the buddy good ole boy system, plant shut downs go 20-30days 12 - 13 hour days with no days off. Insurance sucks, revolving door for Managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little mercy on your employees. follow your own company policies.

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

    Information Technology Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT PM  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - IT PM in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    A very good technology advanced company with a large work backlog.

    Cons

    With all the mergers the business' don't have any idea what to do next. Some of the new managers from the mergers are not competent especially nontechnical ones in technical positions. Salaries were good to great, now with all the problems not so good increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics. Stop letting managers burn the assists and not taking care of the long term. Like the ash. Short term profits will run you out of business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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