Duke Energy

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Meeting "delivery" requirements overshadows doing the right thing.

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    • 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
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  5.  

    My internship was irrelevant to my career goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Intern - 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
  6.  

    Intern Experience

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Operations Support Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Great pay and free food

    Cons

    Doesnt have many permanant opportunities for contractors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Best Project Management effort in my experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Design Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Contractor - Senior Design Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (more than a 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

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