Duke Energy Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. The Merger ruined a perfectly good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke Energy

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

    Pros

    The family of people working there

    Cons

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

  2. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Good people and nice place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was good. Management knew what they needed, and when. My projects were always very interesting and challenging. Strong focus on safety.

    Cons

    I worked in 2 plants. The environment was pretty rough (need a hardhat if you go anywhere) , so if you're looking for a cozy office space, maybe this isn't the place for you.

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  5. Duke Energy, a fine place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Depth of resources and expertise
    Competitive benefits and compensation
    Safety Conscious Culture
    Online Computer Based Training is nice for compliance

    Cons

    Central IT administration prevents anything getting done at the plant level. Very cumbersome.
    Procedures are very broad and heavy with paperwork. Trying to cover different process (coal plant vs gas plant) with same procedures which doesn't work. Should be specific to type of operations.

  6. Great company to learn different areas of business.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Logistics Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Regional Logistics Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Their employee benefits package.
    Support of development of employee.
    Always stay in 5 star hotels as company policy when travelling.
    Fortune 500
    World recognized and helped me learn about various areas of business in the energy industry.

    Cons

    Pay rate is not competitive at all.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the company policy and culture cemented and implemented in the other countries Duke Energy operates.

    Hire professionals. Use the example of HR in Duke Energy Peru and Brazil to implement in Central America.

    Invest in Latin America. Do not let the past errors of management take control of the future of the company.

  7. IT Intern

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

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great intern job. Pay was good and management knew what they were doing. Work was interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Can get violations for walking down the stairs without holding the handrail.

  8. good company to work with

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benifits. Flex work schedule. Coworkers are very helpful. Too much work for full time employee.

    Cons

    Slow professional growth. Trainings are related with only work procedure not many technical trainings

  9. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Next round of headcount reductions, start by getting rid of the person you see in the mirror.

  10. Meeting "delivery" requirements overshadows doing the right thing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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