Duke Energy

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  1.  

    Best Project Management effort in my experience!

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    A good utility company

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

    I worked at Duke Energy as an intern (more than a 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
  7.  

    College Co-op Engineering

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    • 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.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible, nerve wracking job for minimal pay. not even the benefits are worth the emotional stress

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    • 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 a 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible work-hours, benefits

    Cons

    Merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy resulted in the loss of several great processes from the Progress side. Morale has been low this year due to the Dan River incident. The company is struggling through a "reputation repair" plan, which would not have been necessary if senior leaders had allowed our communications department to do its work and not relied on crisis management consultants for advice, which ended up helping to ruin our reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are a solid company because we have great employees. Rely on them and trust them. If you can't trust them during crisis situations, why did you hire them the first place?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Middle Management focused on their own accomplishments and bonuses.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Team Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Production Team Supervisor in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay is great, benifits continue to decline away to about nothing. not to many positives with the new Duke. It was a much better company to work for when we were Progress Energy and before that Florida Power. There was at least family values within the ranks. Now it's 100% business.

    Cons

    This companies upper and middle management talks the talk but does not walk the walk.. It's all about whats best for them. Safey is always the talk... Don;t get me wrong, I totally beleive in safety, but you have to know how to appoce it in a better way. It's always easier to pull a rope rather than push it. This companies leadership is just to pushy. Wrong approce in so many areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is NOT always good, tradition is best. Stick to things that work and have always worked . Don't forget your employees have families and lives as well.You will always get more out of someone if you recognize their strengths and not always looking for their weaknesses to beat them down with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was good
    Job security
    Room for advancement within the company

    Cons

    Too many hours required
    Very high stress environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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