Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
180 Reviews
3.4
180 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance, but only if your manager upholds this value (in 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times (in 4 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Duke Energy

    Pros

    The opportunity to work from home.

    Cons

    Being on call every three weeks, crazy schedule changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good experience

    Former Employee - Technical in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Technical in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay, casual dress

    Cons

    Slow to get things done once decision is made

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average pay, slow environment, miserable co-workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you have a pulse you get a check

    Cons

    Very in-bred. A lot of politics and poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate about half the jobs, all the contractors, and most of the managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Middle Management focused on their own accomplishments and bonuses.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  7.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • 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
  8.  

    Duke energy really take cares professional suggestion.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CASE in Oxford, OH
    Former Employee - CASE in Oxford, OH

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Big name, Big company, Give students a lot opportunity to contact with C-level people

    Cons

    Energy Company which means primarily focus on energy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Friendly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    • 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

    Worked with excellent Engineers who were dedicated to my learning experience.

    Cons

    I sometimes worked over 12hr days. Not horrible though considering the overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rebranding Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Rebranding Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay rate, fun people, well established company, company is growing, constant pursuit of safety and betterment of company and staff.

    Cons

    My only con was that this job didn't last longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Putting people above profit unless you are a contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, safety oriented. Steady work.

    Cons

    If you are hired as a contractor you will always be a contractor. They have no loyalty to contractors that have been there for any real length of time, i.e. 2+ years. I haven't seen a pay raise in 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give loyal contractors more incentive to stay. Bring us on as employees. Pay raises would be nice too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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