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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
144 Reviews
3.2
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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Intern  in  Lyford, TX
    Former Employee - Project Intern in Lyford, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company with many different opportunities.

    Cons

    Did not stay with company long enough to encounter any negatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Duke has it's positives and negatives

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Duke has a family-like culture. It's a more laid back, non-stressful environment. Good work-life balance, a lot of people work from home on Fridays. They are trying to get more progressive but sometimes it seems like they are stuck in a good ol boys culture.

    Cons

    I enjoy working here but there is a stagnant, non-innovating air to the corporate office. They don't convert contractors very often and they rely too much on contractors.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Duke is a great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wind Management
    Current Employee - Wind Management

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    pay is great. they really focus on education and do all they can to get you the education needed.
    great benefits. always changing. keeps you on your toes and helps you grow.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism to the senior people. There are hypocritical decisions made often. They say they are focusing on one thing and then make a decision that is the complete opposite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more consulting through the chains should happen before decisions are made. i see a lot of decisions made by people that don't understand the business they are leading that directly affect how the job gets done. some decisions are so far off that they cannot be followed in the field while getting the job done. This creates a whole fleet of technicians doing things against the rules to get their job done. They know the rules were created by people who have never done the job themselves so they get used to going around the rules. this creates a unsafe/unproductive behavior at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Poor management at local power plant level.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Power Plant Employee  in  Owensville, IN
    Current Employee - Power Plant Employee in Owensville, IN

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

    Pros

    Salary and job security.

    Cons

    Poor management at the local level. And that would be the management above the front line supervision. It is very clear that the upper management at the plant I work at has little concern for the employees or the equipment and their sole focus is their own advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To upper corporate management: Send representatives to Gibson Station! Local management is running it into the ground. The equipment is falling apart, engineering is useless, and local upper management treats the front line supervision like dirt. The upper station management lets equipment fail even when told about problems, the excuse is always "the budget will not allow it". We know that they are being deceptive to corporate about the condition of the plant. The local upper management only is concerned about their promotability and in their eyes that means coming in under budget. The local upper management is failing the company and it's employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nuclear Engineering Intern  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Nuclear Engineering Intern in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Some good technical experience. Great name to have on resume. A few coworkers were amazing to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough work given to interns. Often times sat around surfing the internet aimlessly for hours (after continuously asking for more work). A lot of the work given was database entry/organization. Lack of opportunity. No mentor-ship or professional development. Supervisor maybe talked to me 5 times the entire summer. Full time engineering jobs seem to be "cookie cutter" jobs across the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change culture in nuclear to bring the next generation of young employees in. Encourage professional development and reward hard working employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    lead engineer

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    job security and good pay / benefits

    Cons

    promotional opportunities are not much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Declining Fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security  in  Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security in Huntersville, NC

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, that's really all the pros i can list at this time

    Cons

    Horrible management, people come last, after merger with Progress constant negative change such as removing benefits, schedule changes, moral is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start managing your people better the quality employees are leaving and will continue to those who place quality of quantity (respect over money) will not tolerate the environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most passive aggressive environment

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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 as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    the pay was very good

    Cons

    no training, original supervisor replaced by a contractor who had no people/resource management skills. shabby office conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront with expectations and goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Duke was a good place to work several years ago but with all the mergers and management changes its not the same..

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    Former Employee - Operator  in  Terrell, NC
    Former Employee - Operator in Terrell, NC

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

    Pros

    Very high pay for the work done. You get a lot of days off with a rotating schedule. Top pay is almost $35 an hour for fossil operators.

    Cons

    There is no support from management. Hard work gets you no where with the company. Benefits have been cut over the last few years and now they are pushing high deductible insurance on everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to worry less about mergers and more about your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The forgotten state

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    - Great if you move to Charlotte
    - If your job is regional (digging ditches/climbing poles) then you are safe in OHIO.

    Cons

    - Ghost town because of consolidating, relocating and/or forcing retirement after becoming the largest Electric Utility in the nation.

    - Promising the North Carolina Commisions so many bodies will remain in Raleigh (old headquarters for Progress Energy) caused upper management to put importance on Raleigh and Charlotte employees and less importance on Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

    - Morale at an All Time LOW with many employees assuming that a buy out is pending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit fearing the idea of telecommuting from other states by promoting the false sense that "the only way to breed creativity is if everyone on your team is in the same room working together". If you want to retain top talent then let them collaborate using telecommunications and they will get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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