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.  

    A solid company to work for, just not very exciting or innovative

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

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a large corporation, the company offers stability once employed. Personally, I worked there as a contractor. The company offers fair pay and opportunities for advancement are present because change happens frequently. Work/Life balance is valued.

    Cons

    Change happens frequently but it takes a very long time to implement in such a large organization. Change management is also an issue. Although the employees I encountered were friendly, it's a very conservative work environment. If you're looking to work around open-minded, dynamic, creative thinkers, this may not be for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Duke Energy has the big company mentality, where they care more about a dollar than people

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for training and advancement, Many different work locations and work experience

    Cons

    Duke Energy has the big company mentality, where they care more about a dollar than people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to Care about people

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

    Great long term

    • 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

    Long term planning and goals with the opportunities for advancement. I thoroughly enjoy the location and people. Everyday poses new challenges.

    Cons

    Paid time off is ok. More time off is definitely always a good thing that keeps morale at a high.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    The overall work environment is good - great people to work with, mostly challenging work, good retirement benefits- 401(k) match

    Cons

    Career opportunities in HR can be limited. Flat organizations, limited room for advancement. Work-life balance can be difficult at times

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits, time off policies and community involvement

    Cons

    Growth, Pay, old school mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace older management with younger management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    From Retiree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Pay is very good and a strong commitment to safety

    Cons

    Company is now very large and not employee friendly
    Have to be flexible to travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce or freeze top executive salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    No5 hang negative to say about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for the management thanks

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The top echelon of this Company are the worst humans on the Planet

    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician

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

    Pros

    Good people work here at the worker level, ie: Power plant, Customer Service, Line Crews,

    Cons

    The top echelon of this Company are the worst humans on the Planet, they steal from there customers over 3 billion dollars in Florida for a power plant that they did not build, and soon it will be billions in North Carolina for the Dan River clean up. Charlatans that's what they are they use there employees who volunteer in the community to try to make the company look good, while behind closed doors they pay large sums of money to politicians for favorable rulings to bilk there customers. They take benefits away from there workers and then give themselves millions of dollars in bonuses and pay themselves 30 even 40 million dollars a year in salaries. Middle and Upper management in this company are Horrible possibly Criminal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a Moral Compass

  10.  

    Generally, a decent place to work if you are an Engineer or in that field. Hard to promote from within.

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

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, work/lift balance is good. If you are one of the chosen, you have plenty of locations to work.

    Cons

    Hard to promote up unless you are an engineer.

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

    layers

    Current Employee - Heldeks
    Current Employee - Heldeks

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

    Pros

    Duke has a great business model and longevity in the market. You know of high degree of certainty that they willnot go out of business.

    Cons

    The business model does not work well for the IT consultant (contractor) after six and a half years still no permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more permanent employees

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