Duke Energy

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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
168 Reviews
3.4
168 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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  1.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Room to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Regulated utility tend to have reorgs when stock dips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake them up ebver so often really good management team now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay and slightly above average benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician I in Salisbury, NC
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician I in Salisbury, NC

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

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Safety is the first priority in all aspects of work. Team mates typically willing to help when they can.

    Cons

    Personal growth is limited. To go far in your career it is helpful to have a sponsor even though it is not supposed to be so. They are trying to run as lean as possible, my work group went from 23 to 18 in a year and a half and no new employees were brought in for same and increasing work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more employees all around from talking with coworkers in other departments too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Positive summer internship

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

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

    Pros

    Internship provided the right mix of training and room for experimentation that allowed me to take a lot away by the end of the summer. All the team members were great to work with and always took time out their day to help me when I needed it.

    Cons

    Not many negatives here outside the typical large corporation complaints. It can take a while to see movement on a project given the bureaucracy found in companies this large. Compensation wasn't bad for an intern, but wasn't great either.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked at Duke Energy as a summer Intern in the Emerging technology group.

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great people. Duke Energy commitment to sustainable and cleaner energy generation is plausible and this is visible from the new projects the company is involved in. The benefits is good compare to other power utilities. There is definitely potential for career growth in the company particularly in the Distribution group.

    Cons

    The intern programs needs improvement. The company focus more on the Co-op program, hence they miss out on great talent that comes for internship. The work given to interns can be sometime not meaningful since the mindset is that interns are only here for three months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management is doing a great job. I would advice the management to setup programs that focus more on attracting young talents since most workforce are nearing retirement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor company, unless you work important positions in North Carolina

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, stable job. Generally good benefits.

    Cons

    Incompetent management pervasive throughout company, very slow movement up or down ladder; A LOT of bureaucracy to deal with every day. Company generally extremely inflexible. Expect people less competent to be promoted. Similar to government work in that almost 20% of the workforce has "checked out" and will avoid any work. The best educator for what it's like for most (not all!) Duke Employees? Read Dilbert.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to be considered honest, act honestly. Same thing goes for integrity. Don't take a huge bonus the next time you say that all budgets are too tight, and your employees may believe you a bit more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy

    Pros

    good service sometimes but not so much

    Cons

    mistreat customers keep increasing bills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire new management

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nuclear is backwards and not at all up to date on tech as the interview makes you think

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable if you can avoid the political pitfalls, good people when they are not playing politics

    Cons

    some people have been at the company so long that they are stuck in thier ways and they have no respect for new talent they want a zombie that follows orders and is willing to work in the stone age of .net.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that new approaches are not the devil and your support staff need to update their skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was like a family. Incredible place to work, everyone is so friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    If you don't work in the DEC building, at least it's nice to look at from the window of whichever more shabby Duke building you're in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work.

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Stable work environment with plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Highly recommend, very supportive of Employees

    • 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

    Company is focused on growth and continuous improvement. IT and CIO offer an outstanding service model. Lots of opportunities, good pay, and above average benefits

    Cons

    Some instances of a "boys club" in the company leadership still exist. Company mergers and acquisitions have made consolidation and eliminations necessary so some employment risk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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