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Just an ok company.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

I worked at Duke Energy full-time

Pros

Top leadership does a great job communicating to employees. Very important given the company size.

Great benefits, salaries, pension plan.

Large, diverse Fortune 500 company.

EXTREME company-wide emphasis on safety. Seriously!!! Don't get caught jaywalking outside during lunch because if they know you work for Duke, they will call you out if they catch you.

Cons

Despite the obvious success of the company, some departments still use outdated practices, technology, etc.

Culture clashes. Tenured employees, many whom have been around 30 or 40 years set the standard for how things get done. Lot of them are stuck doing things the "old"way and are resistant to new ideas or outsiders. Despite the size of the company, it feels like its stuck in a time bubble. Not the cutting edge company one would envision. Good ole boy network in full effect in most departments. Blind leading the blind since the merger. Highly ineffective leadership in some departments. Great place to work for someone who wants to coast and get a paycheck.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer mandatory retirement packages to some of those 30 & 40 year people who are weighing certain departments down.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, stability, time for personal growth

    Cons

    pay, limited growth opportunities for outsiders, discrimination in some quarters of the IT organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    especially in few areas of IT- management is too old who think of themselves as experienced being at Duke so long..but they have to understand that, its not 'experienced' but known as 'Aged' .Aged cheese is good but not the aged inefficient and incompetent management . Also learn from other biggies in the area like banks as to how to realize the potential of multicultural people...and let them grow and bring a different perspective to the organization.

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    unfair place to work, racist and favoritism oriented

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    if you have the ability to butter your way up, this is a perfect place for you.

    Cons

    hmm let me see.... all my comments below obviously does not apply to all the people in management. also, it only applied to the IT part of the company. I have heard the other sectors of the company are very good. there are few, very few, actually very very few people in the IT part of duke energy that the below points do not apply to.

    1.Racist
    2.Unfair
    3.Favoritism oriented
    4.Just painful office politics.
    5.Communist
    6.pathetic
    7.stupid management
    8.stupid management selecting stupid successors for them
    9.unequal work distribution
    10.incorrect performance appraisal, since performance appraisal depends on how much do you kiss your manager's you know what. it really does not matter how good the quality of your abilities are. your education does not matter. your experience does not matter. your knowledge does not matter. if you dont know how to play the butt kissing game, you will bleed here.

    actually people of color dont even bother to work in the IT sector headed by AR Mullinax.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing to share, dont think it will make any difference. i just want the rest of the charlotte community to know never to even think about coming to work as an IT professional in Duke Energy.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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