Duke Energy

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Stable work but poor management and lower than average salary.

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

Pros

I have worked for Duke Energy for 35 years, so I am paid a good salary..at least for this area. The benefits are average. Since I have been here so long, I get 6 weeks vacation. That's a great benefit...if I actually get to use it.

Cons

Compared to other utilities, Duke is well known to be one of the lowest paying utility companies, especially in Nuclear. Compared to other companies, Duke's health care costs are high. Management, at least Nuclear, is not supportive or even respect employees. They often say one thing and do another. They have personally lied to me several times. They point fingers and blame employees but when asked for details they cannot provide facts to support blaming individuals. Expectations for themselves is lower than what they expect of individual workers. Duke expects you to wear a beeper 24/7 and be available for call out and come to work within 75 minutes but there is no compensation for this. They do not respect work/life balance. More and more they expect doing more work with fewer people. They expect workers to just absorb work when people leave.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should respect and support individual contributors. Management needs to walk the talk.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Duke Energy

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been a job for 10+ years.

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

    Pros

    Some managers very supportive of training
    Salary not bad
    Focus on safety

    Cons

    Raises difficult even if you are a top performer.
    Huge company now, plodding, not as agile as once was

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward front-line performers, not just the executives and management

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

    Strong US Domestic Utility. weak on management of its international portfolio

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Large US utility with lots of job opportunities in the US

    Cons

    A Utility with significant activity, but not strong on entrepreneurial side. Lacks diversity of thinking at the senior management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, Duke has approached diversity by finding as many women as possible to put in to management. Not all of them come with sufficient experience or training in their areas of responsibility. Disservice to the individual, subordinates and shareholders. Should of looked for experienced people with diverse backgrounds. Duke is a stodgey utility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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