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Very satisfying

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc.

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The healthcare benefits and bonuses are very good.

Cons

Career path opportunities are very few

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  1. great employment opportunity with a progressive company

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Port Saint Lucie, FL

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    compensation, progressive industry, mutual respect from employees and managers

    Cons

    tight raises of 2% fall short in most cases- performance appraisals are too involved for the results they produce

    Advice to Management

    maintain the financial stability of the company while continuing in expansion into renewable energy


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    Stable company to work for; however, many of the employees are overworked and stressed.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    1) Stable company from a financial and job security perspective.
    2) Layoffs are rare.
    3) Salaries and benefits are average.
    4) Corporate HQ in Juno Beach is a nice facility to work in (good cafeteria, gym, on-site doctor, etc.).
    5) Nice to contribute and work for a company that is heavily invested in green energy (wind and solar).
    6) Many training opportunities and the work is challenging.
    7) Most employees are well-intentioned and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    1) Layoffs are rare but that is because the company is severely understaffed and the result is a work force that is tired, overworked, and stressed out.
    2) There are constant "emergencies" that require immediate attention. Many projects have unreasonable deadlines. One month is far too often considered a long-term deadline.
    3) Many departments could easily use a 25% increase in head-count and everyone would still have a very heavy workload.
    4) Working a solid 8 hours/day is considered "light" and is even frowned upon (don't expect a good raise or bonus). 10 hours/day is not only average but expected. 12 hours/day is not uncommon.
    5) A 3% base-pay raise is considered good. I was once told to be happy with 3% because it was "50% higher than the average raise of 2%". I agree that 3% is good when many are unemployed and have a salary of zero. However, after working countless overtime hours and meeting all of my goals over a number of years, I had expected significantly more than 2%-3% raises every year.
    6) There is a deep "good-old-boys" network. If an internal position is posted, it's almost guaranteed that management has already hand-picked the person for the position long before it was even posted. Good luck when applying for internal advancement opportunities. Many employees have been in the same position at the same level for a long time.
    7) Many managers are fighting to be "king of their domain" to become the next VP of their department. The result is over-burdening their staff with nonsense projects and difficult deadlines in an effort to appear to be a better performer (to be the next "leader") when compared to other managers.
    8) NextEra is the only game in town in the Juno Beach/Palm Beach Gardens area. They are by far the largest employer in this small suburban area. If you decide to leave, you will need to either relocate entirely or deal with a commute to Ft. Lauderdale (50 miles) or Miami (100 miles). It is not like working in Houston (or most other areas) where if you are dissatisfied you can find another job down the street. Many of the employees feel "stuck" since they don't want to commute to Ft. Lauderdale/Miami and haven't found another opportunity yet that offers a relocation package.

    Advice to Management

    Great job on the numbers... keeping the company financially viable and successful on wall-street. Great job keeping the power plants efficient and your customer bills low. Great job minimizing layoffs. Now, think about helping your employees by hiring a few extra bodies in the departments that desperately need them. If this issue is not addressed you will probably see an exodus of your well-trained and well-experienced talent when the economy improves and employees begin to seek and find opportunities outside of NextEra/FPL again.


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