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excellent

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Business Financial Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Senior Business Financial Analyst in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Progress Energy

Pros

stable and flexible work schedule

Cons

not exciting, sometimes boring, but not stressful

Recommends

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    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    stability, good benefits, alternate work schedules

    Cons

    need to come into the 21st century and offer telecommuting as they would any other offering. right now is very limited if at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the transparency going

    Recommends
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    Is all about who you know...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Job security
    Getting taking over by Duke

    Cons

    Where do I begin

    1) They grandfather people into technical roles...if you come from the outside they require for you to be highly educated and have years of experience...not until you begin working you realize everyone else in here were not require to have a degree for similar role as yours...and they lack the experience or expertise

    2) The good ole boys is alive and well in this company. Forget about moving up on your career here...unless you know someone who is willing to pull strings good luck

    3) There is no diversity here barely any African Americans, Asians or Hispanics working here.

    4) People get put on technical roles without having no education....all due cause they know someone in upper management...I have seen first hand folks who have the education and experience be shot down due to not being well connected and they cant move into roles that fit their education and background.

    5) The company does not pay for performance..You can be walking on water and you will still get your standard 1-3% raise a year.If you spend most of your time playing their games you may get 5%

    6) Most folks in upper management have no clue about technology...

    7) The more skills you have or the willingness to go above and beyond the more responsibilities they will throw at you

    8) There is no accountability for mistakes meter techs make or anyone else for that matter....even when the mistakes cost the company millions...the same attitude is found thru out the company...is all who you know.

    9) The managers are cheap and get ticked off if you try to signed up for training...anything that has to do with payin little extra money you are discourage from.No clear direction from Management how to improve your role thru training or additional courses outside of work. Feels like you are working at Burger Joint or as garbage picker...

    10) I hate to say this but due to the lack of diversity most things are one sided...

    11) Yearly raises are a joke and almost non-existent

    12) you are under paid and good luck trying to get a decent salary when they offer you the job.

    13) Almost non existent information sharing about the job and roles and lack of communication with issues goes all the way to the top.

    14) Am not sure how this place can be one of the most admire utilities to work for..

    15) IF YOU EVER get a job offer here MAKE sure you have in writing your responsibilities....you will find yourself
    doing other responsibilities not in your job description!! I know this is the same for other industries but they take it a step above.

    16) If you happen to be vital to the operations...and you are looking to move to a new role...THEY CAN AND WILL BLOCK you from moving...PERMANENTLY...EVEN IF YOU DECIDE to leave the company they rather loose an employee than allow him or her to move to a role more fitting to their career....what sort of logic is that?

    I been here over two years and am ready looking to leave and not look back. There are some good people but the way management acts shadows that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope when Duke takes over they clean house and bring competent people in. You have people with no background in engineering, managing and making engineering decisions....

    Doesn't Recommend
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