Florida Power & Light

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Florida Power & Light Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
Florida Power & Light – Miami – “Call Center”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 65 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Florida Power & Light President and CEO Armando J. Olivera

Armando J. Olivera

(41 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and very nice people to work with(in 11 reviews)

  • Benefits, training, work-life balance, career development(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • It may depend on your given role, but the work/life balance needs to be improved(in 7 reviews)

  • Churn is high, even at mid management and business unit VP levels(in 3 reviews)

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    Solid Company, but a grind

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, work/life balance, and fitness center

    ConsSlow career progression. Office politics lead to lack of career development in some people

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency as to how these "high potential" individuals are chosen

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    Was a great place to work.

    Production Lead (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsBack in early 80's was a great place to work.

    ConsCuban connection, too many of senior management friends collaborate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, especially your exempt employees who are dedicated and committed but unappreciated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company is headed in the wrong direction

    Area Manager (Current Employee) West Palm Beach, FL

    ProsVery professional, hard-working employees. A large company with advancement potential.

    ConsExempt employees are expected to consistently work lots of extra (uncompensated) hours. The routine work load is unmanageable. The expectation is that employees will consistently stay late to keep up with routine tasks. My manager routinely states, "people in this company regularly put in twelve hour work days." Despite the extra effort, raises do not keep pace with inflation (2% per year) and bonus money has been reduced. Employee turnover is increasing rapidly. It's too bad because this used to be a great place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are going to push employees this hard, increase compensation. Take a more long-term view. Unless, of course, the goal is to sell the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsBenefits, training, work-life balance, career development

    ConsManagement skills, promotion opportunities, not keeping great employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay closer attention to what employees have to say about management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Juno Beach, FL

    ProsExcellent company to work for, looking forward to get a full time position.

    ConsBeing a contractor for this company, i have no complaints so far.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good premises, Political and too many layers

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Juno Beach, FL

    ProsGreat location, structured teams, Great Work life balance and perks

    ConsMost of the new software developer start as contractors, 11 months of contract followed by project bound contract for 2 years with no raise or no bonuses before turning to full time employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your Software Engineers by being more transparent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, but too many meetings

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and very nice people to work with.

    ConsEveryone is in meetings all day long. They have meetings ABOUT meetings. Seems very unproductive and quite frankly, like the old boy network. Outdated dress code...in many ways they are still acting like they are a utility company from the 80's vs an energy company in the year 2014.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up...corporate America has changed and you need to change with it.

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    They no longer care about the employee....its all about the share holders and profit

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthey provide you with a good salary and benefits

    Conswork you to the ground and willing to get rid of you for the bottom line.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    FPL going downhill fast!

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Juno Beach, FL

    ProsThey have pension, 401k matching, annual bonuses and great medical and dental benefits.

    ConsThe CEO Jim Robo is running the company into the ground on the employee side. He is stripping as many benefits as he can in order to save the company money as well as laying off a large part of the workforce while expecting employees to work harder and longer. Meanwhile his salary and bonus and other benefits are in the millions. A once great company where many employees were lifers is now turning into a place where good employees want to flee as soon as other positions at other companies in the area become available. As the economy gets better and more external job opportunities arise there will be a brain drain and an mass exodus of experienced employees. That will harm the company's ability to operate efficiently and end up costing the company more money in the long run. Jim Robo's short sightedness and greed has made this a miserable place to work.

    Also, the CIO, Lakshman, is a useless puppet that does nothing helpful to the IM department. The employees and management see right through him. "Meets is the new exceeds" is his motto for annual reviews which ultimately makes the employees put forth no effort at all to get a increased bonus as it is far too difficult to achieve. He should be replaced ASAP!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSaving money by eliminating under used facilities, replacing all printers with Ricoh printers are great ways to save money without effecting employee moral, but eliminating home internet reimbursement and offering low percentage raises and the like is detrimental to company moral and will cost the company more money in the long run. Treat your employees better, like the way FPL has historically treated its employees - like valuable members of the company and not a necessary evil to make the executives wealthier.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nuclear Systems Operator

    Nuclear Systems Operator (Former Employee) Florida City, FL

    ProsGreat pay and fantastic benefits. The job is as described.

    ConsShiftwork is the worse part of this job. Must work all three shifts on a rotating schedule. This becomes very tiring very quickly. Also hard to maintain a social life on such a schedule A lot of downtime, though some may like and even prefer this. Also, it is very unionized, so it comes with strong union mentality. Again, some may like this, though I prefer ununionized work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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