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  1.  

    Was a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Production Lead in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Cuban connection, too many of senior management friends collaborate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, especially your exempt employees who are dedicated and committed but unappreciated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is headed in the wrong direction

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Area Manager in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Exempt 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid Company, but a grind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work/life balance, and fitness center

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency as to how these "high potential" individuals are chosen

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IT Business Analyst

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    Current Contractor - IT Business Systems Analyst in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Contractor - IT Business Systems Analyst in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good premises, Political and too many layers

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Most 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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust your Software Engineers by being more transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, but too many meetings

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Florida Power & Light as a contractor

    Pros

    Good benefits and very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Everyone 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 ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up...corporate America has changed and you need to change with it.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light

    Pros

    they provide you with a good salary and benefits

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    FPL going downhill fast!

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Saving 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nuclear Systems Operator

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Systems Operator in Florida City, FL
    Former Employee - Nuclear Systems Operator in Florida City, FL

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Shiftwork 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top heavy organization but they are making strides. Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent HR programs (Health & Wellness) and excellent retirement.

    Cons

    Very political and bureaucratic organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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