Florida Power & Light

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Florida Power & Light Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
73 Reviews
3.3
73 Reviews
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Florida Power & Light President and CEO Armando J. Olivera
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46 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Refueling outage utility worker for Extended Power Uprate and several other outages.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Power & Light

    Pros

    Great Pay, Co-workers, Accessibility, There is always someone willing to help with anything. All questions and concerns are treated with utmost importance. Pay varies and usually increases due to contractual union obligations.

    Cons

    communications about outage availabilities was lacking.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Systems Engineer

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

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

    Pros

    Fortune 150 company, stable, good management structure

    Cons

    Very political. You need to know people to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to find out what your non-union employees want and help to make their jobs more rewarding. The employment cycle is a circle...If the employee is happy she will be more productive...if she is more productive she will make the company stronger...if she makes the company stronger the company makes more money..if the company makes more money they *should* reward the employee more...if they reward the employee more the employee will be happier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunities available, but the mindset and culture is fundamentally flawed.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Juno Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    -Decent salaries, but depends where you live. In a populated area, the salary won't go far.
    -Great opportunities are everywhere to learn many different facets of the industry
    -Great people work here, many intelligent, humble, team players are found throughout.
    -Decent benefits, 401K, pension, vacation days, etc.

    Cons

    -Culture rewards workaholics. If you want to move up prepare to give up your personal life.
    -Upper management's expectations are flawed and misguided.
    -Fear is the typical motivator found throughout. History has proven that those that question decisions or offer comments not in sync with the message from above are quickly removed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Welcome an environment of disagreement, even if someone is wrong with their ideas or opinions, having an honest conversation with your direct reports may open new avenues of thought.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Professional, hard working employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Power & Light

    Pros

    Very intelligent, dedicated employees. A great facility on Juno Beach, with large cafeteria, cafe and gym. Employees are able to review managers, so managers must work to earn their positions. Great care is taken of employees, once they're in.

    Cons

    Processess can take a very long time since company is very concerned with public image, which is understandable, but projects labored over can disappear into the ether.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify procedures where possible.

  6.  

    Best Internship Opportunity for a Power System Engineer

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    Former Employee - Intern Electrical Engineer  in  West Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Intern Electrical Engineer in West Jupiter, FL

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, great management staff. South Florida locations

    Cons

    Not competitive salaries for entry level engineers at least. After my internship the other 2 companies who extended me offer letters were 20 and 60% higher pay than fpl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better the entry level pay if you do not want all the mediocre people graduating from college to end up in your payroll.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    P&C Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - P&C Engineer  in  Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - P&C Engineer in Jupiter, FL

    I worked at Florida Power & Light as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Committed to excellence, customer satisfaction, and doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Some facilities are old and in need of remodeling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Juno Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Location, opportunity, benefits package, safety culture

    Cons

    Large companies have lots of red tape and move slowly when making decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get so bogged down in short-term profits and forget about long-term growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, plenty of opportunities

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    Former Employee - Marketing & Communications  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing & Communications in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company really strives to hire only the best people, so you are working with a team of talented people who pull their own weight and will help you succeed as well. There was really a great 'family' feeling within the department, and management constantly strove to improve employee engagement -- formal surveys of employees, biannual opportunities to sit with supervisor and discuss how he/she could help you do you job better.

    Organization as a whole has a drive for excellence, so if you are the type of person who enjoys daily challenges (as I did) then you will feel fulfilled here. Communications department works hard to make sure employees are informed and up-to-date which helps the sense of investment you feel in the company. With the size of the company you also have many opportunities to advance your career without ever needing to switch employers.

    *I left my job because of personal reasons and was satisfied with my time at the company

    Cons

    It may depend on your given role, but the work/life balance needs to be improved. Average workday usually included working through lunch and staying 30 minutes to an hour late. Part of this was my team's expectations, part was my own drive to success so I take partial responsibility.

    As such a large organization, oftentimes the approval process was cumbersome and decision making painfully slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue open communications; continue employee engagement initiatives and promoting a culture of openness between supervisors/employees; strengthen the work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experiences but will not be your "Forever" company

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    Former Employee - Engineer II  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Juno Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Very stable company with good benefits

    Cons

    Corp Culture: Horrible work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fairly good company

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    Current Employee - Engineer I  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    benefits, work environment, friendly coworkers, payment is not bad, stable, work life balance is fairly OK depends on different business unit

    Cons

    culture if you are not a Spanish speaker, opportunities, different business unit may have different management, some of them are not so good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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