Florida Power & Light

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Florida Power & Light Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
78 Reviews
3.5
78 Reviews
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Florida Power & Light President and CEO Armando J. Olivera
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Pros
  • Good benefits, secure job Close to South Florida (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits, work/life balance, and fitness center (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work-life balance, not many training opportunities, too much work for no compensation (in 13 reviews)

  • my business unit scored extremely low (in 4 reviews)

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    Work experience at Florida Power and Light

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very Professional atmosphere and active management involvement. Safety is of utmost importance and is always the top priority.

    Cons

    Although senior management tries to implement effective communication, It somehow does not filter thru with the same effectiveness thru all layers of company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Marketing Communications

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time

    Pros

    Good professional colleagues who are a pleasure to work with. Almost made the grueling hours worth it. Misery loves company.

    Cons

    Replacing older workers through layoffs and attrition with much younger workers. Everyone in Marketing & Communications is overworked. Most work more than 50 hours per week with no overtime pay because they are all paid straight salary as they are misclassified as exempt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk. Make sure each department is creating an environment where work/life balance is possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    great Life Balance, Flexibility, very technical enviroment ( IT)

    Cons

    Only 3% average increases yearly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing some layoffs at the moment, but mostly for older people to retire...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    FPL summer internship review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Protection and Controls Engineer/Engineer II (Intern) in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Protection and Controls Engineer/Engineer II (Intern) in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A wonderful way to get your foot in the door. There are many many areas of the company that you intern in. All you need is a 3.0 gpa to be considered. The pay is good also, if your a freshmen-junior in college, they start you off at $18-$19 an hour. If your a senior, your wage is $20/hour, and if your a grad student, your pay is $24/hour.

    Cons

    None, that I can think of, besides the fact that they wont pay you over time, but its not really an issue, some weeks you work more than 80 hours, and some you work a little less, so it evens out at the end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    ACCOUNTING

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits - nice facility

    Cons

    very bad management - not enough training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to take care of thier employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Systems Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time (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
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Best Internship Opportunity for a Power System Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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

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