NextEra Energy, Inc.

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NextEra Energy, Inc. Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
139 Reviews
2.9
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NextEra Energy, Inc. President & CEO James L. Robo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • stable with good benefits including medical, stocks, pension, etc (in 11 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance, along with a comparabale benefit package (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Employees are very stressed because of the negative work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior management is about as innovative as a brown paper bag at your local grocery store (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    A Great Company To Work- That Provides Employment Stability

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great company that is forward looking in the utility business "SMART". Requires the highest level of quality from its workforce and focuses on customer satisfaction. An excellent company to join to fully understand the core business values needed to become # 1 in the utility business. Consider this - Five years of experience in this company maybe equivalent to a Master of Business Administration.

    Cons

    No company is perfect. That being said, compare to other companies I was hard pressed to write any cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your focus on benchmarking the industry in order to provide - suitable benefits, compensation, & promotion opportunities. Your are doing a great job in this area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, innovative, and you can make your own career with hard work.

    Cons

    Nothing is perfect - Juno Beach is the only game in town, bonus structure isn't always transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Couldn't be better

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Pros

    As long as you are driven and work hard, you will be presented great opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Even though the company is based in relaxing south Florida, the company is very fast paced and long hours are the expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Privileged to work with amazingly talented, dedicated people.

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, interesting and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited annual salary increase, unrealistic workload, turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve hiring methods, improve management skills and improve communication skills. Treat staff fairly!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just a number not a person.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Manager in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Manager in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Not exceptional but not meek either. Juno Beach location is great. Clinic, gym, and cafeteria is on site. Many opportunities to take different classes and certifications in house. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    You are expected to give 200% of your time. If you perform your job per your job requirements and description you will get poor reviews year after year. You are expected to exceed your job requirements at all times; yet at review time this is only "acceptable" not "exceeds". There is no chance for advancement by your qualifications and/or performance. Upper management changes your job or promotes you per others perception of you; not your job performance. This leads to incompetent persons holding middle management positions. Nextera continually stressed the importance of teamwork but I saw numerous times (incompetent middle management) blaming employees for short comings when it was the supervisor's fault all along. Decisions and deadlines are made by upper management; middle management does not explain why these deadlines cannot be made and the project moves forward only to miss said deadlines. Who is blamed? The worker bees. None of the management takes the fall for promising something that cannot be attained. This company will contue to succeed and make money but at the cost of working people to death and finding someone new to do it when they are worn out and people come to their senses and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are promotions based on perception and not job performance or employees competence. Work/life balance means nothing to Nextera even though it is emphasized. Projects need to be fully vetted as to attainability of deadlines/expectations instead of middle management not having enough intestinal fortitude to state that deliverables are not achievable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Agree with other poor reviews here

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Pros

    Top Utility in the nation perhaps world. For valueless leaders and narcissists it's the place to be. It's a performance at what ever means needed little respect for law and values. Many technologies to work and learn. Nuclear, fossil, wind, solar, hydro....etc

    Cons

    Highly political. Many incompetent managers and VP's. Highly level of nepotism up to the VP level. Little training. No real employee improvement or development. You either sink or swim in positions with no help. Worst leadership style of any fortune 200 company. Employee engagement and corporate value initiative spawned from dozens of lawsuits that are usually settled. But current CEO openly disregards Employee engagement as a PR front. Its basically dishonest to the employees. Company boasts best employee to mega watt ratio in nation and promotes the small over worked staff levels even though more costly mistakes happen due to overload and parallel processing too Many items, tasks or problems. Promotions and job awards are openly on a politicized and relationship basis and not the company policy of post-award based on merit and skill and experience. Agree with engineering managers post here. Specifically in Power Generation Department these problems all exist and are at a turning point. It's not the entire company but power generation is the identified leader with world leading performance that is being modeled for all other departments including nuclear. Let's hope that safety and employee safety are not affected next. We have to measure success at the cost to actually achieve it. The cost has been too high in this case and competition is good but not with total disregard. We can do this better but being number 1 at what ever the cost is irresponsible and unsustainable. God Help next era (FPL)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing people beyond what is reasonable. Stop promoting based on politics and use the stated policy. Stop pushing good employees out the door very distastefully when you know you need more people. Asking for more
    People when you truly need more
    People should not be such a bad thing. Stop staffing groups incompetently and then pushing them literally to death. Follow leadership and trust. Compete fairly number 1 only has value if you DO NOT tape the company and layoff and fire everyone to get there. Unsustainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the Company it once was......

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Pros

    Great people
    Awesome location
    Nice gym
    Work is sometimes challenging
    Team oriented

    Cons

    Project Momentum has really changed this company.
    Hard workers aren't promoted its all who you know and how much they like you.
    You are worked hard and there is little work life balance.
    Pay is not competitive
    Takes a long time to get things done due to how management is in the "weeds"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees who deserve it
    Start offering competitive packages
    Care a little more about employees and not just the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Employee Experience

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

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Pros

    Company is an industry leader in renewable technology; location is great

    Cons

    -Salaries are 2/3 industry averages
    -Women & Minorities underrepresented in decision making roles--despite minorities making up more than half of the utility's customer base
    -Staff who buy/sell energy in over 25 states other than Florida ("Traders") make upwards if $1M, $5M, $10M bonuses on the backs of Florida's regulated ratepayers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying, and embracing/promoting/rewarding a culture of denial

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging and political, but rewarding during bonus time.

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

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Previous leaders ensured your success. Rewarded well for hard and smart work. Engaged in community volunteerism. Good education programs for leaders.

    Cons

    Shareholder value is high; hardly any short term goals. Certain management created divides for self goals. Work-life balance has not improved and has worsened. Hardly able to take a vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career paths and mentoring.

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

    Great work opportunity

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, people with values committed with their job

    Cons

    I believe the number of personnel is not enough to cover all the demands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, very diligent manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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