NextEra Energy, Inc.

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NextEra Energy, Inc. Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
135 Reviews
2.9
135 Reviews
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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.  

    Privileged to work with amazingly talented, dedicated people.

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3. 1 person 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.  

    Employee Experience

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    • 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
  6.  

    High Stress with upward mobility for person that puts work 1st

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    • 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

    Upward mobility if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Hi stress with low tolerance for human errors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging and political, but rewarding during bonus time.

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    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    You can learn with new Technologies

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to try with new technology. Learning opportunity

    Cons

    Promotion are delayed. No opportunity to grow in the business. Salary is good at the beginning but then is not equal after some years due prmotion are not rated on time. Some managers does not care about the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention on performance and PIP revision. Manager must be evaluated by employees as well. 360 evaluation must be activated in all levels including directors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Successful company, terrible to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Financially strong.
    Interesting work.
    Employees are empowered.
    Co-workers are typically awesome.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible. Average work week in my group is 59.7 (we kept time logs) hours.

    No overtime or comp time is given and the salaries and bonus don't make up for the hours. For example, if you work 70 hours this week and want to leave an hour early next week (after working 60 hours) you are expected to take vacation to account for the "missed" time.

    This is all dependent on your immediate supervisor. While most groups aren't as loaded as mine there are others that are.

    The difference is that some general managers didn't give up positions and others freely caved in and cut positions from the org chart. They largely did this by attrition, not replacing employees who have left. This way they can reduce head count and also say their group is at full strength because the org chart says so.

    My group is staffed at 40% of where we were with no cut in workload.

    All of this results in quite a bit of stress in keeping up with deadlines and the feeling that you are not really giving every project due diligence because you are spread too thin.

    I am unable to give the company zero stars but would if I could.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the strain on emyees to a reasonable level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Does Not Value Employee's Talent and Experience

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Location is nice and Six Sigma focus is good.

    Cons

    They do not want to pay market rate for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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