NextEra Energy, Inc.

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NextEra Energy, Inc. Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
126 Reviews
2.8
126 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 11 reviews)

  • Long hours expected without any thank you's (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Make sure everyone knows how great you are and business units will fight each other to have you on their teams.

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

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

    Pros

    Based on my experience in Information Management:
    Competitive pay package for Mid to Senior positions. Employees can participate in a 401K with a fair match, and are part of a pension at no cost. Many employees will also be offered a merit based bonus. If you work hard and people notice you will become very marketable and find ease in moving around; many positions offered internally. There are thousands of very smart people, and the company is very culturally diverse. NextEra has hundreds of different areas in which one can seek opportunities (Wind, IT, Acct, Nat Gas, Fracking, Nuclear, Power Generation, etc.) and many locations (Florida, Spain, Canada, New Hampshire, Houston, etc.).

    Cons

    The pay is based on average performers in the market, so it's not as competitive as in other companies. Upper management is at times disconnected from their employees. Some of the goals are set to levels that, while not impossible, are improvable to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage in more activities with your employees. C-level management needs to be more in touch with each functional group, and not only when stuff hits the fan.

    Keep up the low risk approach to new ventures and keep growing the low emissions portfolio.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    NextEra

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

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Matt Fuller is probably the best manager I've ever worked with in my (rather extensive) career.

    Cons

    The company has some political intrigue, and, like all large companies, there are some folks you'd just as soon not have to deal with, but that's true of just about anywhere, so it's not really something to hold against NextEra in particular.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you believe a project is important enough to highlight it to the rest of the company, it probably deserves an annual budget somewhat larger than $100k when it has a long list of unfinished and/or much-desired features, wouldn't you say?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work.

    • 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

    Good place to work. Most are happy.

    Cons

    Manual work, but getting better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    GOOD PLACE TO WORK AT

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits - solid company

    Cons

    too much politics- management get paid a lot higher than regular employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Strong, respected, and tough

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

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Very strong business as well as great structure, process, etc.

    Cons

    Tough to be 'new' (many employees 20+ years)
    Sometimes takes a long time to get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wind Tech who is fed up with playing the game

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Wind sites all over the US
    -Opportunity to transfer to other sites
    -Good benefits
    -Emphasis on training
    -Opportunity to transfer to different units (major component, mid level component, high voltage)

    Cons

    -NextEra acts like they really care about safety. If you get hurt, they'll find a reason to fire you in order to avoid a lawsuit against them.
    -They use BBSOs and Near Misses as a tool for witch hunting
    -When you meet the requirements to promote to a higher Wind Tech level, they take a long time to make it official and give you the promised pay raise
    -Hard work and knowledge are not rewarded, but rather overlooked
    -Technicians that are experienced, knowledgable and competent, make the same amount of money as those who are incompetent and have absolutely no experience in wind energy what so ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit pretending like you care about your employees safety. Quit pretending like you're the only company to work for in Wind Energy.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Definitely Research This Company Before Accepting An Offer on The Renewable Energy Side of the Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Tax in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The renewable side of the company allows you to work on very interesting projects. The compensation package is very good. The projects you work on will be very challenging.

    Cons

    The Management and the Directors of the Company are impossible to work with. The work life balance is challenging at best. The culture of certain departments is abysmal at best. If you have a family and are relocating to the area, do not take the job. You will not last long there. There are not many other companies to go work for once your role at NextEra is finished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good experience for interns

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

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, friendly co-workers and contractors, always keep busy with a varied amount of interesting projects and Juno is a great area.

    Cons

    Training program needs work. You are more or less dropped into your cubicle with your laptop and not given any individualized training. You are expected to either know whatever is needed already or know where to find it quickly. Be prepared to ask lots of questions to figure out where stuff is on their servers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Customer Care Representative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Coral Gables, FL

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Once you get the flow then the work really is easy.
    Cafeteria on site
    Shift deferential
    Nice enviroment

    Cons

    Difficult customers that argue with you because they didn't pay their bill.

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

    Horrible Place

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, cafeteria food, onsite gym

    Cons

    They work you to the bone, weekends, holidays, 24/7. I'm salary in a technical professional position. Absolutely no worklife balance. no oppertunity to advance. Everyone is so mirasable and depressed. unfriendly, people just want to go home. Never a thank you or recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your employees. Pay doesnt matter if they are mirasable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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