Progress Energy

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Progress Energy Reviews in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progress Energy is a great place to work! The management teams are well trained management, the company offers a nice balance of work and life, and the compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Utility regulation. Duke Energy merger until complete is a bit unsettling for associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the Duke/Progress merger outcome outstanding from a culture perspective.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Admin Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay was ok like getting bonus. Safety is a big goal! Always had work to do

    Cons

    Went downhill after merger with Duke Energy! Duke doesn't really care about Progress Energy employees! New
    CEO was suppose to visit our dept and never showed up!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take employees for granted!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging, rewarding, and supportive work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Progress Energy full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, many opportunities for career growth and learning, supportive management, family-like culture makes you feel like you're part of the team, can-do / get it done attitude by staff is energizing

    Cons

    Most of the best parts of Progress were lost during the Duke Energy merger, and many good employees were replaced with inexperienced staff. I've never seen culture erode so fast as it did at the combined Progress Energy / Duke Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative, talented, driven group of folks

    Cons

    Disappointing to see the company disappear like so many others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When approaching a merger, make sure you take the best offer, not just the offer you think may be best for the management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good work/life balance, and reasonable commute times in Raleigh.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is pretty flexible on work schedule days with some opportunity to work from home. The commute in/out of downtown Raleigh during rush hours is not a complete crush like some other cities.

    Cons

    Not much growth going on in the utility industry so the same applies to the general employee population, not much growth. Company continuously prepares for less electric demand and is very frugal with employee training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a bit more time and money developing employee assets.

  7.  

    Engineering Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reactor Systems Engineering Intern in New Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Reactor Systems Engineering Intern in New Hill, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work as an intern. Management was very open to teaching and training the younger engineers. I always had a project to work on or an adviser to shadow through their daily activities.

    Cons

    As an intern I did not have many bad experiences while working because most people make every effort to help and guide new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Place to work

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

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    When it was Progress Energy it had the best benefits around the city. Flexible work environment. Employees were valued and challenged to the next level. The new Duke Energy does not bring to the table what Progress Energy offered their employees.

    Cons

    May work alot of hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should have remained Progress Energy and not Duke Energy.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Was a decent company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Progress Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules to choose from.
    Average salaries and benefits.
    Multiple work locations which can be a plus.

    Cons

    Current company is in flux as it is absorbed by Duke Energy based out of Charlotte.
    No career paths provided or promoted unless you are willin to move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build trust and provide career paths to allow progression from within.

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

    It was better without Duke

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Transparency of Senior Management's actions, integrity, great people to work with and to work for

    Cons

    Communication has come a long way in the last 11 years but cross departmental was restricted, I.T. seems to drive everything in the company instead of the other way around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have steered clear of the Duke merger because that is one unethical, backstabbing group of executive managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    One of the better utilities I have worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Ethical, caring, management sacrifices for employees, management support for project development and employee ideas, intentional efforts to increase diversity in upper management.

    Cons

    Difficult to obtain a promotion without changing positions. This allows employees with skills, experience and talent to be lost to other parts of the company where they are not as effective just so they can get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Analyze the promotion strategy within the technical lines of promotion to prevent arbitrarily holding employees at a lower level because a quota is filled at a higher level.

    Recommends

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