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  1. Excellent Company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Admin Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Don't take employees for granted!


  3. Challenging, rewarding, and supportive work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


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  5. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  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 Management

    Spend a bit more time and money developing employee assets.


  7. Engineering Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Reactor Systems Engineering Intern in New Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Reactor Systems Engineering Intern in New Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress Energy as an intern (More than a 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.


  8. Excellent Place to work

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Was a decent company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. It was better without Duke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  11. One of the better utilities I have worked for

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

    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 Management

    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.



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