Progress Energy Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. Excellent Company to work for.

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    • 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. IT Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people. Benefits were nice. Opportunities to develop and work in different groups within IT.

    Cons

    Progression was really slow for me in the company. With all companies have to do deal with the politics. Merger with Duke did not go over to well with folks in the IT Dept.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees, look at how to leverage talents on your team, and provide challenging tasks when possible.


  3. Customer Service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent training,

    Cons

    Unable to transfer to different departsments


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  5. Admin Assistant

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    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!


  6. Challenging, rewarding, and supportive work environment

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    • 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


  7. Use to be great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    Share some of the downside of working at this place


  8. Great company

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    • 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.


  9. Good people to work with, trained well.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great overall learning experience for entry level engineer. However, I was lucky to have a great mentor who took time to work with me.

    Cons

    I really do not have any thing bad to comment on. Other than at time employees at the plants think that central design is a separate company.


  10. 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.


  11. Motivate through intimidation

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Contractor in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice views out the windows. Good location in downtown St. Pete. Met some positive, likeminded and talented people. Security guard was an angel. Seemed like morale was good on any floor except the 14th. It would make some top notch reality TV.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Bullies are rewarded with promotions. No conscious when it comes to hiring or managing contractors. They are more than willing to let a person relocate (actually highly encouraged) with their entire family and then fire them on a whim. Contractors are treated like rag dolls. Every manager finds a favorite contractor to leverage for political purposes as well as having a personal scape goat. The managment style is humiliating. The "solutions" that are chosen have more to do with executive relationships and less to do with making practical, logical decisions to better the business. Work/Life balance did not exist. If you weren't running the clock (even hourly contractors) you were viewed in a negative light. This was ridiculous because there wasn't work to be done. Management was too busy promoting stagnation rather than productivity. I have never witnessed such a negative and unhealthy abundance of ego at a job in my entire career. Teamwork was discouraged. I was told more than once not to interact with other workstreams. If you had any talent to contribute, you were better off keeping it to yourself or risk losing your job because a full-time employee suddenly became threatened by what you could contribute. A very, very dissapointing experience.

    Advice to Management

    There are some serious issues that need to be addressed especially within NGDR. Managers need to understand how to manage contractors and what their purpose is to the business. There seems to be alot of ignorance on how to best leverage contractors. Good talent isn't looking to ride the company out until retirement, they are looking to perform a function and move onto the next project. Most people choose contracting for a reason and one of those reasons is to be removed from corporate politics. Contractors are neutral and should be allowed to remain that way.



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