Progress Energy

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Progress Energy Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
46 Reviews
3.5
46 Reviews
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Progress Energy President & CEO James E. Rogers
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  1.  

    Challenging, rewarding, and supportive work environment

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    • 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
  2.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Coordinator  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Implementation Coordinator in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Progress Energy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved everyone there and had a very successful conclusion to the project. Wish I could have been permanent instead of contract. it was a good fit.

    Cons

    Contract didn't last long enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Engineering Intern

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    • 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 for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Place to work

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

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

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time for 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
  7.  

    Use to be great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    Share some of the downside of working at this place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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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 for 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
  9.  

    Good people to work with, trained well.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progress Energy

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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 for 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.

  11.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Progress Energy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and good paying, specialy, the location is Florida, very good place for living and low cost. The housing market is cheap.

    Cons

    It's too hot for ourdoor working or work at substation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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