Progress Energy Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. 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

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  2. 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

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

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

    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.


  3. 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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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


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  5. 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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Recommends
    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.


  6. It's a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dunwoody, GA

    I worked at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy work and somewhat laid back

    Cons

    It's a stressful and depressing, considering you are dealing with peoples' electricity.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more power to help the customer


  7. Great experience and people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Analyst (Contractor) in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Resource Analyst (Contractor) in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    There was no distinction between contractor and permanent employees. They treated us all the same.

    Cons

    Over work of full time permanent employees because of poor resource allocation / management.


  8. Good company cares about it's employees

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Caring
    Good benefits
    Mgmt is willing to help w/time off
    Great co workers and fun
    Strong emphasis on diversity, safety, etc.

    Cons

    Tough to get to next level
    Limited resources for advancement
    Lots of travel and driving
    Tough to get answers from other workgroups some times

    Advice to Management

    Provide targetted training for career goals. Allow oustide networking and training. Continue with benefits like flex time, overtime compensation, and open communication.


  9. My experience was ok.

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    The company, and energy industry is growing.

    Cons

    The company does not take care of its people.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the work ethic of your employees


  10. excellent

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    stable and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    not exciting, sometimes boring, but not stressful


  11. great place to work

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    stability, good benefits, alternate work schedules

    Cons

    need to come into the 21st century and offer telecommuting as they would any other offering. right now is very limited if at all

    Advice to Management

    keep the transparency going



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