Progress Energy

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Progress Energy Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    Excellent Place to work

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    It's a job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees more power to help the customer

  9.  

    Great experience and people

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    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.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good company cares about it's employees

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  11.  

    My experience was ok.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

    The company, and energy industry is growing.

    Cons

    The company does not take care of its people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the work ethic of your employees

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