Progress Energy

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Progress Energy Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
46 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start career but need to leave to make real money if not in mgmt

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Alternate Work Schedule (AWS), 401K Match, importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, good work ethic of most employees

    Cons

    Managers don't have enough time to focus on individual contributor development and therefore 360 feedback tends to be generic and not helpful in employee development. Individual contributors are afraid to give real-time constructive feedback to co-workers since the culture is too polite. Technical career paths are available but make up small percentage of work force and management opportunities are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give middle management goals or financial incentives that encourage them to focus their attention on talented individual contributors and their career progression. Employees should be trained on how to provide constructive criticism to ensure work groups are always growing and being challenged. The PGN culture is too polite today and Senior Management should focus on assisting employees in feeling comfortable providing constructive feedback to management without the fear of negative implications.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good environment bad for career growth

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Progress Energy are job stability, benefits and a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The downsides of working at Progress Energy are the bureaucracy, lack of development work and minimal career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should look at giving more maintenance work to contractors and more development to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Innovative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progress Energy as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strategic in using Smart Grid Technologies

    Cons

    We do it differently here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentoring is important

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wish progress energy still existed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It was better than with Duke.

    Cons

    Everything is to be done as cheap as possible. Pay, benefits, perks, equipment

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Steady work, but no career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Stable job, people always need power

    Cons

    Little to no focus on employee development. The focus is on getting your specific job done with no regard to the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company desperately needs a leadership development program that seeks to find employees who show promise and develop them into future leaders within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good job if you don't mind doing things the same way they've been done for 100 yrs.

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    has positive reputation as employer

    Cons

    rules are followed when convenient.
    compensation for executives not calibrated during tough economic times.
    not easiest place to work for minorities and females

  8.  

    Great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Older, experienced workforce. Lots of good old boys. I haven't been here long, but the number of employees who have been here for 20 or 30+ years is astounding and almost speaks for itself.

    Managers are very good to work with.

    Cons

    Can be frustrating at times trying to get information from various sources.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good Company that value Craft People as an asset

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Good Pay, Company values employees and I've always been treated fairly and worked with if issues came up.

    Cons

    Too much management turnover, too many people not held accountable for their actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and Observe what is really going on... Whats written on paper isn't always what is really gojng on

    Recommends
  10.  

    Stabel and Secure.

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    Decent pay and benifits although the package is about the same at other utilities.

    Cons

    Mostly reactive rather than proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should track the time/money that is spent in meetings, task forces, comittees conference calls, etc. Also shoud look at the benifits of the attendees. (catered food stimulus(/taxpayers) supplied) Bet this would be revealing. Much untapped expertise bogged down in work politics and justifying meetings to the uppers who come across as not having a clue and are steered to belive that this is "Progress." Much of it is analysis paralysis.

  11.  

    Excellent place to work at least up until the merger.

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

    I have been working at Progress Energy

    Pros

    The company has good salary and benefits. They are flexible with time off and have started to allow flexible work schedules and telecommuting to help people with fuel costs and work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company is still a bit "siloed" so cross communication between departments can be difficult at times. Change comes at a glacial pace with some backsliding after good changes have been effected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize during the merger process that it cannot be "the Duke way or the highway". Also, there needs to be a balaced approach to designing the new company with fairness in selecting those who are going to be with the new company going forward.

    Recommends

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