DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading.
As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.
DTE Energy has more than 10,000 employees in utility and non-utility subsidiaries involved in a wide range of energy-related businesses. The company's growing non-utility businesses are built around the strengths, skills and assets of DTE Energy's electric and gas utilities.
Our company has more than a century of history in powering Michigan homes and businesses. It all began in 1849 when Lemuel Davis created the City of Detroit Gas Co. Since then, our company name has changed multiple times, but throughout the years we have remained committed to providing safe, reliable, cleaner and cost-effective energy.
In 1849, Lemuel Davis, a gas engineer from Philadelphia, took on the challenge of organizing a company and securing local financing. A new gas plant was built and Davis became president of the City of Detroit Gas Co., which was later renamed the Detroit Gas Light Co.
In June of 1851, 53 gas street lamps were erected on Woodward, Woodbridge and Jefferson Avenues to light Detroit for the first time.
Between 1849 and 1889, gas usage flourished. The Detroit Gas Light Co. built a second manufacturing plant near the future site of the Ambassador Bridge and extended its gas main to side streets as demand for gas lighting increased.
In 1879, Thomas Alva Edison invented the incandescent lamp, and in 1883, the incandescent light bulb made its first Detroit appearance at Metcalf Brothers dry goods store.
In 1886, the Edison Illuminating Co. of Detroit was organized and began serving its first customers.
Today, DTE Energy’s natural gas utility is one of the nation’s largest, safely delivering natural gas to 1.2 million Michigan families and businesses in over 500 communities.
In addition to relying on Michigan’s abundant supply of natural gas, DTE Energy pipelines link customers to energy sources in Texas, Oklahoma, the Rockies, Appalachia, the Gulf of Mexico and western Canada. Because of Michigan’s unique geology, DTE Energy is able to store up to 130 billion cubic feet of gas in naturally occurring underground rock formations. This storage capability assures customers of a reliable gas supply at a competitive price.
As DTE Energy looks to the future, the company continues to explore alternative ways to generate electricity and better ways to deliver it safely and reliably to homes and businesses. The company is working hard to create a diverse energy infrastructure — including clean renewable energy —that will meet Michigan’s demand for power without compromising the needs of future generations.
The values of DTE Energy are simple. We put the health and safety of people first — and know this responsibility rests with each of us, every day. We act with integrity and show respect — and understand this defines our company's character. We see our work through the eyes of those we serve — and know that our work is a powerful means to serve others. We bring our best energy and focus to our work — and are fully engaged and accountable for results. We believe that improvement is our daily responsibility — and know those we serve have the right to expect that from us. We play to win as a team — and put the needs of our enterprise first. We are passionate about the success of our company — and know that its health and growth generate prosperity.
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For DTE Energy, diversity isn’t only about race or gender. It’s about recognizing what makes our employees, suppliers and customers unique and applying those perspectives and talents to how we do business.
We understand that our workplace, the communities we serve and our region are a broad mix of individuals with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Learning to embrace these differences, recognizing their inherent strengths and working together are essential to building strong communities.
We believe it is smart business to do business with a diverse supplier base. Through our Supplier Diversity Initiative, we seek relationships with businesses that are small, owned by women, veterans, and minorities.
DTE Energy is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. Find out more about DTE’s Energy Groups and see what DTE is doing to encourage cooperation and understanding.
I worked at DTE Energy full-time
Great benefits, good working conditions
Lots of re-organizations which created some uncertainty
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DTE Energy (Detroit, MI).
I applied online for Recruiter position with DTE. I got response fairly quick, they reached out to me with initial phone screen and basic questions. I was told they would send me an online assessment which was required to move to the next steps and that it would contain behavioral questions with multiple choices. I received the link in 48 hours, I began the assessment. It looked as if it was designed for Engineers/IT role and the questions were based on projects and team work. As a Recruiter, the job revolves around more independent responsibilities vs. working in a team for a project. I did my best to answer those and I reached out to the recruiter next day expressing my concern of how the test was kind of irrelevant/not applicable questions. I was told I did not receive a recommended result and hence they will not move forward with my application.