I worked at Progress Energy full-time (More than 10 years)
I loved the atmosphere. Great employee morale, benefits and pay was good. No weekends unless on storm duty.
Sometimes had to work in inclement weather and hours outside of normal hours during a storm.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Progress Energy (Raleigh, NC) in February 2011.
Progress Energy follows a standard interview process that is similar to other nuclear utility companies. Nuclear workers are required to have background checks, drug test, and personality test. The face-to-face interview is a panel of three with one person normally an HR person. Questions are anecdotal in nature relating to leadership skills, technical skills, project skills, and abilities to relate to others. Plus personal strengths and weaknesses.