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DTE Energy Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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DTE Energy President & CEO Gerard M. Anderson
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  • This is very applicable when working there full time, you likely will have to move (in 9 reviews)

  • Bad work-life balance,which leads to a high turnover rate of base level employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work as your final "into retirement" job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DTE Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, employee perks discount. There are a lot of very nice very good people.

    Cons

    There is really no emphasis or importance placed on growth or advancement. At any given time this company of 10,000+ employees has very few job openings (10-20). Everything seems to rely on knowing someone higher up- not your skill or hard work. Most promotions are a surprise and usually have nothing to do with the person's expertise or background.

    There is a lack of innovation and challenge. This is mostly due to there not being much competition. If you are young or in the early stages of your career this would not be a place for continuous learning/growth. While the rest of the world is advancing in technology and moving towards the future, DTE is still operating with processes from the 80s.

    Advice to Management

    Take time out of your schedules, time away from texting or staring at your phones and help your employees. Almost everyone I have spoken to says that most DTE management has little to no care or even no knowledge on how to manage their employees. There is no time taken to help in career advancement, growth, next steps or your future at the company. This is really casting a grey cloud over how good people feel about working at DTE. This has and will push a lot of great talent out of the door.
    There are "goals" that are supposed to be set for each year. There are multiple check ins throughout the year that are supposed to happen. I have been here 4 years and it's never happened. "Goals" and "updates" are filled out a day before they are due in the system. Directors and Senior Management need to pay closer attention to this.


  2. "I sure miss it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Tuscola, IL
    Former Employee - Operations in Tuscola, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Very safe. Great management

    Cons

    None. Can't say enough great things about this company

    Advice to Management

    Come back to Central Illinois!!


  3. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Developer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Junior Developer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DTE Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great learning opportunity.

    Cons

    There are not many cons for this company


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Facilities Maintenance Journeyman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Journeyman in Macomb, MI
    Former Employee - Maintenance Journeyman in Macomb, MI
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits good pension, good fellow employees

    Cons

    Continues improvement people don't have a clue about the work assignments

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all like Chrysler did


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Newport, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newport, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job security (a utility in a regulated environment). Talented, motivated, and helpful co-workers. Great opportunity to learn and develop knowledge and skills about a variety of subjects. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance,which leads to a high turnover rate of base level employees. All management has a short life expectancy (2 years max in their position), which means they don't have incentive to help things long term. They push hard for short term wins, which often leads to long term headaches. Prioritization is 100% reactionary, without successful planning to achieve long term goals.

    Advice to Management

    Work collectively. Don't intentionally hurt long term goals for temporary short term gains. If a strategy is not solving problems, stop using it. Just because an idea was used before does not mean it is a good idea to use again.


  7. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DTE Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with Leadership that really cares about their employees

    Cons

    Very top heavy. Senior Leaders have increased significantly over the last 3 years.


  8. "Student Co-op"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Co-Op in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Student Co-Op in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DTE Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for a student.
    Overtime pay during wide spread power outages.
    When working on "storm" duty, all three meals are paid for along with snacks.

    Cons

    It can be hard to stand out among a crowd of interns.
    Location is in Detroit, which can be hard to commute during sports games

    Advice to Management

    Take more time for senior staff members to get to know each student, we all worked hard to get this position and we only want the most out of the experience.


  9. "A Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Power Plant Operating Engineer in Tuscola, IL
    Current Employee - Power Plant Operating Engineer in Tuscola, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    DTE Engergy provides a great compensation and benefits package, plenty of on the job training and support, and has excellent management

    Cons

    The facility is generally a very loud and dirty work environment, especially when it was burning coal. It can also be very physically demanding and often stressful.


  10. "Corporate Controllers Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of the best environments I have ever worked in. You can see the C.I. taking root and becoming part of the company's culture.

    Cons

    When working toward a goal, company will do whatever it takes to meet the goal.

    Advice to Management

    They need to promote from within the organization.


  11. "Electric Controllers Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Accountant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DTE Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers and most (but not all) leaders are genuinely great people and care about the success of their peers and employees.

    Cons

    Management has great ideas - in theory - but is very disconnected from the actual work it takes to reach goals. Controllers organization is stretched very thin, and many employees don't have the time or resources to properly do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the consequences (good and bad) of even the smallest decisions made. Some things may sound simple, but actually require more time and effort that could be better spent elsewhere. And please, invest in a better financial reporting system.


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