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DTE Energy Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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DTE Energy President & CEO Gerard M. Anderson
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  • If I came back as a software dev full time my skills would stagnate very quickly (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. "Director IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great IT staff, job flexibility, excellent salary and benefit package, City of Detroit is a great place to work with all the changes taking place

    Cons

    IT Leadership is only three stars, 7x24x365 connectivity expected, IT still not at table for key business decisions


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership
    Community involvement
    Flexibility
    Benefits
    Compensation
    Work/Family Balance

    Cons

    Public safety (Storm duty)
    Parking structure at MGM
    Some people point fingers
    Safety Meetings are excessive
    Too much focus on CI

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Gas operation 20 years"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay, other then that there is no other pros. All I can tell you is keep you head down and you might be able to retire from there.

    Cons

    If you're not in the club or have a relative that is higher up ,you will never move up. Also if you are the best employee that they have and someone higher up doesn't like you to find a way to fire you over the smallest thing. Whatever you do, never leave the union.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't care as long as they can get their friends and family in the company, everybody else they just get rid of. Most higher up don't even know what they are doing, that is why so many houses blowup from natural gas.


  4. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.


  5. "I sure miss it."

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    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!!


  6. "Review"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Facilities Maintenance Journeyman"

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    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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

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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.


  9. "Great Company"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Student Co-op"

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    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.


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