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Duke Energy Charlotte Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Duke Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Lynn J. Good
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Pros
  • Excellent safety standards, strong support for healthy work/life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Great culture, good benefits, good work life balance (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance could be better (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management made some really poor decisions when I worked there (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Data Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Data Scientist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Contractor - Senior Data Scientist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, engaging work, job security

    Cons

    Not sure about the compensation as am still a contractor

    Advice to Management

    Hire good contractors before you risk losing them


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic people, ample opportunity for growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Associate I in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Associate I in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, plenty of work, fantastic culture, great benefits

    This position offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about not only the business but industry best practices

    Cons

    Minimal cons, but department is shifting quickly due to retirements. There is plenty of work and ensuring that we have enough skilled workers can be a small issue


  3. Helpful (1)

    "QA Specialist- contractor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, experience was valued.

    Cons

    HR should consider current contractors seeking employment as candidates for internal positions.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Think twice about working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are generally friendly, which helped offset the stressful work environment and long hours. Pay, medical benefits, and PTO are competitive for the market.

    Cons

    This company doesn't value competent employees. Underachievers are routinely promoted and picked to manage teams, with distraous results to employee performance and team morale. Management pulls on high performing employees to carry the weight with little recognition. Work/life balance is laughable, especially during severe weather. Your life is driven by daily weather forecasts. Diversity and inclusion is all talk, with no follow through. There are few leadership opportunities for people of color and no diversity training for managers. There is open racism with no repercussions. The company is routinely awarded for its diversity practices, which is puzzling given the realities. HR is ill equipped to lead a 21st century workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Step into the 21st century. Stop picking lazy and unskilled people to lead teams. Put people over profits and get serious about diversity and inclusion by ending the racism that runs unchecked throughout the company.


  6. "Could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temp Worker in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Temp Worker in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High salary
    Low expectations, low stress
    Flexible locations for work assignments

    Cons

    Corporate red tape
    Low employee morale
    Lack of motivation to change inefficient practices

    Advice to Management

    Work was not interesting or challenging, and the constantly changing employee infrastructure (and employee unhappiness) was unsettling.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Islands of talent in a sea of mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. There are some really intelligent folks working here, but you have to wade through a lot of dullards to find them. If you impress the right people you can have a great career here.

    Cons

    Most employees are like cows grazing in a field. Most contractors are racking up hours doing very little actual work. Projects are always over budget and late. Management rewards boot licking over results.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of hiring and building talent. Stop promoting poor performers.


  8. "Not a healthy environment"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are generally approachable. Environment is typically non confrontational. Pay is on par for the industry. Most employees like the environment.

    Cons

    Still significant post merger issues specifically with positioning and posturing. Decisions are made at a very slow pace. Middle management is still in flux.

    Advice to Management

    Need to figure out how to work together to be successful going forward.


  9. "Great company!!"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Recruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Engineering Recruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well organized company, great benefits!!

    Cons

    Periodic downsizing, work load difficult to manager sometimes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Administrative Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Huntersville, NC

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

    Pros

    Employee longevity, benefits and recognition. Always bringing safety to the table.

    Cons

    I have no cons to add.


  11. "Equipment Reliability Engineering Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good work place with good work ethic.
    Lots of projects to work on.
    Great pay for an internship

    Cons

    No cons from my perspective


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