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Duke Energy Charlotte Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Duke Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Lynn J. Good
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  • The work/life balance could be better (in 25 reviews)

  • They are squeezing the front-line contributors so the upper management gets more (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Infrastructure Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior IT Infrastructure Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job reliability, easy to move between organizations and get a broader range of knowledge.

    Cons

    Kind of limited in regards to career growth/salary unless you want to go into management


  2. "Putting profits above people"

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    Current Contractor - Contractor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay rates. Work from home.

    Cons

    Contractors in IT seldom get converted even though they've been in their role long term. Contractors are forced to take a break in service for up to 60 days. Ineptitude. The right hand seldom knows there even is a left hand, let alone knows what it's doing. Rapidly changing environment and constantly adapting to change. They implement new systems without fully scoping the project and downstream impacts. They do not fully inform how things will affect end users in certain situations.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down. Fully test and evaluate new systems before throwing it against the wall and seeing what sticks. Stop absorbing companies. Appreciate your contract workforce. Recognize your key contractor assets and treat them better. Give contractors opportunity to convert.

  3. "This place is poop"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    No Pros for this place.

    Cons

    All Cons for this disgraceful area.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage better.


  4. "IT Department is a Good Place to Work a LOT of OT"

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    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If your a contractor and don't mind the hours, you can get some good pay checks. General working environment is fairly good (reasonable work area, adequate laptop, flexibility to work from home). Direct hires have good benefits.

    Cons

    Limited training, more limited documentation, pressure to work OT on very short notice.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on reducing extra steps that do not contribute to customer's offering. It shouldn't take longer to do "process" a request than to actually execute it.


  5. "Radiation Protection Superintendent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radiation Protection Superintendent in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Radiation Protection Superintendent in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good plant locations, decent salary for external employees but horrible for promotes

    Cons

    Complete disengagement from Department Manager on up. There is no accountability for poor managers, they just keep cycling the same poor performers to other positions. Senior leadership always blames the first line leadership for all the issues

    Advice to Management

    Wake up- don't cite the year long hiring freeze on the CEO's need to earn 10 cents EPS


  6. "Oversight of defined risks associated with energy trading"

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    Former Employee - Director Risk Management in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Director Risk Management in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is strong and supportive with clear communication of objectives. Compensation is promotion opportunities are competitive. Company culture is collaborative.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for transitional education. Some employees would like to transition to other areas but need education to make this change. The availability of training opportunities to make a meaningful career change needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Think more about how employees may cross transition to opportunities outside their areas of education expertise.


  7. "Customer Service Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    opportunity for growth. good pay. great system

    Cons

    BEING ON CALL and team meetings

    Advice to Management

    MORE TEAM MEETINGS

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding management team. Excellent compensation and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Merger cutbacks resulting in painful reductions in resources.


  9. "I work as a IT solutions delivery lead on a multitude of T&D and DSM projects"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Applications Analyst - Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - IT Applications Analyst - Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. There are lots of potential opportunities to get involved for those that seem. The management open door policy is great.

    Cons

    Unclear career path progression. Complacency among do workers. Few training opportunities. Low benefits for those looking for higher education reimbursement.


  10. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move around within the company
    Great benefits even for interns

    Cons

    I can not think of any specifically


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