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Duke Energy Cincinnati Reviews

Updated April 17, 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 45 reviews)

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  1. "GIS Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - GIS Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Contractor - GIS Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime, Easy work environment and laid back bosses. Get your work done and youre fine

    Cons

    Not much area for career improvement. Many people stay for life, so not many new openings

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more hands on, and go around and check on emplyees more. Rarely see bosses if ever


  2. "Administrative Office Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are the type of person who likes to have others depend on you, I would recommend this position. You are usually the only administrative support in an office of anywhere between 20 and 200 people who all need your help.

    Cons

    This is a union position, it is really hard to progress into nonunion positions. There are no union positions that are in this career path, so you're pretty much stuck.


  3. "Field Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Field Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay, very safety oriented

    Cons

    no protection once you get out of the union

    Advice to Management

    Trust your leadership and stop catering to bargaining unit employees.


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  5. "Duke Energy Ohio"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work as long as you can adapt to constant changes. People are hard working and most have worked there their whole lives.

    Cons

    Don't get too used to a process because things will change, sometimes it seems without reason. That being said, many companies are similar.

    Advice to Management

    Inform every multifunctional group of changes that are happening, prior to them happening.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "All Roads lead to Charlotte"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of really great things about working at Duke. Just look at some of the other reviews. (Modified work schedule,great co-workers, etc.). If you want 'just a job'. This would be a great fit for you.

    Cons

    Tons of changes, in processes, organization, managers.
    - As the title says: 'all roads lead to charlotte'. If you are not located in Charlotte and are not inclined to move your chances for advancement is extremely limited. Also contributions of employees who are in the regional offices also greatly marginalized.

    Advice to Management

    The employees know and expect change. Just because some changes are slow to implement does not mean that the workers are resistant to the change. Do not diminish the knowledge of an employee who has been doing the same job for longer than you have been a manger. There are insights you can gain if you are willing to listen.


  7. "Accounts Payable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They are good to their employees

    Cons

    You don't own the business

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Politics and Useless Union"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent hours, free food when there's a huge storm. Sometimes they'll put you up in a hotel so you can work more hours.

    Cons

    Way too many politics, favoritism, and a union that is absolutely useless and just sucks up money (for the call center employees, anyway).

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the narcissistic middle management and you'll solve at least 50% of your turn-over.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Most employees are friendly"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Most employees are friendly. Flexible hours. Not a bad gig but it will take a long time to be hired on full time in Cincinnati

    Cons

    It's hard to get a permanent position at Duke. The union insists on hiring internally and the company caves which leads to the same old ideas all the time. The company has a hard time moving forward for this reason. It seems stuck in the early 1980's. If you do get hired on permanently,which could take years, the union will fight it and file grievances. It's kind of like corporate inbreeding. The same under educated people with the lack of ambition and no desire to do actual work keep getting priority over better and more qualified candidates because the company is afraid of the union.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to look for fresh talent with fresh ideas to change and improve the company


  10. "Retired"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work! Good pay, excellent benefits, wonderful people, opportunity to advance (with education degrees).

    Cons

    Do not hire on as a contractor!

    Advice to Management

    Great ethics!


  11. "Design Support Tech"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Drafting Support Tech in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Drafting Support Tech in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Works with various departments. Attention to detail is needed. Good benefits, holidays and flex hours.

    Cons

    Time is managed for everything you do. Too little help with more work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more permanent employees


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