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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated February 14, 2018
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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 26 reviews)

  • Upper management in those particular organization battle for their piece of the pie in terms of power and within the organization (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Strong Safety Record with great incentives."

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    Current Employee - Work Control Center Operator in Holiday, FL
    Current Employee - Work Control Center Operator in Holiday, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is challenging. My co-workers are like family. Well paying positions. Great training programs. A strong utility that will provide its employees with great experience.

    Cons

    Long isolated drives into work. Tough to advance. Work environment is heavy industrial. Organizational structure is very slow to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find better ways to retain high-talent individuals.


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefit.

    Cons

    Business runs each one in silo, not tech savvy.

  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As far as internships go, Duke Energy is almost perfect.

    Cons

    Program requires 3 nonconsecutive semesters.


  4. "Great people and culture"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Good pay
     Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Different management styles- some are for flexible work schedules while others are not


  5. "Stable company, but little room for advancement."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Duke Energy is a stable company with good benefits, non-flashy salaries and little chance of being laid off.

    Cons

    Culture is stagnant and stifles creativity. There is little room for advancement. HR rules are not consistently applied.

    Advice to Management

    Find employees that don't exemplify healthy behaviors - particularly in middle management - like creativity and thoughtful risk-taking that challenge us to greater things and get rid of them. The time to play it safe has passed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are awesome, the pay is awesome, free food sometimes. Get the opportunity to make extra money selling certain products within a call. Bonuses quarterly and yearly .

    Cons

    Mandatory OT like every single Monday , random OT on short notice. Schedules on your day off because it’s Mandatory .Shift bids every year so your schedule changes every year, so definitely not a good place to work if you have children. Have to come into work Especially during storms (hurricanes,snowstorms) , you do get the option for hotel stay paid by Duke. Just really long unnecessary hours half the time. If I didn’t have small kids I wouldn’t be complaining because who doesn’t like a nice looking check. But basically you’ll be paying rent but technically not live there because you’ll live at Duke Energy: The CEO got a nice raise but our office in Raleigh is run down , vending machines always taking our money, old computers, computer systems always down, website always down, phone payment system always down which causes high call volume.. Man, I can go on ...but I’ll stop now.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and their needs. Have a system where employees don’t have to come in when there is hurricanes or snowstorms, work from home option during storms since we are not emergency personnel anyway!


  7. "Grid Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule
    Quality power engineering experience

    Cons

    Lack of technical training program
    On Call schedule (low compensation)
    Electrical Operators at Duke lack training /skills compared to other utilities

  8. "Senior Project Controls Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Overall company has a positive culture, competitive pay, and nice work life balance

    Cons

    Many particular organizations are a nightmare to work in. Upper management in those particular organization battle for their piece of the pie in terms of power and within the organization. It leads to constant rework, few firm decisions, and a negative working atmosphere. Overall, those organizations destroy company value and make it easy to resign and move on to work elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Retire those that no longer add value and quit keeping them around because they are "tenured." Executive management must develop and enforce value added goals for the company, and hold their reporting management accountable for achieving the goals.


  9. "Duke has gotten too big for it's britches!!!"

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    Former Employee - Systems Operator in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Systems Operator in Plainfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to get career experience in the electric utility industry.

    Cons

    Weak Leadership, low pay, unethical leadership, company doesn't value employees, too many usless processes, ect.

    Advice to Management

    Change for the sake of change serves no purpose.


  10. "Former Duke Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people to work with

    Cons

    Processes for getting stuff done can be over burdensome


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