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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  • The work/life balance could be better (in 24 reviews)

  • They are squeezing the front-line contributors so the upper management gets more (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Worked over 25 years foe company"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Ok pay and benefits

    Cons

    No advancement..poor leadership..no opportunities. Long work days.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and take care if them.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady income. The employees are great. Insurance is good, Pay is good for some, underpayment for others. It depends on the department.

    Cons

    HR and management brush hostile workplace abuses under the rug. Report with facts, the whistle blower loses their reputation and status. The Harasser will always get promoted. Different employees are held to different standards. You may work 8 productive hours, your coworker may work 4. And you will be paid less, the more you give. Certain departments heads are verbally abusive, and are given a pass due to 'that's just the way they are'. The company is inappropriate, underhanded and sneaky.

    Advice to Management

    The greed to keep shareholders happy must come to an end. You are taking advantage of your employees, you do not view humans as a resource because the economy took a hit a few years ago. You have taken away a place of cohesiveness, politeness and respectfulness and turned it into a greedy bank atmosphere.

  3. "Moving in the wrong direction"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable and there is job security

    Cons

    -Going through a reorganization which is being terribly run.
    -Communication is non-existent
    -They are squeezing the front-line contributors so the upper management gets more
    -Benefits are continually being decreased


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering technologist"

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    Former Contractor - Engineering Technologist in Tampa, FL
    Former Contractor - Engineering Technologist in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are great to work with and always willing to help

    Cons

    The candidate selection system is very biased and most hiring managers have already determined who they want before the position is posted.

    I applied for several positions and was berated by several Duke Energy managers and retaliated against for so management could hire their friends.

    Don't go to HR, they work for management and don't care if somebody is being discriminating against

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating contractors like second class citizens.

    Time to send management from North Carolina to Florida and do some housecleaning that wasn't done in the 2011-2012 merger.

    Fire the members of upper and middle management in St Petersburg corporate headquarters ,Clearwater and Winter Garden for their racist views for the sole purpose of promoting their own political agenda.

    If this isn't done, I see a lawsuit in this company's future.
    I have already retained an attorney


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and pay, but there are issues"

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are great. Most people are friendly.

    Cons

    Previous reviews are correct. There is strong resistance to change. Also, if you are a competent minority, you will need to work twice as hard to move up. That's just the way it is and the way it's always been.

    Preferential treatment is given to the unqualified and inexperienced. Positions are created out of thin air and people are promoted based on nepotism and who they know. It's rampant and ugly.

    If you know the right people, you will do well. But hard work alone will not help you advance.

    Advice to Management

    Please rein in the nepotism and good ole boy network. Give qualified minorities the opportunity to lead. It's 2017.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Contract IT individual contributor"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was an enjoyable atmosphere and culture when I entered the doors at Progress Energy. That was then...

    Cons

    Now... Not the same company I hired on when I entered the doors at Progress Energy. The merger with Duke Energy has resulted in an oppressive, fear-based atmosphere that is toxic, personally unhealthy, and demeaning. Change is good. However, inept and cumbersome processes that impede actual project execution are ineffective and counter customer-service.

    Advice to Management

    None. They already know it all. And dont dare question or challenge, which is why everyone is silent in team meetings, and nothing is accomplished. Pitiful.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    benefit and pay are not bad.

    Cons

    leadership is weak. lack of work/life balance


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Could be better"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Waxhaw, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Waxhaw, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and Committed Employees
    Vast career options for multiple skillsets

    Cons

    Middle Management is stifled
    Extremely political
    Limited growth for diverse employees

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the talent that currently exists to help the company reach their goals. The answers to tactical issues can be solved by the employees doing the work.


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