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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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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. "IT Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, benefits are excellent

    Cons

    No real professional development, work life balance is ok at best.

    Advice to Management

    Actively engage and develop the employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Technologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technologist in Southport, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technologist in Southport, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, job security, management depends on the plant and group. Most people nice to work with, some are not.

    Cons

    Slow progression, low pay ceiling, HR sucks, some people that you have to work with are very unprofessional and rude, hear a lot about people being hired only because of friends/family for positions they are not qualified for. Management/supervision appear to be discouraged against questioning changing policies. ERO duty.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to Management, they can do nothing since their feedback is almost always thrown out the window. Management are to carry out orders without questions asked. This goes up several chains of command actually.


  3. "Administrative Office Clerk"

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    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.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Islands of talent in a sea of mediocrity"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "It was a better company under Progress Energy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Raleigh, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very safety conscious in everything they do.

    Cons

    Noticeable reduction in the concern for staff after acquisition by Duke Energy

    Advice to Management

    Fails to address things like inspecting ash ponds


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Really consider if this is for you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seneca, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on manager, the 1 day off during the week helps with home life.

    Cons

    Never let management get the idea you are great at your job. You will be hounded constantly and pulled into a lot of projects. You are expected to be "in the area" during outages even if you have no work scheduled to be done. The stress can be too much at times. Feeling of no way to disconnect.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees personal time. If they are needed after hours, pay them accordingly.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Like Working for a Government Agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits; good co-workers who are typically hard-working team players who care about doing the right things. CEO says the right things regarding strategy, customers, environment, community.

    Cons

    From a cultural and technological perspective, company is like a government agency: slow to change, tactical rather than strategic, led by managers rather than leaders. Communications are typically one-way, rather than two-way dialogue. Lack of strong succession planning and talent development internally; lack of diversity in talent from external resources.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to employee opinion surveys; reinstate employee town halls; have skip level meetings. Get out of your offices and walk the floors, talk to your employees. Require LEADERSHIP training. And when you are looking at ways to reduce costs, evaluate managers' span & control. Managers with one direct report is a waste of money & resources.


  9. "Field Supervisor"

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "It's an Okay company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mary, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks great on my resume that I worked for Duke Energy.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance was not a priority in my department. I was working over 50 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    I would encourage for the company to look into work-life balance and / or flexible working remotely.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Best Place I've been thus far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Headquartered in Charlotte leaving little centralized control


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