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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated October 16, 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 pay, good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, now offering more time off for new employees, paid leave for new baby

    Cons

    Somewhat inflexible work hours, more difficult to work from home


  2. "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, Safety is important, Supervisors are willing to work with you

    Cons

    the company is really good. only con may be that overtime can be a requirement when the weather is not good

  3. "Substation Engineer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of field trips and team building experiences.

    Cons

    Cookie cutter work, no actual engineering.


  4. "Great place to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people and area.

    Cons

    The energy sector is not very exciting.


  5. "it's a good company to wook"

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Mechanical Operator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Nuclear Mechanical Operator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's a good company for nuclear subject, good chance, good people

    Cons

    welfare is not good, and the salary for me is not much

    Advice to Management

    maybe should add more salary, and give staff more welfare


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Construction Oversight"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lower level people are great to work with. Always busy.

    Cons

    Upper management does what they want with no respect for the worker bees and does it behind their backs. Large turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront and honest with employees.


  7. "DUKE ENERGY STUCK IN OLD WAYS, NOT PROGRESSIVE"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte C H, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte C H, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees women and minorities

    Cons

    Old company with old ideas. Not progressive with ideas and innovations to meet the future demands.

    Advice to Management

    Hold productive meetings with all levels of management and listen !!!!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Duke Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Southport, NC
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Southport, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    The had great benefits like paid housing.

    Cons

    Nuclear Energy is very strict


  9. "Excellent Hands-on Co-op Program, Great Atmosphere"

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

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

    Pros

    - New Co-ops get real, meaningful engineering work
    - Experienced mentor engineer accountable for your success
    - Good pay and excellent benefits for a Co-op
    - High emphasis on employee safety

    Cons

    - Sometimes work is stalled by gaps in information, resulting in delays
    - Shy of new technology and R&D

    Advice to Management

    The atmosphere of "taking the time to do things right" and "Don't rush, you have time" is an excellent approach. Please keep using it. It's the best way to keep good employees and build a strong reputation of reliability. Checking twice is always quicker and cheaper than rebuilding a mistake.

    Keep working on being transparent with the public and push to show them how you're trying to save them money. Many bad sentiments the public hold stem from them simply not understanding some of the restrictions we work with.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, location, cafeteria, again friendly co-workers

    Cons

    No work life balance during storm mode. I walked 2 miles in the snow to make it to work or I would be fired. Be prepared to spend days in a hotel during high outages. You get less than 2 seconds in between calls to breathe or take a sip of water. Turnover is high!! I worked a 3rd shift where I never saw my supervisor. Team leads ran the team. Micro managed on adherence. Non existent breaks. They also added gas calls and progress energy after the merger and only offered $1.50 raise which is an insult after we were forced to train for all these new systems. New reps need to be hired starting at $18+ with all the work they have to do.

    Advice to Management

    Make your supervisors do more instead of sit behind a desk in the office. Also make them motivate there reps. Job is very stressful and when your supervisor is more concerned about you being in acw for 20 seconds to drunk water then motivation towards better stats there's a problem.


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