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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated July 17, 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)

    "Could be better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great company!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Recruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Engineering Recruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well organized company, great benefits!!

    Cons

    Periodic downsizing, work load difficult to manager sometimes.

  3. "Project Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seneca, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Security is above average

    Cons

    Average Benefits given to employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Administrative Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Huntersville, NC

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

    Pros

    Employee longevity, benefits and recognition. Always bringing safety to the table.

    Cons

    I have no cons to add.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Really consider if this is for you"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Like Working for a Government Agency"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. "Field Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent safety standards, strong support for healthy work/life balance

    Cons

    Low retention within work groups, poor distribution of work load

    Advice to Management

    Adjust group sizes and pay to more equally distribute work


  9. Helpful (3)

    "It's an Okay company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Best Place I've been thus far"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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