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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated April 18, 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 44 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance could be better (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management made some really poor decisions when I worked there (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nuclear power"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Nuclear Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability, competitive salary, intelligent work force. The pay at Duke Energy is fair for the areas I have worked while a member of the company.

    Cons

    The company has not embraced telecommuting, or working from home or remotely yet. And the work force from the top down is slow to embrace change.

    Advice to Management

    Become more agile in a changing energy environment. Standing on the way things have been done for 100 years will inevitably lower the stock price.


  2. "Call center employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    In the call center you are an essential employee and you are expected to be there during inclement weather. So be prepared for that, hotel arrangements are provided. During storm events mandatory overtime is enforced and regular schedules are abandoned.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Compliance Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great life/work balance, friendly people, great 401k, lots of events, older retiring workforce, trying to stay cutting edge.

    Cons

    Slow to move up in certain departments, a lot of workers have built up weeks of vacation so it can occasionally be challenging scheduling meetings or getting responses. Parental benefits are non-existent, pay can be lower than competitors, annual salary increases barely keep up with inflation. Difficult to get career development funding, relevant degrees and relevant military time not compensated fairly as work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Look at competitors in town which are stealing your talent (i.e. Ally, BoA, Wells, TIAA, Lowes, LPL) who have better benefits, more remote working opportunities, dress for your day cultures, gyms, campuses, etc.


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  5. "looks out for its employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Left in 1994..family oriented. .great benefits. .great pay...looks out for its employees.. Supervisors and subordinates got along well

    Cons

    Dont have any... But in my department it was mandatory work in inclement weather but the pay was great and the free food

    Advice to Management

    Weigh everybodys side to the 'story'..at the same time and place


  6. "Great company culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Web Content Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Contractor - Web Content Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, Good place to build experience

    Cons

    project specific work on most contracts without high conversion rate


  7. "Retired Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clover, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clover, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is very challenging with a heavy emphasis on maintaining reliable cost-effective product to customers.

    Cons

    The last merger turned out to be more costly than originally expected putting a lot of pressure on the stock prices and balance sheets.


  8. "IT at Duke Energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good job is done to implement highly effective processes and procedures as well as overall governance during IT infrastructure implementation. Great benefits, flexible work schedules, highly competitive salaries

    Cons

    IT work groups are silo-ed both organizationally and functionally. Collaboration is often avoided with management support which makes it difficult to complete some tasks in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage collaboration, hire full time employees who are more apt to feel a true sense of ownership of their roles, work group, work product, and long term viability of the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Care Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great benefits. It is a casual, comfortable place to work with flexible work schedules and lots of work-life balance. There isn't a benefit that you don't have with this organization. The benefits alone with spoil you.

    Cons

    It is a regulated utility company. Everything is structured leaving little for creativity or innovation. They are slow to move with the times.

    Advice to Management

    Management is mainly by the numbers. Although the numbers are important and give good information for good decision making, there are additional important elements for making decisions such as communication, team building and leadership.


  10. "IC&E Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clemmons, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clemmons, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work overall, good pay and benefits, 401k, great co-workers and work schedule for the most part

    Cons

    Some work schedules are not good at all, such as the 12 hour rotating day and night shifts- one week of 12 hour days, then one week of 12 hour nights, then repeat. Company way too top heavy with management!

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees input and suggestions


  11. "Senior Natural Gas Scheduler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Natural Gas Scheduler in Garner, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Natural Gas Scheduler in Garner, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Training Classes, Promote Within, Great Salary to match performance-responsibilities
    Nice Benefits
    Professional Environment
    Learn the benefits of being A Team Player

    Cons

    On call 24/6 as a scheduler; stressful environment



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