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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated March 27, 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 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vehicle Maintenance in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Vehicle Maintenance in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, good benefits, excellent 401(k) match, tuition reimbursement (partial)

    Cons

    Rotating shifts, storm duty (lots of hours out of town)

    Advice to Management

    Very little opportunity for advancement in my department (in my city)


  2. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work. work life balance is better.

    Cons

    Less average salary. Less than the average national statistics.


  3. "Duke Energy Ohio"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work as long as you can adapt to constant changes. People are hard working and most have worked there their whole lives.

    Cons

    Don't get too used to a process because things will change, sometimes it seems without reason. That being said, many companies are similar.

    Advice to Management

    Inform every multifunctional group of changes that are happening, prior to them happening.


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  5. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Expect you to work long hours


  6. "Engineering Technologist"

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

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Challenging, rewarding work. Can be stressful but offers good work, life balance.

    Cons

    Travel the area a lot. Not too much cons, I've enjoyed it so far.


  7. "Its good;"

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

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

    Pros

    Great, solid company
    Plenty of opportunities

    The company has some wonderful people employed here.

    Cons

    Older, traditional company.
    Slow to change

    Advice to Management

    Embrace Change;


  8. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Great people. Family atmosphere. People work hard but they don't take themselves too seriously.

    Cons

    Entry Salary is a little bit lower than other companies like TIAA and Bank of America, but their employees benefits are way better than the competition


  9. "Senior Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 Company; comprehensive benefits package; upward potential based on performance; great work environment

    Cons

    Shortsighted Executive level management changes at the local level leading to decreased employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to FACTS, not gossip when making employee performance decisions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not What it Used to Be, But Still Better Than Most"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good, friendly, hard working people dedicated to the mission of the company
    Volunteer opportunities
    Great retirement benefits
    You make an impact in the daily lives of everyone around you
    Nice work environments
    Safety culture
    Proud history

    Cons

    Very easy to get pigeon-holed with limited opportunities for such a big company
    Negative public image
    New leaders from the outside are pushing seasoned employees out
    Leadership is not transparent
    Loyalty is no longer valued
    A lot of lip service is paid to diversity with very little action from leaders in the business
    No longer provides job stability
    A lot of red tape
    Very risk averse company which is stifling for creativity
    Horrible IT systems

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be Amazon. Get back to focusing on being the best electric utility in the country and appreciate your loyal employees who have stuck with you through three messy mergers and some very embarrassing accidents and gaffes. In other words, get back to the Bill Lee kind of Duke Energy. Make your employees proud again.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "All Roads lead to Charlotte"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of really great things about working at Duke. Just look at some of the other reviews. (Modified work schedule,great co-workers, etc.). If you want 'just a job'. This would be a great fit for you.

    Cons

    Tons of changes, in processes, organization, managers.
    - As the title says: 'all roads lead to charlotte'. If you are not located in Charlotte and are not inclined to move your chances for advancement is extremely limited. Also contributions of employees who are in the regional offices also greatly marginalized.

    Advice to Management

    The employees know and expect change. Just because some changes are slow to implement does not mean that the workers are resistant to the change. Do not diminish the knowledge of an employee who has been doing the same job for longer than you have been a manger. There are insights you can gain if you are willing to listen.



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