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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)

    "All Roads lead to Charlotte"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  2. "4 day work weeks and 3 day weekends"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer III in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer III in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short weeks/longer weekends and flexibility. Being able to come in at anytime at the plant and the 3 day weekends makes it hard to want to look for a job that starts and ends at a certain time and gives you less time off.

    Cons

    Lots of procedures and the government oversight from the nuclear side of things. Also makes it difficult to do any other type of engineering job if you invested most of your career into nuclear.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The minions at Duke Energy are great people who just want to make a difference. They are great people who truly care about one another.

    Cons

    The leadership at Duke Energy is stuck in the old typical regulated utility market with no idea how to lead a 21st century company into the future. They lack vision and only value one thing, their bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who you employ, they have good ideas they work hard and care about not just their future but the future of their peers. If this was exemplified from the top down instead of the bottom up it would be a much better place.


  4. "A great company because of the people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people always have been and I hope always will be the greatest aspect.

    Cons

    Some of the leaders at the top not always aligned with some of the stated areas of importance.

    Advice to Management

    Like most companies there is work to be done on facilitating and encouraging the tough employee discussions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Salary is at market. Not much room for advancement as people do not leave. Very secretive at top ranks

    Cons

    Not a very dynamic company. Tries to pretend it is cutting edge but it is very much a utility. Senior management is very much an old line utility company. Very little understanding of competitive market. Very aggressive in managing earnings .

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about financials and strategy. Stop being so short term focused. Openness improved slightly when Rogers left but still needs to improve.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and had some over time

    Cons

    Does not understand if you have health issues


  7. "Engineer II"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FL - Florida in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - FL - Florida in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    Extremely stable and consistent projects means work will always be available. Plus the tools learned on the EMS side are used across the country.

    Cons

    Duke is so large that it's tough to not get lost in the fray. Managers are not always local, so relaying work load is difficult.

  8. "Officers trrated poorly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Southport, NC
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Southport, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can be lazy if you want.

    Cons

    No available advancement options in security. Will not allow officers to transfer to other departments even if qualified to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing and start treating officers like you treat the staff members


  9. "Accounts Payable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They are good to their employees

    Cons

    You don't own the business

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lineman"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of fresh air and sunshine.

    Cons

    I would really like to have made more money.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the working man.


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