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Duke Energy Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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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. Helpful (3)

    "Great people and pay, but there are issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are great. Most people are friendly.

    Cons

    Previous reviews are correct. There is strong resistance to change. Also, if you are a competent minority, you will need to work twice as hard to move up. That's just the way it is and the way it's always been.

    Preferential treatment is given to the unqualified and inexperienced. Positions are created out of thin air and people are promoted based on nepotism and who they know. It's rampant and ugly.

    If you know the right people, you will do well. But hard work alone will not help you advance.

    Advice to Management

    Please rein in the nepotism and good ole boy network. Give qualified minorities the opportunity to lead. It's 2017.


  2. "worst job ever"

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    Former Employee - Meter Tech in Lancaster, SC
    Former Employee - Meter Tech in Lancaster, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No boss looking over your shoulder, working alone, manager your own time and effort

    Cons

    long days, stressful conditions cutting others power off, no emotional support low pay

    Advice to Management

    higher pay, some available counseling for trauma situations

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic people, ample opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Associate I in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Associate I in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, plenty of work, fantastic culture, great benefits

    This position offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about not only the business but industry best practices

    Cons

    Minimal cons, but department is shifting quickly due to retirements. There is plenty of work and ensuring that we have enough skilled workers can be a small issue


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Middle management clown show"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is nearly impossible to beat. Great, great pay opportunities. Huge job security. Work with a lot of very competent employees

    Cons

    This place is the personification of a Dilbert cartoon in all the worst ways. Most middle managers are hilariously incompetent, and generally not interested in much outside of keeping their jobs or getting promoted. Culture of fear to speak out, and many do the least amount of work possible to keep the paychecks coming. It's basically working for the government. Red tape, lack of motivation, politics ruling everything - and incompetence/laziness never held accountable. Don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you shouldn't use the "anonymous" feedback surveys to target employees who write negative reviews.


  5. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke Energy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Standard Hours, Paid Overtime, Good company/managers, flexible

    Cons

    Powerplants can be in the middle of nowhere, other than that it was a great co-op

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  6. "Administrative Office Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are the type of person who likes to have others depend on you, I would recommend this position. You are usually the only administrative support in an office of anywhere between 20 and 200 people who all need your help.

    Cons

    This is a union position, it is really hard to progress into nonunion positions. There are no union positions that are in this career path, so you're pretty much stuck.


  7. "A Great company"

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

    I worked at Duke Energy full-time

    Pros

    They are people orientated and provide great benefits

    Cons

    They are large company and waste a lot of money

  8. "Warm culture, shady compensation"

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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

    Pros

    Management is invested in your growth

    Cons

    Management, however, has an interest in hiding pay ranges and granting piddling increases.

    Advice to Management

    Make pay more transparent and in line with market rates for the IT market, otherwise you'll lose experienced people. Spend less on contracting, and more on internal talent. Screwing over longtime employees in the name of cutting costs is unconscionable given these inefficiencies.


  9. "Ok place to work. There are room for advancement and benefits are decent."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician II in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician II in Seneca, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is top rate for the area. Don't really know any other pros. Most of the people there are good to work with.

    Cons

    Old technology. Very boring ridged work processes. Every job is heavy on procedures and paper work which really kills the enjoyment of working here. I do understand the reasoning behind it though.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Think twice about working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are generally friendly, which helped offset the stressful work environment and long hours. Pay, medical benefits, and PTO are competitive for the market.

    Cons

    This company doesn't value competent employees. Underachievers are routinely promoted and picked to manage teams, with distraous results to employee performance and team morale. Management pulls on high performing employees to carry the weight with little recognition. Work/life balance is laughable, especially during severe weather. Your life is driven by daily weather forecasts. Diversity and inclusion is all talk, with no follow through. There are few leadership opportunities for people of color and no diversity training for managers. There is open racism with no repercussions. The company is routinely awarded for its diversity practices, which is puzzling given the realities. HR is ill equipped to lead a 21st century workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Step into the 21st century. Stop picking lazy and unskilled people to lead teams. Put people over profits and get serious about diversity and inclusion by ending the racism that runs unchecked throughout the company.


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