Duke Energy Employee Reviews about "upper management"
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(49 total reviews)
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Cyber Security Bowl
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Happy Saturday! I'm prepping for a Cybersecurity Governance interview next week with Duke Energy Carolinas LLC. Would anyone have any pointers or advice outside of using the STAR Method to answer questions? Also, what does the interview process consist of? My interview will be a 3 person panel. Thank you for the help in advance!
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- "Good benefits and 401 k" (in 249 reviews)
- "Good pay and the people at the sight where very friendly" (in 172 reviews)
- "great people to work with" (in 120 reviews)
- "Duke Energy has a good work life balance and is fairly stable." (in 70 reviews)
- "Thoroughly train their employees and good job security assuming you're an employee and not a contractor." (in 41 reviews)
- "Taken advantage of over worked poor management" (in 71 reviews)
- "Upper management is completely out of touch with the day to day activities." (in 31 reviews)
- "Poor Leadership and Change Management" (in 22 reviews)
- "Managers have no clue and pass the buck down to subordinates" (in 22 reviews)
- "Long hours and very shot deadlines" (in 21 reviews)
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- 1.0Aug 11, 2014Nuclear ElectricianCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Good people work here at the worker level, ie: Power plant, Customer Service, Line Crews,
The top echelon of this Company are the worst humans on the Planet, they steal from there customers over 3 billion dollars in Florida for a power plant that they did not build, and soon it will be billions in North Carolina for the Dan River clean up. Charlatans that's what they are they use there employees who volunteer in the community to try to make the company look good, while behind closed doors they pay large sums of money to politicians for favorable rulings to bilk there customers. They take benefits away from there workers and then give themselves millions of dollars in bonuses and pay themselves 30 even 40 million dollars a year in salaries. Middle and Upper management in this company are Horrible possibly Criminal.5
- 2.0Jan 1, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCharlotte, NC
Co-workers give 110% working 24-7 on rotating shifts. An outstanding group of people dedicated to the support of the linemen and the overall integrity of the distribution system.
Employees are expected to work OT and do their job well in spite of little to no breaks throughout 12 hour shifts. These shifts rotate from days to nights every few weeks. Employees have a very low quality of life and high turn-over expectancy due to fatigue and lack of support from upper management of the Distribution Operations. High turn-over, is causing high stress from understaffing, causing fatigue and health problems, causing high turn-over.
- 2.0Feb 24, 2019Generation Process SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Great Pay and Good Benefits
Upper and middle management is large. When the cuts come they start at the bottom instead of the top. Company is lead b former Enron accountant which does not bode well for the shareholders.
- 3.0Jan 26, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Overall company has a positive culture, competitive pay, and nice work life balance
Many particular organizations are a nightmare to work in. Upper management in those particular organization battle for their piece of the pie in terms of power and within the organization. It leads to constant rework, few firm decisions, and a negative working atmosphere. Overall, those organizations destroy company value and make it easy to resign and move on to work elsewhere.3
- 4.0Feb 27, 2013Co-OpCurrent Intern, more than 1 yearTerre Haute, IN
-Everyone is very friendly and willing to help you learn -Great insight for the energy industry -Typically not a very stressful environment to work in - Upper Management (Plant Manager) was extremely approachable
-My days at Duke oftentimes felt boring and as an intern I felt more expendable than I anticipated. -I never really recieved a project I could call my own; I spent most my time doing smaller and more insignificant tasks for my supervisor
- 3.0Dec 1, 2015Executive AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearAvon, IN
Strong company with good benefits and great hours. Work-life balance is great, and they encourage community service. Everyone I've come across in the past 2 years is very nice and helpful.
Current department tends to focus on the negative, rather than the positive. Upper management tend to micro-manage. Duke is a very large entity with a lot of departments and functions. As is typical each business unit tends to operate in silos. There is no cohesiveness and everyone seems intent on re-inventing their own wheels, rather than looking at what parts of the business are successful and adopting these policies and procedures across the board. There is a great lack of communication from upper management down to those who actually do the work. Too many meetings about what to do, and not enough action.1
- 2.0Jan 3, 2023EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLake Mary, FL
For Florida: + Work-life balance + Stability + Benefits + Some lower-level managers are great + Supportive office culture that values continuous learning + Great racial/ethnic diversity (at least for my office)
- Pay is well below industry standard. - Company does not value existing, long-term employees the way they used to. - Highly political/bureaucratic and has gotten worse over the last few years. - Absolutely zero training/mentorship outside the co-op program. - Yearly raises do not keep up with inflation. - Promotional raises from within the company are vastly out of scale with new hires. - Constant workflow changes that make engineering jobs difficult to impossible. - Upper management in Charlotte does not listen to us and even ridicules reasonable requests. - All talk and no action: for example, I hear a whole lot about Corporate's desire to reduce reliance on contractors, yet the massive influx of new projects go exclusively to them.2
- 3.0Aug 4, 2023Engineer/TechnologistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearIndianapolis, IN
My co-workers make my job enjoyable. Constant work Continuing Education and Training resources Vacation and maternity/paternity leave Diversity & inclusion
Pay is below average compared to other companies. Can be difficult to advance Upper management seems to be disconnected from employees in the field Complaints and recommendations are often overlooked
- 2.0Jan 7, 2019Compliance AnalystFormer Contractor, more than 1 yearCharlotte, NC
Good pay and good benefits
Upper management does not seem to have a solid understanding of the work in their own department. They micromanage on an unhealthy and unproductive level.3