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"Just an ok company."

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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 full-time

Pros

Top leadership does a great job communicating to employees. Very important given the company size.

Great benefits, salaries, pension plan.

Large, diverse Fortune 500 company.

EXTREME company-wide emphasis on safety. Seriously!!! Don't get caught jaywalking outside during lunch because if they know you work for Duke, they will call you out if they catch you.

Cons

Despite the obvious success of the company, some departments still use outdated practices, technology, etc.

Culture clashes. Tenured employees, many whom have been around 30 or 40 years set the standard for how things get done. Lot of them are stuck doing things the "old"way and are resistant to new ideas or outsiders. Despite the size of the company, it feels like its stuck in a time bubble. Not the cutting edge company one would envision. Good ole boy network in full effect in most departments. Blind leading the blind since the merger. Highly ineffective leadership in some departments. Great place to work for someone who wants to coast and get a paycheck.

Advice to Management

Offer mandatory retirement packages to some of those 30 & 40 year people who are weighing certain departments down.

Other Employee Reviews for Duke Energy

  1. "My anonymous review of Duke Energy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, marketable pay, training and professional development, pays up to $25K towards PHD.

    Cons

    Management often does not take the time to actually "manage" and develop staff. Positive reinforcement can go a long way.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to develop staff, provide cross training opportunities, take a direct approach to ee issues


  2. "Silos, Very Political, A lot of Dead Weight"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. You can contract forever if you are a contractor.

    Cons

    Cross-Team collaboration is horrible. Everyone is too busy trying to protect their turf and avoid responsibility\blame. Technically inept in some departments. A lot of long time employees are using technology like it was still the year 2000. Very resistant to change and new ideas. Too many folks are there just to collect a paycheck and retire.

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