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"A modern corporation with traditional ethics."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Meter Reader in Naples, FL
Current Employee - Meter Reader in Naples, FL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Good pay, good benefits, and reasonable opportunity for advancement. They have a high rate of retention, and always "hire from within" first when job opportunities become available. They have a strong culture of safety and put the employees first.

Cons

Corporate HQ (and most of the highest paying jobs) are in Miami, FL. Positions are available statewide, but the further you climb the ladder the better the odds are that you will have to live in the area. I realize this isn't a con for everyone, but moving my family to Miami from most other parts of the state would be... nightmarish.

Advice to Management

Continue to offer a wider selection of jobs on the west coast, not just in Miami.

Other Employee Reviews for Florida Power & Light

  1. Helpful (5)

    "It’s a job not a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Juno Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fitness friendly environment. Onsite cafeteria allows you to quickly grab lunch and bring it back to your desk to continue working on your project.

    Cons

    There is a high employee turnover rate. In addition, it is hard to get things done; a lot time and energy is spent on in-fighting between departments. "Work-life balance" is talked about from time to time but they don't do anything substantive about it. FPL does not take care of their employees!

    Advice to Management

    Offer engineers a bit more in their pay and treat them like professionals. If you did that, they would probably stick around compared to the constant turnover and necessary retraining.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "FPL is great for shareholders and customers but not employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Juno Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The beach is 5 minutes away the Juno location and there is also a great work out facility. Jobs are stable like most in the utility industry. Nearby Palm Beach Gardens is great for hanging out and shopping.

    Cons

    Employees are squeezed to the point where I have grave concern that it will affect the reliability of electric service.

    Most departments are highly under staffed, leaving current employees the work of 2 to 3 engineers. Projects are assigned to you without any consideration for your current work load or what is reasonable to complete in a 50 hour work week. When there aren't enough hours in the week, uncompensated weekend work becomes routine and rarely any positive acknowledgement for job well done is forthcoming. The ability of engineers to complete required due diligence to ensure safe designs is restricted by work overload. Furthermore, this is puting the men and women who construct and operate the power system at risk.

    Another area of concern when it comes to power system adequacy and safety is that there are quite a few assignments that require immediate attention due to the fact that some one along the way drop the ball and/or did not do proper planning. This would not normally be an issue if there were some slack in the workload, however since employees are already on a stress-strain regular schedule they often find themselves playing firefighter: puting out one fire after the next.

    Compensation is marginally below other utilities if you consider it without the cost of living in south Florida. If you consider the cost of living in south Florida, FPL's compensation is significantly (20 to 30%) below other utilities. For instance, the cost of a house in south Florida is $100,000 to $150,000 more to a comparable one in most places in the country.

    The work force is demoralized; job satisfaction is sorely lacking. Churn is high, even at mid management and business unit VP levels.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. There are no changes necessary as the company is functioning optimally. FPL's best employees will work at other companies.


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