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Florida Power & Light Reviews

Updated December 30, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits very family oriented" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Great benefits (especially if you have a family), specifically the four zero one K" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours/work life balance could be better" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Employees have to work long hours in order to keep up with projects, requests and demands" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, team-oriented, Safety is a top priorty

    Cons

    The pay could be a little better but its not bad


  2. "Pros and cons"

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

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time

    Pros

    This company only hires the brightest and best. The caliber of people is incredible.

    Cons

    The company doesn’t care about its people. There is poor quality of life and little incentive to move up into supervision because quality of life only gets worse the higher you go.

  3. "Entry Level Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for growth
    Flexible Hours
    Benefit Package

    Cons

    HR process is quite long
    Low starting salary


  4. "Serious about safety"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Juno Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Empower employees to be true safety stewards.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to utilize vacation time given.


  5. "FPL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Engaging work until it wasn't.

    Cons

    The majority emloyees were Cuban, male or other hispanic males this being Miami. Very few women. The manager I worked with yelled at me a lot. A lot of contractors and zero opportunity. Upper management was very well compensated but not at the peon level.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe hire more women. There was a lot of dead weight. Despite a lot of people who were smart and accomplishing the impossible upper management was not engaged at all.


  6. "Fairly Average Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time

    Pros

    not being stuck in the office 40 hrs a week, visiting customers and crews on site, lots of food being catered, helpful and supportive local management

    Cons

    heavy work load at times, have to deal with angry customers at times,


  7. "Bloated and Mismanaged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Power & Light full-time

    Pros

    Solid Benefits and a few decades ago great benefits. Intelligent people work at the company.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive. The attitude is that you are lucky to work for FPL and a few decades ago when there were less companies here in Florida that may have been true. Way too many people doing very little work, upper management afraid to make decisions for fear of losing the comfy gig. Very top heavy with the people doing the least getting paid the most. The CEO is constantly asking for ways to reduce cost and cuts the nice little perks and yet makes I think 15 million a year? Make 2 million and pay your new hires better and give people a few solid bonuses. You will very likely feel like a cog in a wheel here and it is time rather than merit that gets you to rise rank. Lastly the leadership team pays lip service to management and morale programs but really it is a corporate country club inner circle where few make way to much and many make far to little.

    Advice to Management

    Talent should be fast tracked not based on years of experience but on instinct, ability, work ethic, decision making and value add. People shouldnt be made managers because of how many years at FPL but rather if they want to manage, if they would be good at it, and if they deserve it. Pay better, make sure dead weight it let go and hard workers are promoted up.

  8. "scam accounting"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none,none,none,none,none nagot dam thing this place sucks

    Cons

    they have no body but us customers to regulate them they pay lobbiet to robbed the public

    Advice to Management

    quit please retire for all time


  9. "IT SIDE IS CONTRACTOR HEAVY."

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    Current Employee - IT Programmer/Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - IT Programmer/Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Power & Light full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The contractors own all of the work at our company so you don’t do anything as a full time employee. There is no work besides that work that they magically make up.

    Cons

    Management is completely clueless! Constant restructuring occurring! We are contractor heavy. In my experience, the contractors own almost all of the work inside of the GO. It was my understanding that our CIO has requested a ratio of 80% full-time staff and 20% contractors. This is clearly not the case at the moment. This has resulted in GROSS under AND miss-utilization of our current full-time technical talent base. There has been instances where I have been asked to coordinate recreational work events and I am a software developer. Pathetic!

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the contractors and give your full-timers meaningful and real work or you will fail in retaining your full time talent!


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    "Working Here"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, amenities in the office (relaxation room, gym, cafeteria, snack drawer, game room), your team members are typically fun to be around, benefits, team always is taken care of when working long hours with catering etc.

    Cons

    Salary is never in line with market (under paid for skill type by almost ~30K) , demanding deadlines, product owners are not engaged in a true AGILE methodology, long hours can occur, once a year review with increase of max potential of 3% of your base salary, growth is limited because individuals cannot progress who are younger since the folks that are in upper level positions will not pursue other opportunities forcing people to be complacent.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together, you lose young talent constantly & no one wishes to stay here long term because you don't believe in the people who will potentially run the company in the future. Stop out-sourcing from companies like General Electric & promote from within.