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NextEra Energy, Inc. Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance actually means something to the managers here (in 15 reviews)

  • The company has a good benefits and 401k program (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be a challenge depending on the business unit (in 39 reviews)

  • Some departments have no work life balance and you work really long hours (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Information Security Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The health and wellness benefits

    Cons

    It's like high school all over again. Pettiness, insecurities, middle management fostering that type of environment within the group so everyone is basically talking about each other behind their back it's dysfunctional. Don't kiss up and yes your manager even though you know the decisions are wrong you get the boot and I don't mean a trip to Italy.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the dynamics of certain departments and if there is a trend that people are leaving or being let go above the norm in a certain area check your managers because they are the problem.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits slowly eroding"

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

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair amount of job security. Onsite amenities like gym, cafeteria, are good (if you work in a corporate office).

    Cons

    Lower than average pay. Resistance from all levels of management on flexible work arrangements. Slowly forcing employees to work in cattle pens with no regard to productivity.

    Advice to Management

    We aren't getting paid like I-bankers, don't expect us to work like them. Give clearer instructions to your middle level management so the worker bees aren't trying to come up with 10 different intrepretations of what they want.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Need for change and diversity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the employees are nice and willing to help and give some info that helps with my role

    Cons

    Poor leadership, HR for the site needs improvement, if you are a woman of strong character and direct, it is not received well or respected. They say they want feedback however leadership role ambiguity, expectations are not clear and conflict with fleet expectation. Politics causes slow change, if any change at all, procedures only used when it benefits someone's agenda and if you do not agree with opinions you are viewed negatively. Many people have only worked in energy and only at the site, which causes issues with best practices being shared when new people come in, or a close minded approach to anything an outsider suggests. Benefits are ok, and work life balance is encouraged, but you do end up having to devote a lot of time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training for leadership at sites and fleet, initiatives need to be address correctly based on the procedures, focus on change and transformation management training or utilize people who have experience with certifications. encourage acceptance of all, diversity exists in charter as well as many other things and it seems to be something that is lost.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Life at Nextera Energy"

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

    Pros

    Pays better than the average for Florida. The benefits are very good as well, & facilities are very nice. Mostly very talented & smart people.

    Cons

    Poor leadership among several people in the Director, VP, & Division President level. This results in chaos & lack of performing the fundamentals & drives an excessive micro management culture. This lots of low to no value added work, & causes extra costs from vendors due to extra reports required / requested.

    Constant drive to cut costs, but increased demands for extra reports. This puts more work on people left at the company & reduces their work life balance.

    Lack of a vision then the execution needed to deliver it. This is a huge issue at the VP & Directors and causes chaos among the managers, Leads, etc. to chase lots of incorrect goals & perform lots of excessive rework. For a company lead my an ex-GE executive one would believe the company would embrace Lean Six Sigma & Six Sigma. However, if you see inside & see all the rework one would conclude the company says "they do", but reality is do to poor leaders (who are in roles 1 to 3 levels higher than they should be in) causes people to change proceesses frequently & do excessive rework.

    Lastly, an abusive / bullying culture. Several leaders in Senior leadership roles are bully's & tend to be abusive of people that achieve the results to allow them to receive their EXCESSIVE Pay packages.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the basics of vision & execution. Review your Directors on up & if you note if in your company review if employees note a Director or VP are viewed or ranked poorly take action to make changes.

    Take your Six Sigma people & gain insight into the rework problem & refocus the talented people to done more value added work.

    Actually deliver on promoting internal people versus going outside the company, if you value people (give corporate America is now knowledge based economy) why would you not want reward the talented people, but instead watch them get their promotion at your competitors? Seems like a bad management style & expensive way to get talent by constantly having to spend low value time for people interviewing. People don't quit jobs they quit "Managers". This means review your employee turnover by manager.


  5. "A company that needs an infusion of talented people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Management Analyst in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Management Analyst in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary to skill ratio is high for Florida. Benefits are respectable and the mission is important. The stock is doing well and it is a company that one can stay at for a lifetime if you play the cards correctly.

    Cons

    People - most are engaged in making improvements difficult as there is a strong culture of maintaining the status quo. The company does try to launch improvement projects but they generally yield poor results due to the people.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture, improve the people, make it a place people want to work instead of a place people have to work.


  6. "Maintenance Coach"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Coach in Sayreville, NJ
    Former Employee - Maintenance Coach in Sayreville, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Salary is on par with employers

    Cons

    Horrible Healthcare compared to competitors. Company only cares about saving money. You will have extremely limited resources.

    Advice to Management

    Run power plants with more then a shoe string budget


  7. Helpful (4)

    "NEER Wind Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Juno Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career-catapulting, great networking when possible, handful of decent people, amazing experience for your next job

    Cons

    Toxic culture, hypocritical values preaching, unhealthy means of competition that breeds under-the-rug animosity, unprofessional behavior at every level, so much gossip, no courtesy or empathy, unfair bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    "If you're looking for a significant, six-figure bonus, we need to have a conversation about whether this is the right career for you." Oh I get it. We do all the work and you get all the bonus. Thanks for the experience. Later.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Field OPS Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Field Operation Engineer in Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Field Operation Engineer in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    safe company to work for

    Cons

    no values to employees and pay scale


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Wind Technician 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Wind Technician Itinerant II in Watauga, TX
    Former Employee - Wind Technician Itinerant II in Watauga, TX

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will become very physically fit.

    Cons

    Awful management. They do not trust their workers.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Engineers are undervalued."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Seabrook, NH
    Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Seabrook, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture developed over the years on site. Friendly employees that will take time to pass down knowledge.

    Cons

    Transitioning to a headquarters led organization. HQ is out of touch with sites. Forcing new culture on site. Moral decreasing despite record performance years. Engineers are offered below market salaries with weak salary growth. The company has a hard time attracting and retaining young talent. Managers at HQ that are in charge of site personnel are disconnected and oblivious to employees' needs and accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to share more of the wealth with onsite workers instead of demanding more than perfection.


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