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NextEra Energy, Inc. Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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NextEra Energy, Inc. President & CEO James L. Robo
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance with generous benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • The company has a good benefits and 401k program (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be a challenge depending on the business unit (in 37 reviews)

  • The expectation is hard work, long hours, constantly responding to fire drills (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Management"

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

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, great pay, supported my family

    Cons

    extended hours, not much to say


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with each day

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and too many decision makers.


  3. "Profit before People too much Commercial and Shareholder Focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Stable industry
    Decent risk appetite

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry
    Very secretive about pay scale
    Too focus on commercial / profit and don't care about people.
    Upper management thinks good bonus means they can crap on you all year round.
    Lack of equal opportunity for advancement unless someone sponsors aka likes you versus credential and qualifications.
    Work life balance is a myth

    Advice to Management

    Really Focus on people not just say it. Action speakers louder than words.


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  5. "Small plant tight budget"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small tight net community. Where everyone knows everyone

    Cons

    tight budget, work well over the standard 40hr work week with no extra pay.


  6. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Two Creeks, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Two Creeks, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay & benefits. Well compensated for the work we do. Having a changing schedule I've been able to go to many of my kids field trips. The people are nice and easy too work with.

    Cons

    Rotating shift work. The hours aren't always great. Being in operations leads to a constant changing schedule. It's 8 hour shift work to cover a 24/7 operation on the plant. It's political and you are not allowed to make a mistake.


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    "Great place to work if you are not a minority"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juno Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is well known so it is good on your resume

    Cons

    Minorities are given twice the work load as non-minorities. Minorities can only get promoted to a point, then there is no future progress. Each employee in the department gets paid different amounts. It is probably a coincidence that those who are not minorities tend to have the best work life balance and get paid significantly more than the others. Some non-minorities feel so empowered that they say the most insulting things especially to or about Hispanic and Jewish people. Minorities are just left to deal with the negative environment, extra work, and lack of growth for less pay.

    Advice to Management

    The world is changing and your management and executives should reflect more opportunities for minorities. Work should be distributed equally or according to skill level. Sometimes the quiet minority with the great credentials deserves a break too.


  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Nice company, decent pay. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Very rigid organization for the size


  9. "Proj Acct"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the gym and the cafeteria

    Cons

    don't work in project accounting

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little guys


  10. "Nuclear Industry"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated people to work with.

    Cons

    Worked over 12 hour days, 5 - 7 days per week. Immediate supervisor did not provide training for new hire who knowingly did not have operation experience for the job. He belittled the employee and did not adhere to the performance improvement plan. Manager above him did little to no investigation into the employees concerns. The mentor set the employee up for failure allowing mistakes to be made and saying, "That is the only way you are going to learn."

    Advice to Management

    Provide the necessary training to do the job or hire qualified individuals for the job.


  11. "A lot more Good than Bad"

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

    I worked at NextEra Energy, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great Leadership with a people first aqpproach

    Cons

    High cost of health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Enough with the sale of Fossil


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