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Progress Energy Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Excellent Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When it was Progress Energy it had the best benefits around the city. Flexible work environment. Employees were valued and challenged to the next level. The new Duke Energy does not bring to the table what Progress Energy offered their employees.

    Cons

    May work alot of hours.

    Advice to Management

    The company should have remained Progress Energy and not Duke Energy.


  2. "Challenging, rewarding, and supportive work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress Energy full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, many opportunities for career growth and learning, supportive management, family-like culture makes you feel like you're part of the team, can-do / get it done attitude by staff is energizing

    Cons

    Most of the best parts of Progress were lost during the Duke Energy merger, and many good employees were replaced with inexperienced staff. I've never seen culture erode so fast as it did at the combined Progress Energy / Duke Energy


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Account Executive in Mount Dora, FL
    Former Employee - Lead Account Executive in Mount Dora, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Progress Energy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Impowered and safe.

    Cons

    None. Other than aquired by Duke.

    Advice to Management

    Good management team.


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  5. "My life was great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great people, enjoyed going to work.

    Cons

    Merged with Duke Energy. That is it.

    Advice to Management

    Stay cool. That is all.


  6. "Progress Energy is a great place to launch a career, but not a great place to advance."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, tuition reimbursment, great training, good working conditions, excellent place to start a career.

    Cons

    They aren't good about advancing careers. They often pigeon-hole employees into certain jobs and don't see the value employees could offer in different roles. Difficult to move up in that company unless you are kissing up to management.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that employees are a precious resource. Tyr to find ways to develop them and help them advance at Progress Energy. If you don't then you will pay for their education and training and another company will reap the benefits of it.


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    "Pretty Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good feed back on work performance and ethic
    Management is supportive of career development
    Good salary, bonus, and benefits package

    Cons

    Can beat issues over the head
    Some organizational developments not shared until late
    Seemingly arbitrary amount of experience needed for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Do not treat employees like children at times
    Tolerate less secrecy around organizational changes
    Evaluate on work performance more for promotion


  8. "Progress Energy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most coworkers are understanding and are willing to teach/mentor a new employee.
    Safety Culture is excellent.
    There are some great managers within the company that an employee can learn from.

    Cons

    Lack of formalized training for many of the positions.
    Large responsibilities are often handed to an employee without adequate training.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better training program for all employee levels within the company.
    Create a better way for employees to provide candid feedback.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Exemplary Internship Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One mentor per intern
    Competitive pay
    Living allowance for out of state location
    Electrical engineers are top notch there

    Cons

    Work is dull
    Work environment is extremely quiet. There is little day to day brainstorming and discussion.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, a great business model. Management cares.


  10. "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    stability, good benefits, alternate work schedules

    Cons

    need to come into the 21st century and offer telecommuting as they would any other offering. right now is very limited if at all

    Advice to Management

    keep the transparency going


  11. "excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Financial Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Financial Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    stable and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    not exciting, sometimes boring, but not stressful


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