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Progress Energy Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Was a decent company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progress Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules to choose from.
    Average salaries and benefits.
    Multiple work locations which can be a plus.

    Cons

    Current company is in flux as it is absorbed by Duke Energy based out of Charlotte.
    No career paths provided or promoted unless you are willin to move.

    Advice to Management

    Build trust and provide career paths to allow progression from within.


  2. "It was better without Duke"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Progress Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Transparency of Senior Management's actions, integrity, great people to work with and to work for

    Cons

    Communication has come a long way in the last 11 years but cross departmental was restricted, I.T. seems to drive everything in the company instead of the other way around.

    Advice to Management

    You should have steered clear of the Duke merger because that is one unethical, backstabbing group of executive managers

  3. "One of the better utilities I have worked for"

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

    Pros

    Ethical, caring, management sacrifices for employees, management support for project development and employee ideas, intentional efforts to increase diversity in upper management.

    Cons

    Difficult to obtain a promotion without changing positions. This allows employees with skills, experience and talent to be lost to other parts of the company where they are not as effective just so they can get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Analyze the promotion strategy within the technical lines of promotion to prevent arbitrarily holding employees at a lower level because a quota is filled at a higher level.


  4. "Great experience and people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Analyst (Contractor) in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Resource Analyst (Contractor) in Cary, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    There was no distinction between contractor and permanent employees. They treated us all the same.

    Cons

    Over work of full time permanent employees because of poor resource allocation / management.


  5. "It's a job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dunwoody, GA

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy work and somewhat laid back

    Cons

    It's a stressful and depressing, considering you are dealing with peoples' electricity.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more power to help the customer


  6. "Good company cares about it's employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Land Agent in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Land Agent in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Caring
    Good benefits
    Mgmt is willing to help w/time off
    Great co workers and fun
    Strong emphasis on diversity, safety, etc.

    Cons

    Tough to get to next level
    Limited resources for advancement
    Lots of travel and driving
    Tough to get answers from other workgroups some times

    Advice to Management

    Provide targetted training for career goals. Allow oustide networking and training. Continue with benefits like flex time, overtime compensation, and open communication.


  7. "My experience was ok."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    The company, and energy industry is growing.

    Cons

    The company does not take care of its people.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the work ethic of your employees

  8. "excellent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  9. "great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Is all about who you know..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Job security
    Getting taking over by Duke

    Cons

    Where do I begin

    1) They grandfather people into technical roles...if you come from the outside they require for you to be highly educated and have years of experience...not until you begin working you realize everyone else in here were not require to have a degree for similar role as yours...and they lack the experience or expertise

    2) The good ole boys is alive and well in this company. Forget about moving up on your career here...unless you know someone who is willing to pull strings good luck

    3) There is no diversity here barely any African Americans, Asians or Hispanics working here.

    4) People get put on technical roles without having no education....all due cause they know someone in upper management...I have seen first hand folks who have the education and experience be shot down due to not being well connected and they cant move into roles that fit their education and background.

    5) The company does not pay for performance..You can be walking on water and you will still get your standard 1-3% raise a year.If you spend most of your time playing their games you may get 5%

    6) Most folks in upper management have no clue about technology...

    7) The more skills you have or the willingness to go above and beyond the more responsibilities they will throw at you

    8) There is no accountability for mistakes meter techs make or anyone else for that matter....even when the mistakes cost the company millions...the same attitude is found thru out the company...is all who you know.

    9) The managers are cheap and get ticked off if you try to signed up for training...anything that has to do with payin little extra money you are discourage from.No clear direction from Management how to improve your role thru training or additional courses outside of work. Feels like you are working at Burger Joint or as garbage picker...

    10) I hate to say this but due to the lack of diversity most things are one sided...

    11) Yearly raises are a joke and almost non-existent

    12) you are under paid and good luck trying to get a decent salary when they offer you the job.

    13) Almost non existent information sharing about the job and roles and lack of communication with issues goes all the way to the top.

    14) Am not sure how this place can be one of the most admire utilities to work for..

    15) IF YOU EVER get a job offer here MAKE sure you have in writing your responsibilities....you will find yourself
    doing other responsibilities not in your job description!! I know this is the same for other industries but they take it a step above.

    16) If you happen to be vital to the operations...and you are looking to move to a new role...THEY CAN AND WILL BLOCK you from moving...PERMANENTLY...EVEN IF YOU DECIDE to leave the company they rather loose an employee than allow him or her to move to a role more fitting to their career....what sort of logic is that?

    I been here over two years and am ready looking to leave and not look back. There are some good people but the way management acts shadows that.

    Advice to Management

    I hope when Duke takes over they clean house and bring competent people in. You have people with no background in engineering, managing and making engineering decisions....


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