Duke Energy Employee Reviews

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Duke Energy
Station Agent (Current Employee) –  IndianaJanuary 5, 2017
Upper management bigger picture of the future does not always get the message understood at the Power Plant level. Meaning their ideas do not specifically relate to making MW, staying available (Plant health to run when called). The best part of the job are the people you work with and meet along the way. It is a very competitive market being hammered to stay on budget and get projects completed on time make work/life balance difficult. Never a dull moment.
Pros
Frequent free lunches, some flexibility with time depending on management
Cons
Way too many meetings. More than often run over in time due to no moderator.
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Duke energy has lost focus on core business and solely concerned with it's shareholders.
Work management (Former Employee) –  Crystal River, FLNovember 25, 2016
Management provides little effective leadership and suffers from reacting to every little event in an attempt to be politically correct in the eyes of shareholders. Expectations and standards to quality are no longer the driving force of daily operations. Leadership holds no one accountable for important practices and procedures.
Pros
Good wages, compensation and benefits
Cons
Currently Under staffed to dangerous levels, and still reducing force
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Challenging work, long hours, good people
Owner Oversight/Lead Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seneca, SCDecember 28, 2016
Working as a PM or engineer at a nuclear station can be difficult with ever changing NRC mandated responses to RFI and physical plant modifications

Typical Day - 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 2-4 hrs in meetings, emergent issues

Learned - leave work at work, safety in mind for all activities,

Management - Plant Management is good but they are judged by Corporate Management which often demand constant above and beyond efforts from all site personnel for long durations

Co-workers - Overall very good, some office politics are apparent at year end appraisals

Hardest - 60+ hour weeks for >3 years

Enjoyable - Ability to provide criticism w/o fear of retribution
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Lack of required personnel for backup and to deplete backlogs
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productive workplace
IT Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCJanuary 10, 2017
acted as liaison between business users and IT personnel to translate user needs into IT application development terminology for developers
set up Active Directory security for the applications my department developed
used Microsoft Excel and VBA quite often to develop systems to reduce time-consuming or repetitive tasks
Pros
flexible work schedule
Cons
manager located in another city
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Good Company
Electrical / I&C Maintenance Outage Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Hartsville, SCNovember 8, 2016
Demanding work requires high standards, integrity, engaged attitude. The hardest part of working in this environment is the stress. The most enjoyable part of the job is the privilege of working with some of the best people this world has to offer. Dedicated, smart, hard working people. It made me a better human being by being around these people.
Pros
Great people
Cons
High stress, terrible hours. Must be able to give up week ends, holidays
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Horrible benefits. Lowest paid municipality in state. Ran by scare tactics instead of actual relationship with emp
Lineman Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Apopka, FLOctober 13, 2016
Company is run by scare tactics. Horrible benefits package. Lowest paid municipality in Florida. Managers would rather have employees scared to do anything wrong than have a relationship with them. Crew moral is extremely low. Crew on other hand is great to work with and make the day enjoyable. Love what I do. Typical day is filled with pole change outs line extensions and replacing underground cable.
Pros
Decent people to work with
Cons
Short breaks no health care no incentive to work life away
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Never a dull moment
Sr Administrative Specialist (Current Employee) –  Winter Garden, FLNovember 22, 2016
We are customer service oriented electricity provider. A typical day is buzzing with many activities going on simultaneously and constant interactions not only with our external customers but also with internal departments.
Pros
competitive salaries, benefits, safety oriented
Cons
job instabilities as well as decisions made by the. leadership
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Design Engineering and Project Engineering
I&C/Digital Engineer/Responsible Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hartsville, SCNovember 22, 2016
Excellent place to work.
This employment involved conceptual engineering developing an engineering package for material procurement and implementation instructions.
However, this industry has become economically challenged and contract work has been suspended.
Pros
Design Engineering
Cons
None
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Everyone working here is always under the gun.
Construction and Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Lake Wales, FLSeptember 24, 2016
If your not in the click, your on your way out. This company does not treat people fairly or honestly. You always feel like you have to look over your shoulder for someone who is watching your every move. There is no trust, even if you have done nothing to promote that untruthfulness. It's a stab in the back kind of outfit if you know what I mean.
Pros
Pay, Benifits, Blue collored workers.
Cons
Upper Management team, Cut throat atmosphere. Threatining
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Good Employees but culture is prohibitive to advancement for all
Director (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 20, 2016
Great People. Growing company. Need to focus on Talent Management and aligning talent with company strategic plans and goals. If talent were challenged and placed in appropriate positions, the company would prosper. Changes occur at the very top and new talent is hired, but middle and upper middle management is not optimized.
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Challenging work environment
ETL Developer (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 25, 2016
The project work I worked on was challenging and fun. I was able to write some interesting and complicated code. The people at Duke are hard working and dedicated, unfortunately they have too many mid-level managers and not enough people actually doing the work. Especially in the development house.
Pros
Challenging work
Cons
Management
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Mostly Negative Experience
Supply Chain Employee (Former Employee) –  North CarolinaAugust 31, 2016
Work-home life balance is fair from a time perspective but you are so covered up with work (from combined positions resulting from merger) your home life is poor. Hard to turn off the stress. Compensation is fair. No job security. If they need to lay you off to save money , they will after 20 years or 25 years. Time or knowledge is of no concern. CEO gets morally unacceptable and ridiculous raises while kicking people in the pants on their way out the door. Very arrogant upper level management. A lot of managers who don't know what they are doing. Nepotism abounds.
Pros
Annual bonus in March
Cons
Nobody likes their job. There for the money.
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Duke Energy is a good company to work for and always got good positive reviews .
Planner/Scheduler, Electrical Modification (Former Employee) –  Oconee Nuclear StationNovember 4, 2016
A good company to work for. fair to the employees and good pay. safety is taken very serious .
have had good supervisors over the years and felt very secure in my job.
Pros
I liked working 4 ten hours a day with fridays off.
Cons
none
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Professional enviroment, job security, outstanding management.
CM Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Crystal River, FLSeptember 13, 2016
Every day was challenging and interesting, meetings with managers and engineers.
Project Management and Coordination.
Management was helpful and supportive.
Co-workers were friendly, professional and helpful.
Dealing with Contractors.
interacting with all the different teams for one common goal.
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Professional and quiet place to work
Designer I (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCDecember 19, 2016
I have enjoyed my time with Duke Energy and looked forward to gaining more experience. But due to Business Constraints I will not have that opportunity.
Pros
Located Uptown Charlotte
Cons
Lots of management changes have made the relaxed invironment none existant.
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Typical
Public Relations Assistant (Current Employee) –  Asheville, NCSeptember 22, 2016
It's a typical Fortune 500 company. Very hesitant on new ideas. Not very open to innovation or transparency. Employee culture is not open to change. If you do not live in Charlotte or Raleigh then forget about getting a job outside of line technicians and engineering. They do not actively use remote technology.
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Analyst (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHNovember 28, 2016
Great pay but no room for advancement unless you know someone or are an Engineer. Too many changes, just for the sake of changing. Some Sr Managers not open to dissenting opinions.
Pros
Great pay and benefits, Good co-workers
Cons
No advancement for older employees, too much nepotism
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Terrible company to work for
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCDecember 4, 2016
This company is terrible to work for. They fire people for making mistakes that didn't affect anybody in anyway, they are very sneaky and don't keep you informed about anything going on regarding human resource issues.
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No time to train people.
Materials Engineer (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCDecember 14, 2016
Cracked nuclear reactors and no time for training. I was only on the job for like six weeks before they tried to get me to lie about a crack in the hpi nozzle of the Oconee nuclear station. Total freak show. No training and old infrastructure.
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great working environment, a lot of learning opportunities
Business analyst (Current Employee) –  CharlotteJanuary 5, 2017
working with this company has provided me a lot of opportunities to learn new things, and everybody is very open for new creative ideas, and help you in achieving your vision.
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