Progress Energy

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Progress Energy Reviews

Updated 27 July, 2014
Updated 27 July, 2014
46 Reviews

3.5
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Progress Energy President & CEO James E. Rogers
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  1.  

    Customer Service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent training,

    Cons

    Unable to transfer to different departsments

  2.  

    Admin Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay was ok like getting bonus. Safety is a big goal! Always had work to do

    Cons

    Went downhill after merger with Duke Energy! Duke doesn't really care about Progress Energy employees! New
    CEO was suppose to visit our dept and never showed up!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take employees for granted!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    Progress Energy is a great place to work! The management teams are well trained management, the company offers a nice balance of work and life, and the compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Utility regulation. Duke Energy merger until complete is a bit unsettling for associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the Duke/Progress merger outcome outstanding from a culture perspective.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging, rewarding, and supportive work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cary, NC (US)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Use to be great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people to work for

    Cons

    Share some of the downside of working at this place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    Collaborative, talented, driven group of folks

    Cons

    Disappointing to see the company disappear like so many others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When approaching a merger, make sure you take the best offer, not just the offer you think may be best for the management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Coordinator  in  Saint Petersburg, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Implementation Coordinator in Saint Petersburg, FL (US)

    Pros

    Loved everyone there and had a very successful conclusion to the project. Wish I could have been permanent instead of contract. it was a good fit.

    Cons

    Contract didn't last long enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people to work with, trained well.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great overall learning experience for entry level engineer. However, I was lucky to have a great mentor who took time to work with me.

    Cons

    I really do not have any thing bad to comment on. Other than at time employees at the plants think that central design is a separate company.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good work/life balance, and reasonable commute times in Raleigh.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    Company is pretty flexible on work schedule days with some opportunity to work from home. The commute in/out of downtown Raleigh during rush hours is not a complete crush like some other cities.

    Cons

    Not much growth going on in the utility industry so the same applies to the general employee population, not much growth. Company continuously prepares for less electric demand and is very frugal with employee training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a bit more time and money developing employee assets.

  11.  

    Motivate through intimidation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Saint Petersburg, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Contractor in Saint Petersburg, FL (US)

    Pros

    Nice views out the windows. Good location in downtown St. Pete. Met some positive, likeminded and talented people. Security guard was an angel. Seemed like morale was good on any floor except the 14th. It would make some top notch reality TV.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Bullies are rewarded with promotions. No conscious when it comes to hiring or managing contractors. They are more than willing to let a person relocate (actually highly encouraged) with their entire family and then fire them on a whim. Contractors are treated like rag dolls. Every manager finds a favorite contractor to leverage for political purposes as well as having a personal scape goat. The managment style is humiliating. The "solutions" that are chosen have more to do with executive relationships and less to do with making practical, logical decisions to better the business. Work/Life balance did not exist. If you weren't running the clock (even hourly contractors) you were viewed in a negative light. This was ridiculous because there wasn't work to be done. Management was too busy promoting stagnation rather than productivity. I have never witnessed such a negative and unhealthy abundance of ego at a job in my entire career. Teamwork was discouraged. I was told more than once not to interact with other workstreams. If you had any talent to contribute, you were better off keeping it to yourself or risk losing your job because a full-time employee suddenly became threatened by what you could contribute. A very, very dissapointing experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some serious issues that need to be addressed especially within NGDR. Managers need to understand how to manage contractors and what their purpose is to the business. There seems to be alot of ignorance on how to best leverage contractors. Good talent isn't looking to ride the company out until retirement, they are looking to perform a function and move onto the next project. Most people choose contracting for a reason and one of those reasons is to be removed from corporate politics. Contractors are neutral and should be allowed to remain that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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