Current CEO: Gerard M. Anderson
Founded in 1886, DTE Energy was first named the Edison Illuminating Co after Thomas Alva Edison, who invented the incandescent lamp in 1879. In 1892, the company had 550 business customers across metro Detroit in industrial and manufacturing. By 1904, DTE had expanded into the automotive industry after signing its first automotive contract with the Cadillac Motor Car Company. DTE invented the electric stove for residential customers and was a pioneer in promoting electric billboards. As of 2010, DTE Energy had revenues of 8.6 billion with a net income of $630 million. Headquartered in Detroit, the company is the primary provider of electricity in southeastern Michigan.
DTE Energy is a consolidated electricity and natural gas company that provides a variety of energy-related products and services to business and residential customers.
DTE Energy has 2.1 million electric customers and 1.2 million natural gas customers in southeastern Michigan. DTE has more than 10,500 employees. DTE Energy has locations in 550 communities in Michigan and in over 26 states nationwide.
The benefits for employees at DTE Energy include an attractive package. DTE benefits include
full medical, dental, and vision coverage. Employees can elect comprehensive wellness programs, group auto and homeowners insurance, and flexible spending accounts. Employees enjoy many perks such as free parking and employee assistance and discount programs. DTE also helps employees develop professionally with career progression, training courses, and development programs. An employee assistance program is available for employees to help with work and home life balance. Other benefits include:
- Cash balance pension
- Paid holidays, vacation and an absence bank
- Eligibility for Flex Time
- Training and Development
- Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Long-term Disability Coverage
- Long-term Care Insurance
- Free Parking
The DTE culture includes core values and guiding principles that shape the personality of the company. The corporate culture is built on respect, integrity, and customer service. Management incorporates an open communication policy where employees are encouraged to share ideas, opinions, and be team players. Employees are also encouraged to give back to the millions of customers DTE serves and to volunteer with the DTE Foundation and other community initiatives the company sponsors. People who are working at DTE Energy come from diversified backgrounds in race, gender, talent, and experience.
DTE Energy careers range from administrative, customer service, management, engineering, and technical. DTE Energy also has a program specifically for MBA candidates to apply. The hiring processes for most jobs include testing and telephone and/or in-person interviews.