Black Hills Corporation

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Black Hills Corporation Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
5 Reviews
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Black Hills Corporation Chairman, President, and CEO David R. Emery
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  1.  

    Growing and diverse operations keep things interesting.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation

    Pros

    Many opportunities...for those willing to pursue them.

    Cons

    Hmmm...nothing significant other than continuing to mature structure as growth continues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to share here...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a mature company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers in general. Nice flexibility for things that have to happen during a work day.

    Cons

    Poor pay, mediocre benefits, management makes extremely short sighted decisions based on short term profit. Company constantly spews anti-environmental propaganda to employees and attempts to get them to lobby politicians on their behalf. Meaningless "goals" set by management that have nothing to do with actual productivity or work but directly affect pay and bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have the opportunity to be at the forefront of cleaning up the energy industry but you intentionally fight to continue polluting as much as you can get away with, try to do better.

    Stop making short sighted decisions for the company to increase your profits and start making long term decisions that make the company more efficient and functional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It is a ok company but has lots of politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time

    Pros

    A big utility with good benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of entrenched employees have power over other newer employees and can be vengeful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Individually the managers are great but overall the management culture can be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good job, not a career opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dependent on your manager, can be a good flexible schedule for work/life balance, steady reliable company, good health benefits.

    Cons

    Raises are essentially cost of living-not a noticeable increase, promotions are few and far between, and generally only occur if someone leaves the company. Compensation is at the low-end for industry peers. Management is cliquish. Have heard of at least 4 initiatives to explore diversity and women's opportunities at the company but have never seen anything come out of it.

  6.  

    Neutral

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Competent middle management...good opportunities for leadership development....

    Cons

    Seems to be significant disconnect from top to bottom...given size of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be cautious of sacrificing customer service for the bottom line...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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