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NiSource Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
38 Reviews
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NiSource President & CEO Robert C. (Bob) Skaggs, Jr.
Robert C. (Bob) Skaggs, Jr.
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at NiSource (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are excellent. I would agree with the statement that it is a great place for stable, long-term employment.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and not innovative whatsoever. Limited upward mobility for certain groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Award salary and positions based on merit and not previous positions. Build a ladder of promotions and raises so that people are incentivized to improve and not watch other less-qualified co-workers advance.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX

    I worked at NiSource as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The hours are great because nobody puts in any work over 40 a week. Fridays are especially care-free. The people are helpful and answer your questions. They do a good job of assigning work to their interns.

    Cons

    History of firing a lot of people and then not hiring enough people to make up for the lost work.
    Overall lazy workforce ready to retire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid assets and good potential for growth but executive management in this division is in disarray.

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

    I worked at NiSource full-time

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are competitive. Rank and file know their business and good to work with and open to new ideas if presented properly

    Cons

    The ongoing change in management which is not driven by business growth creates angst and morale issues beyond what could be considered average for a public company of this size

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Merger problems?

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

    I worked at NiSource full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, clear direction from Sr. Management.

    Cons

    Long hours (10-12 hour days often), travel on short notice, lack of consideration for work/life balance (lip service only). Tension between Indiana office and Columbia Gas company (I have the impression there is still some resentment that Columbia was acquired by another company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support work life balance, don't just talk about it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Management needs to understand their workers. Not everyone comes form the same background.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NiSource full-time

    Pros

    No micromanagement; gives me more drive to work harder than when someone is always at my nose.

    Cons

    Fellow employees can be a bit nosy. Team work involves embracing other's differences, not being stuck up in opinions that arise from not knowing a person well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at NiSource full-time

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and room for career advancement and growth

    Cons

    no cons at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Large Utility, Steady Work, not for entrepreneurs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Charleston, WV

    I worked at NiSource full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable, long term employment, good pay if you understand the system and play political ball. Very large company, lots of jobs across a broad spectrum.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, limited upside, unlimited downside. 3% more efficient than a govt agency. Largely not interested in financial efficiency. New ideas are hard to get implemented. Mavericks should apply to companies that cultivate the need for new ideas and approaches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dare to bring folks that worked in the field into management. Dare to have Officers whose parents own less than 50,000 shares of NI.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The plan is the plan is the plan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Merrillville, IN

    I have been working at NiSource

    Pros

    NiSource offers great career stability. Employees are friendly and typically good to work with.

    Cons

    Significant financial obstacles and IBM problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The plan is the plan is the plan.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stick to the plan!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NiSource

    Pros

    Friendly Senior Management, relaxed atmosphere, comfortable location

    Cons

    Reactive in decision making, suppressing company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In with the new, out with the old

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Find the right path

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

    I worked at NiSource full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive with the industry. Work atmosphere for the most part is very friendly and comfortable. Job functions are pretty clearly defined by management. Upper level corporate changes indicate desire to move forward.

    Cons

    Growing pains are difficult on existing staff due to lack of, either interest in, or established protocol to permit communication vertically in corporate structure in both directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more effort in establishing and maintaining lines of communication between upper management and those in the trenches.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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