Black Hills Power

Black Hills Power Reviews

3 Reviews
3 Reviews

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David R. Emery
3 Ratings

    An Excellent Opportunity for Engineering Students.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Gillette, WY

    I worked at Black Hills Power as an intern (less than a year)


    As an engineering student on an eight month co-op, I was treated as an equal to the engineering staff. It was a great way to get an idea of what working for a utility would be like after graduation. The tasks assigned were not ‘busy-work’, but real issues that needed engineering assistance to be remedy the problem.


    Projects may seem limited, but you are working with an 8-month window as a co-op student, so that is expected.

    Positive Outlook
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    Power-lineman Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hot Springs, SD
    Anonymous Employee in Hot Springs, SD
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    I applied online – interviewed at Black Hills Power in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Good overall interview, they paid for my mileage and food. But what I thought was a unfair was their selection process, only peiple from the area were interveiwed, and the person selected for the position had connections with in the company. I have lost a lot of respect for this utility company and in the future will look else ware for a job. YOU BETTER HAVE CONNECTIONS IN ORDER TO GET HIRED BY THIS COMPANY, they dont care how much you know and work ethic. You better be buddy-buddy with some one up their food chain.

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Headquarters Rapid City, SD
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Mount Rushmore is a monument to the powerful in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Black Hills Power, formed in 1941, the same year the Mount Rushmore was completed, gets power to the people. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to 66,000 customers. Its 9,300 service area encompasses western South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming, and southeastern Montana. The utility became a subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation in 2000. Its five electric power plants are fueled by low-sulphur Wyoming coal, mined by Black Hills Corp.'s unit Wyodak Resource Development... More

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