NiSource Reviews

33 Reviews
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NiSource President & CEO Robert C. (Bob) Skaggs, Jr.
Robert C. (Bob) Skaggs, Jr.
20 Ratings
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    Good But

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

    I worked at NiSource full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits and vacation plan, 3 weeks after 1 year. Promotes from within. No micromanaging, very laid back. Great place to retire from.

    Cons

    First and foremost the USW Union runs the company and that's no joke. If a supervisor or manager holds anyone accountable the union bands together to force that person out. Management is at their mercy. Because they promote from within (except executive management who generally come from Duke Energy) everyone is constantly moving around and as a result there are no established procedures or rules. Departments push for additional union manpower but their current manpower puts in about 4 hours worth of work in an 8 hour day. They don't put any money into the companies infrastructure or buildings unless it's the generation stations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop moving management around so often. Develop and implement policies and procedures so employees can be held accountable.

    Recommends
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NiSource Interviews

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Fleet Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at NiSource in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very lengthy process because they are slow. Application then wait. Phone interview then wait. In-person interview where they use the STAR method of interviewing generally with two management and one HR employees. Oh and then wait. Then they'll call to make a job offer then once accepted they do background checks so you can expect to wait 3 weeks to actually start. All and all probably 3-4 months to get aboard.

    Interview Questions
    • STAR method of tell me a time when you had to deal with a difficult employee, etc, etc, etc. Just do an internet search of STAR questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. Just accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

NiSource Awards & Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.nisource.com
Headquarters Merrillville, IN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public (NI)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

NiSource is the main energy source for resourceful Americans living in the Midwest, the South, and New England. The company's utility subsidiaries distribute natural gas to about 3.3 million customers in seven states via 60,000 miles of pipeline. NiSource also generates, transmits, and distributes power to some 455,000 customers in 20 counties in its home state through its largest subsidiary, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). NiSource owns one of the largest natural gas transmission and underground storage systems in the US (capable of storing more than... More

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