Black Hills Corporation

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Black Hills Corporation Reviews in Rapid City, SD

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Black Hills Corporation Chairman, President, and CEO David R. Emery
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    A growing company with good people who want to make a positive difference in the communitities they work in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation

    Pros

    I believe there are lots of positives. Some of the highlights are great benefits, strong 401K match and company contribution, generous vacation, good salary level, and training. The company is very diversified which helps keep it stable through these tough times.

    Cons

    We all work hard here and cost cutting is always a priority...but I'd rather we be careful and frugal so we don't have layoffs or other negative surprises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up...you're on the right track. It would be nice to see and talk with you in person more often.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work comes first for this company, personal and family time second.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Accountant in Rapid City, SD

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation

    Pros

    Established stable company with great opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Extensive hours required to complete position responsibilities. Very little time for family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand professional work force to allow for the companies growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competitive benefits and compensation but poor management and culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Telecom Engineer in Rapid City, SD
    Former Employee - Senior Telecom Engineer in Rapid City, SD

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are very competitive, and are actually better than most companies are. Good percent matching to 401K; good profit sharing plan; good health insurance.

    Cons

    Management (in IT) does not communicate well at all.
    No training opportunities despite the opposite being referenced on its corporate and career websites.
    No employee recognition and no team building processes.
    The call center (customer service department) was also a low priority to management so there systems and processes are behind the curve in technology and ability.
    Corporate management thinks that shareholder value is the absolute most important above all else (including quality customer service).
    This is still a "good, ole boy company" and has not advanced along with 21st century ideologies; in other words, getting a corner office is more important than doing quality work and providing top-notch customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your management in executive and in IT to bring in modern skills sets and abilities. In addition, the effort placed on "corporate diversity" is laughable at best, and actually borders on incompetent. I recommend bringing in a (proven) outside consulting firm to assist the company in learning how to move into the 21st century, and realize that energy based on coal is not the only path forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
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