Black Hills Power

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Black Hills Power Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
3 Reviews
3.8
3 Reviews

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David R. Emery
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  1.  

    An Excellent Opportunity for Engineering Students.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mostly very positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Operator in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Unit Operator in Gillette, WY

    I have been working at Black Hills Power full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits package is good.
    The senior management team seems to be heading the Company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Very little advancement opportunities in my particular group. Local (middle) management seems to not care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the guys in the field a lot more; the chain of command exists for a reason, but try not to allow that to be a bar from open communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweatshop with great benefits!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department Labor in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - IT Department Labor in Rapid City, SD

    I have been working at Black Hills Power

    Pros

    Great benefits! Market competitive salaries and above average benefits (high 401K match, affordable insurance, etc.).

    Cons

    Sweatshop mentality even though they stress work-life balance. Management does not practice what it preaches. Example: company stresses energy efficiency opportunities to customers but does not practice it internally (no recycling, no energy controls for lighting, computers, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go visit the various company sites. Notice the lack of decent office chairs, single bathrooms with single stall shared by 50+ employees, etc. We don't need first class, just a comfortable, decent working environment that shows some class.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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