Cascade Natural Gas Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
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  1. A great place for well earned labor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cascade Natural Gas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outside all day working with customers, coworkers or solo. Wonderful variety.

    Cons

    Some organizations issues but nothing that can't be overcome. Occasionally some customers are very difficult to work with.

  2. Can't Recommend

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

    I have been working at Cascade Natural Gas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a great company to work for before they were sold to MDU and the office was moved to Kennewick. Few people made the move so there has been lots of turnover and inexperienced employees coming in.

    Cons

    Ineffective management and poor treatment of employees. Most current employees are either looking for new work or just hanging on till retirement. With high turnover, new employees are not being well mentored.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and "With Integrity". Just because it's in your slogan doesn't mean it happens on its own. Make people proud of where they work again.

  3. Solid company to work for and managed well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennewick, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennewick, WA

    I have been working at Cascade Natural Gas full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many perks and community sponsorship opportunities

    Cons

    Working environment of cubicle offices

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  5. Under New Management

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

    I worked at Cascade Natural Gas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Prior to the acquisition by MDU, CNGC was a fabulous place to work. The people at Cascade Natural Gas where the best. It felt like family. Management took care of it's people and accomodating to various emloyee needs offering flexibility in scheduled hours. It was a fun place to work with a true team oriented environment. Old management got 5 stars.

    Cons

    New management is very old school in their management style and dollar driven. They moved the headquarters to Kennewick, WA. Nearly 80% of the office personnel chose not to relocate. Management of MDU was dishonest with their intentions. New management get two stars.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the 'Gool 'ol boy' network and advance with the times.

  6. Great little utility company in the Pacific Northwest that I'm glad has taken me in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rates & Conservation Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Rates & Conservation Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cascade Natural Gas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fellow employees are EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the business (which helps a ton because I had no prior utilities experience) and are more than willing to share their knowledge.

    Very attractive benefits and compensation package. I won't lie, you work hard for it but in terms of OT the emphasis on work/life balance is highly appreciated.

    While being very professional in terms of business, the people working at CNG are very friendly and regularly scheduled holiday events are highly entertaining.

    Cons

    No different than most other jobs in that there are certain projects that require more work and hours usual. On balance though, these projects are tackled as a team and the late nights are very few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the emphasis on communication. I say this because it is obvious (or at least there seems to me) that there is an explicit effort to speak with employees, disseminate even high-level corporate information, etc.

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