Black Hills Corporation

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Benefits used to be good

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Worker Bee  in  Omaha, NE
Current Employee - IT Worker Bee in Omaha, NE

Pros

401K benefits are very good.
Co-Workers are excellent

Cons

Managers expect you to work 50+ hours a week. If you don't work excessive hours then don't ever expect an excellent review or a promotion.

Good ol' boy network with very few woman and/or minorities in the department.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try having a life so your employees can as well.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Black Hills Corporation

  1. 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

    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
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    All in all a good place to work

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, mission, vision, values

    Cons

    Work life balance is not easy to attain, not many varied positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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