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Culture of Sickness

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA

I worked at Energy Northwest full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Technically part of the State of Washington. So you are able get state benifits.

Cons

The managers are power hungry and the micromanagement is the worst i have everseen. The IT department experianced a turnover rate of 50% in 3 years 2007 - 2010. For some IT companies this may be normal. But, these are good paying IT jobs in an area where there a very view IT jobs.

Advice to Management

Replace All management and start over. There is a reason this is one of the worst ranked Nuclear Power Plants in the US.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Energy Northwest is cleaning house: Engineering 04-06, Inormation Technology 06-08, Training is next.

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    Current Employee - IT Architect in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Richland, WA

    I have been working at Energy Northwest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    state retirement, vacation time, and wages.

    Cons

    physically ugly place to work, Sr management is using a nazi approach to get rid of middle-management, which trickles down to a bad work environment for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please make Oxenford try a different approach to "cleaning house".


  2. Helpful (2)

    If we had Senior leadership, Energy Northwest would be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Training in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Training in Richland, WA

    I have been working at Energy Northwest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are great. Will go out of there way to help you. 1st and 2nd level management is pretty good here. Despite my negative comments below, if you can ignore the lack of leadership at the top, it can be a reasonably fun place to work. For young people, about 30-35 %of the workforce due to retire in 1-5 years.

    Cons

    There is no leadership at the Senior level. Despite saying how important people are, seem to view employees as "broken". Nuclear industry is highly procedural and regulatory bound. Mgt style right out of the fifties. Trying to "engage" employees by setting up a latte stand, an on-site shredder for people to bring confidential paper from home (identity theft), and gimmick ,incentives, while at the same time wrint a policy to discipline a person for being late to a training class, focusing on lates to training, and late on reports , errors in e-mails instead of actual quality and quantity of work is a good indicator that they don't understand "employee engagemnt" at all.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in someone from Johnson and Johnson, Google, United Parcel Service, or Herb Kelleher from Southwest to advise them on how to lead.


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