Great River Energy

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Great River Energy Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Co op experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Underwood, ND
    Former Employee - Engineering in Underwood, ND

    I worked at Great River Energy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment, learnt a lot. People work over there are really good. Good package for the interns

    Cons

    Slow paced industry.not greatly shaped intern ship program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Culture and work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great River Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I really like the people I work with. The work atmosphere is positive and everyone is focused and works hard. Yet we have a lot of work/life balance and flexible work hours. I feel like they care about my wellbeing.

    Cons

    Since the financial crisis, GRE has been holding the line on costs and hiring. We're seeing a little growth now, so I'm hopeful this will loosen up a little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN

    I have been working at Great River Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    There is always lots to do

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for a Great Company

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Elk River, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Elk River, MN

    I have been working at Great River Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work/life balance is second to none. The company participates in cutting edge research for new and older plants to help improve the plant operations. Management looks for ways to improve internal promotion and skills advancement. The company takes are of its employees and will look for ways to retain employees who have experience.

    Cons

    although the second largest utility in Minnesota there are few larger plants which might restrict an employee's ability to seek further advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with ways to allow employees to advance their skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people and great work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Great River Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent, friendly and dedicated staff. Onsite fitness facilities and flexible working arrangements. Cooperative business model has many pluses. Impressive office headquarters facilities.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement potential. Difficult to identify internal opportunities that would broaden experience and allow exploration of various areas within the company, especially for senior technical professionals. This could be a temporary issue during a period of limited electric demand growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great River Energy (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very employee-friendly. Good communication from Leaders to employees.

    Cons

    Career development opportunities are limited in many areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Great River Energy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Slow Pace Environment with not may pressure

    Cons

    People are not very approachable
    Not easy environment

  9.  

    Very well managed company supported by excellent and motivated employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Great River Energy

    Pros

    Challenges, management, culture, co-workers, teamwork, location.

    Cons

    Pay is not tied directly to performance- never did understand the reason for top management's reluctance to make this the #1 factor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees about their performance, especially the few below average performers. It's only being fair to them and the only way they can effectively improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome people, great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great River Energy

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, flexible

    Cons

    some departments don't have the flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work with dedicated, smart employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN

    I have been working at Great River Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is always looking for ways to improve and ways to better serve its members. Management is talented and appreciative of the work that employees do. Great work-life balance. Headquarters is top-notch with a gym and cafeteria. Benefits and salaries are excellent. Simply put, the best job I've ever had, and it's not even close.

    Cons

    As others have mentioned, there is limited room for advancement as the organizational structure is pretty flat. The bonus of this, however, is that employees are given a lot of responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay raises have been non-existent the past few years and there is some grumbling about this among employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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