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Updated Feb 25, 2014

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3.3 6 reviews

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MDU Resources President, CEO, and Director Terry D. Hildestad

Terry D. Hildestad

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIntegrity, Growing Company, Diversified Energy Company

    ConsHeadquarters in Bismarck, ND, Career advancement difficult at Utility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stagnant But Satisfying

    Senior Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Bismarck, ND

    ProsSome of the best reasons to work at MDU Resources is the great coworkers and the fact that it is one of the best paying employers in Bismarck, ND.

    ConsThe corporate mantra is "With Integrity". Unfortunately, as with many large organizations, this philosophy is sometimes hard to find in the day to day operations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. In many cases the real value of an employee is not that they can do the day to day work but in their opinions and ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company not what it used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are really great. 1/3 off utility bill, 3 weeks vacation to start, good medical, dental, vision insurance with little out of pocket expenses.

    ConsVery little promotion potential, professional development. Focus is on shareholder value and not employee morale or satisfaction. Definitely a top down organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you focus on the employees, they will be happy they work for you and will work that much harder for you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    MDU-Utility

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLoved my work, great coworkers

    ConsAwful local management-gettnig blamed for the issues and losing credit for your successes gets REALLY old. I learned that the rule to moving up at that place must be "Do nothing, delegate everything, and know nothing about the jobs you manage"

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind your bad managers and supervisors and replace them FAST. They are the reason you have a sinking ship in the Baaken. They are right under your nose if you look.

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    Mediocre

    Engineer II (Current Employee)

    ProsMostly stable, median wages (not bad, not great).

    Conslack of promotional opportunites, high performance not rewarded fairly, overall just a big corporation with the corporate issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so sluggish with decisions and communications.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    All in all, MDU is a very good company to work for, they treat their employees pretty well.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDepending on what department you are in, you might have a good experience or a bad one. Benefits are as good as anywhere you'll find. They have a strong level of integrity and run business the right way.

    ConsSomewhat of an old boys club. If you're in the circle you're going to be groomed for success, if not, you're out of luck. Advancement more geared to engineers than other specialists.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone fairly, and look for the hidden stars within the company. There are a lot of people with good ideas that never get heard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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