MDU Resources Reviews

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MDU Resources President, CEO, and Director Terry D. Hildestad
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  1.  

    Excellent Company

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

    I worked at MDU Resources

    Pros

    Integrity, Growing Company, Diversified Energy Company

    Cons

    Headquarters in Bismarck, ND, Career advancement difficult at Utility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stagnant But Satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Bismarck, ND

    I have been working at MDU Resources

    Pros

    Some 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company not what it used to be

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

    I have been working at MDU Resources

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you focus on the employees, they will be happy they work for you and will work that much harder for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    MDU-Utility

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

    I worked at MDU Resources full-time

    Pros

    Loved my work, great coworkers

    Cons

    Awful 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 ManagementAdvice

    Find 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Current Employee - Engineer II

    I have been working at MDU Resources

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so sluggish with decisions and communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at MDU Resources

    Pros

    Depending 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.

    Cons

    Somewhat 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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