MidAmerican Energy Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
22 Reviews

3.2
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Love it,,,the rest of the lineman constantly complain how the company has done them wrong...all while they make 100k

    Former Employee - Lineman  in  Rock Island, IL
    Former Employee - Lineman in Rock Island, IL

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good $ and I only work about only 3 hours a day

    Cons

    get supervisors that have some cahones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the slackers!

  2.  

    Wondered what working for Enron was like, now I know.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Design Tech  in  Red Oak, IA
    Former Employee - Operations Design Tech in Red Oak, IA

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no pros. This company will mess with you and your fellow employees.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Upper management say's one thing but does something else. No clear direction. All is by word of mouth so they won't be culpable. Expensive out of pocket health insurance (high deductible-$3k). Accounting games with jobs to show more capital than maintenance. Not transparent with the public on what happens to the electrical system. Cuts corners on maintenance. Will work you to the max. without any acknowledgement or compensation. Min raise in salary. Management uses threats of termination to direct what they want done. If you give 2 weeks or more notice upon quitting. Company will sandbag you so they can cheat you out of your P.T.O.. and try to mess up your work record. I doesn't make a difference if you are a goof off or stellar employee-they will treat you both the same-bad!! You do not want to work here unless you are very desperate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice because they are all crooked from the director level up to the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very stable career, yearly training budget for IT, average pay and very good benefit package.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst Staff  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Analyst Staff in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable, training budget, average pay and very good benefit package.

    Cons

    Not a very good place for talented people as the company doesn't really need the best IT people out there, but the good ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be able to evaluate IT talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Traditional, good pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Opposed to change, few training or talent development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initial new hire training would be very beneficial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy full-time

    Pros

    Pays well and the people there are great to work with.

    Cons

    Training is not the best for a new employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Benefits Administrator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy

    Pros

    Good interview-not that difficult. Just all work reality type of questions

    Cons

    They give positive words toward application but will notify you more than a week that the job has been offered to someone!

  8.  

    Great company, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy full-time

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunity, and the future is bright!

    Cons

    The company has issues like all, but no cons that would prevent me from not working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunities with advancement opportunities.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy

    Pros

    Great hours. Great pay.Good management.

    Cons

    There really were no cons.

  10.  

    Stable work, but ultimately a dead end.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, so your job is stable. The benefits are fairly good, if not inexpensive. Lack of holidays are offset by 2-3 floating holidays. Company takes safety seriously.

    Cons

    Employees' skills are often mismatched with their responsibilities. Extraordinarily difficult to receive a promotion and nearly impossible to receive a raise. Middle management is extremely poor, particularly when it comes to hiring. Your starting salary will dictate your pay throughout your tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be afraid to hire outside of your department, particularly those who are likely underemployed at the firm. 100% of the minorities in my office were hired by a single person. That's inconceivable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Acceptable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job Security, Great Annual Bonus,

    Cons

    Benefits are Going Downhill, Large Work Load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop Management Effectively

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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