MidAmerican Energy Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Good company. You can make what you want of it.

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security. Work hours can very from within the core hours. Relaxed environment as long as you are completing work on-time. Great starting pay and bonus.

    Cons

    Increase in pay is limited. My group works well as a team; however, many teams forget that we are all working for the same company and do always contribute to the best customer service they could offer.

    Advice to Management

    I support the management team and feel that the overall missions are clearly outlined. I would like to see more team-building between different groups withing the organization.

  2. Sr mgt focus is all on the bottom line and their bonus.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy

    Pros

    Your experience will depend on the department you are working in. The company strives for excellent customer service and achieves it.

    Cons

    Poor healthcare benefits; inconsistency across departments especially with work from home and PTO; HR is inconsistent with policies and procedures - one Sr VP has destroyed many careers to protect herself. Lower and management is over worked and lacks time and opportunities for training.

    Advice to Management

    Value all employees, listen to them, reward and stop the penalizing behavior for a mistake.

  3. journeyman lineman

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Lineman in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Lineman in Des Moines, IA

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

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

    Pros

    If you were hired before july of 2000 you get a match on your gross pay 401k and a , health retirement account.

    Cons

    Hired after that you get alot lower % match on your 401k and its just on your base pay 40 hrs. and no retirement health. Really there benefits are just a step above walmarts standards. $500 a month for health ins. Ect...

    Advice to Management

    Start taking care of your employees

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  5. Stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, I think people enjoy working here. I believe there is a good work-life balance which is very important to me.

    Cons

    Unfortunately I worked for a new supervisor who seriously micro managed and did not appreciate the work done by her team. It was a very stressful atmosphere and the sad part was that it didn't have to be that way,

    Advice to Management

    Survey the employees at different times, hold your supervisors as accountable as those who are supervised. If it hadn't been for my supervisor, I would probably have stayed until retirement.

  6. Great place to work and retire

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

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, vacation, healthcare, 401 k, dental

    Cons

    Upward mobility, contracts, training, huge company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Doing great

  7. 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 (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 Management

    Fire the slackers!

  8. Management Jobs

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Portland, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Very little positives to working here

    Cons

    They treat employees poorly and do not value their management team

  9. Not a good fit

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were above average. I was able to work from home. The company did pay for my TWIC card. The base salary was competitive.

    Cons

    NO training or support. Never ending conference calls. NO air card yet required to be in the field 75% of the time. Being in sales/energy consulting in ERCOT is way different than PJM, NYSO or other area in the nation. We'll planned execution strategies are necessary to penetrate any market but especially one that has been around since deregulation began. The company just really didn't set people up for success.

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

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    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 (more than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

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

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

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    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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Need to be able to evaluate IT talent.

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