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NiSource Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
39 Reviews
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NiSource President & CEO Robert C. (Bob) Skaggs, Jr.
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  1.  

    Friendly Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX

    I worked at NiSource as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are great because nobody puts in any work over 40 a week. Fridays are especially care-free. The people are helpful and answer your questions. They do a good job of assigning work to their interns.

    Cons

    History of firing a lot of people and then not hiring enough people to make up for the lost work.
    Overall lazy workforce ready to retire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid assets and good potential for growth but executive management in this division is in disarray.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at NiSource full-time

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are competitive. Rank and file know their business and good to work with and open to new ideas if presented properly

    Cons

    The ongoing change in management which is not driven by business growth creates angst and morale issues beyond what could be considered average for a public company of this size

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Merger problems?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NiSource full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, clear direction from Sr. Management.

    Cons

    Long hours (10-12 hour days often), travel on short notice, lack of consideration for work/life balance (lip service only). Tension between Indiana office and Columbia Gas company (I have the impression there is still some resentment that Columbia was acquired by another company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support work life balance, don't just talk about it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Management needs to understand their workers. Not everyone comes form the same background.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NiSource full-time

    Pros

    No micromanagement; gives me more drive to work harder than when someone is always at my nose.

    Cons

    Fellow employees can be a bit nosy. Team work involves embracing other's differences, not being stuck up in opinions that arise from not knowing a person well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NiSource full-time

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and room for career advancement and growth

    Cons

    no cons at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a prospering company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX

    I have been working at NiSource full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good location, easy parking, OK compensation; generally friendly employees. Relatively new office, though very much packed. Somehow stable financial situations for near future.

    Cons

    Not so good corporate culture, as work-life balance is easily broken by sense of insecurity. Corporate lacks respects for individuals. Training programs are like jokes, no good career prospects. If you are young and aspiring, this is not a good place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There may be the merger problem, but it may well be the inertia of a traditional company trying to adapt to the new situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    cust. service 34 years

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pitts, PA

    I have been working at NiSource full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Descent pay. Seady work. Ok benefits

    Cons

    The worst ethics! Upper management untouchable!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of ethics, HR, and certain upper management. useless!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company who values employees!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NiSource

    Pros

    Very good at encouraging and rewarding the employees. The benefits are great and the employees are friendly! Great clean environment and very safe work place. The company has multipe locations as well and are very giving! The company does a lot of charity work for lots of companies! I love my job! I plan on being here and moving up for a longg time!

    Cons

    The location that the building is in is very busy so around holidays we get blocked in and the traffic is horrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Perks, but Do Not work here unless you are a Corporate Robot

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    Former Employee - GIS in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - GIS in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good Vacation, Good Benefits, seems like you can move around a lot in the Company if you wish. Pretty good Pay.
     They promote Teamwork and will do a lot to allow employees to get to know each other even if you work in other offices. It seemed like they had good training.

    Cons

    It seems if you aren't a corporate robot you won't last here. You are just a number and they don't care at all about your personal life. I had some awful things happen in my personal life in a very short time. I slept in a couple times due to extreme stress and insomnia, and they terminated me.

    I can maybe understand if I was a very young entry level employee, but I was a professional for almost 10 years with no employment gaps and had glowing recommendations from old bosses during my interview process.
     It taught me a lesson though, if you work for a big corporation you are just a number in the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees aren't just numbers in the computer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    none

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at NiSource full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good, great company to work for

    Cons

    long hour and low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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