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Nipsco Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
11 Reviews
2.8
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Walking and reading meters for 8 hours a day gets easier after the first 2 months.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meter Reader in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Meter Reader in Gary, IN

    I have been working at Nipsco

    Pros

    You get to earn a good paying job after you read meters for the first 5 years. 5 years is the usual wait time before you are able to catch earn enough time to bid on a company job.

    Cons

    That first 5 years of reading meters is just a time to collect a paycheck. Not a bad place to work, yet not a good place to work either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go out and read meters and get a feel for what it's really like. Too many hazardous conditions and not enough pay!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    ZERO WORK LIFE/ BALANCE

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Nipsco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    401K is good. Some good people met

    Cons

    Zero wok home life/ balance. When everyone tells you to find another job the first day, run. This place has zero respects for its employees. The expectation you will work yourself to death and say nothing. Systems are out of date and company culture described as toxic. Truly worst place to work ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people, empower them to be positive agents of change. Seek to provide some hope of life and work balance. Spend some money and hire some people. You will see the rewards in a happier work place and less turnover. When every employee cites one manager as a tyrant, investigate, not every employee can be wrong about one person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Nipsco is a great company that is committed to changing many of the company's past shortcomings.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrillville, IN

    I worked at Nipsco full-time

    Pros

    The organization really values talented, diverse individuals, and they are committed to inclusion and diversity initiatives rather than merely paying lip service to them. If you continue to deliver, you will be recognized for it.

    Cons

    Because it is a utility, there is a lot of entrenched thinking that can be difficult to overcome. While the environment can be fast-paced and exciting, those stones in the road can really slow down momentum. However, many of those problems solved themselves over time through attrition.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fairly decent job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nipsco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, concern for safety

    Cons

    It is almost like being in a time warp. Think 30 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update equipment, systems, attitudes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Merrillville, IN

    I worked at Nipsco part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Very set in there ways, rejects change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not what was advertised for Part-time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Merrillville, IN

    I worked at Nipsco part-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for part-time work. Ability to move around within the organization if you want Full time work.

    Cons

    Part-time is considered 36-38 hours a week. But is advertised you could work 20-38 hours you will never only work 20 hours a week. Only very few departments offer Part-time work. Micro management is not necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hold people accountable for other's actions. Honestly advertise what part-time hours are being offered. Offer more Part-time work in other departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Welcomed to company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrillville, IN

    I have been working at Nipsco

    Pros

    Opportunity to meaningfully change path of company
    Company turning around financially

    Cons

    It's a utility. They don't move too fast as a rule. I fight that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jimmy is best thing since sliced bread.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad not Good, Just a place to collect a pay check.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Resource Engineer in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Energy Resource Engineer in Hammond, IN

    I have been working at Nipsco

    Pros

    Very flexible with work schedule. It is a typically monopoly. Slow moving expect slow results. So very little stress in the workplace. Wonderful personal life work life balance.

    Cons

    Monopoly, they know they are not going anywhere so almost complete refusal to train employees. More along the lines of you figure it out theme. Because of this is creates a refusal to share knowledge with younger employees. If the senior staff would share there would no longer be a need for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more competitive. Try changing things and put some young minds at work to develop new ideas. Bussiness as usual is not going to cut it looking in the future. The world has changed and you need to change with it.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Typical electric utility.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chesterton, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chesterton, IN

    I worked at Nipsco

    Pros

    Monopoly; company isn't going anywhere.

    Cons

    Dead company; anyone young and talented has left years ago. The vast majority of older engineers are just hanging around waiting to retire. You won't get access to any monies to make a difference. They expect the world from you but don't give you the time and tools to get it done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good

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

    I have been working at Nipsco

    Pros

    stable job
    good place to collect a pay check

    Cons

    no growth slow professional progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    No opinion of CEO

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