Nipsco Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
9 Reviews
3.0
9 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    Fairly decent job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nipsco full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Decent company to work for

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Merrillville, IN

    I worked at Nipsco part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Very set in there ways, rejects change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not what was advertised for Part-time

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    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
  6.  

    Welcomed to company

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    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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Typical electric utility.

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    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
  9.  

    good

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    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
  10.  

    Monoploy is keeping this place afloat

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nipsco

    Pros

    Great Life/Work balance
    Easy going environment

    Cons

    Compensation
    Benefits
    Transparancey
    Willingless to change
    Almost combative when trying to obtain training
    If you become a well trained highly knowledgable employee, they feel you will leave to
    recieve a high compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is a most and must be embraced or you will be left to pick up the pieces

    Approves of CEO

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