NorthWestern Energy

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Updated June 5, 2015
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  1. Systems Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence/Systems Analyst in Butte, MT
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence/Systems Analyst in Butte, MT

    I worked at NorthWestern Energy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent career growth potential. Excellent communication from Senior Management to employees.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons to report, all positive experience with this company. Highly recommend.


  2. NWE cares about the employees well-being and satisfaction.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transmission Planning Engineer in Butte, MT
    Current Employee - Transmission Planning Engineer in Butte, MT

    I have been working at NorthWestern Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have greatly appreciated the concern NWE shows for my personal goals and ambitions as well as safety. Safety is always emphasised above efficiency. Shortly after I was hired, my manager sat down with me and asked what direction I wanted to go - towards management or developing expertise in my department. That really made me feel comfortable discussing my goals.

    Cons

    The insurance package is excellent... if you expect to have major medical work. The deductible is so high that I don't expect insurance to ever pay a penny towards my expenses. The Health Savings account does help make up for that as the company pays into it monthly (if you're on the High Deductible plan)


  3. Awesome people and a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Billings, MT

    I have been working at NorthWestern Energy full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, always on the go, good people to work with, and company takes care of their employees

    Cons

    Very hard to get hired on


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NorthWestern Energy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This company treats their employees very well and wants to help you move up in the ranks.

    Cons

    Hard to get a job unless you have worked for NorthWestern before or know someone in the company.


  6. Good company

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

    I have been working at NorthWestern Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly management that treats employees with respect, very safety focused.

    Cons

    Insurance isn't great. Communication could be improved.


  7. Stability

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Butte, MT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Butte, MT

    I have been working at NorthWestern Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a utility, which offers a stable and secure work place. The percentage basis of 401K contribution is comparatively high, but by the time you consider the lower wages, the contribution ends up being the same as other places of employment.

    Cons

    pay and benefits are far below par. It si said, they do market analysis, but other places in the area pay about 2X, others off 90% insurance coverage, while NWE offers 75%. Others offer 4 to 6 weeks vacation, NWE offers 3. Others offer AD&D at no cost.

    Advice to Management

    Get pay and benefits up to retain workers long term. I believe this would also help attract more qualified people.


  8. Was an OK job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huron, SD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huron, SD

    I have been working at NorthWestern Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Decent hours. Good benefits and PTO

    Cons

    Management is ridiculous. They are not very understanding if you are going through a major illness. They say their is room for advancement but the criteria is unreachable even if you have years of experience there.

    Advice to Management

    Hey how about you give people who have worked in your establishment for YEARS a chance in other positions.



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