Northern Natural Gas
2.5 of 5 4 reviews
www.northernnaturalgas.com Omaha, NE 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 6, 2014

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Mark A. Hewett

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Stuck in time

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

I have been working at Northern Natural Gas full-time

ProsVery stable company and lifetime security

ConsVery regimented and set in their ways. Anything outside of the norm is greatly discouraged.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the times! The focus on some many things of little importance has blinded them to advances in technology and a changing workforce.

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Welcome to the 90's!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northern Natural Gas full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company isn't going anywhere physically or in the industry.

ConsToo many to list. The amount of procedures is staggering and does nothing but give higher ups a false sense of security. Far too dependent on a select individuals and completely unprepared when something doesn't go as expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your people! Company is so fully ingrained in a CYA mentality that people don't even bother to innovate as they know changes will not only not happen, but that they'll be seen as disobedient for daring to question existing policies. This is old time management at it's finest where the goals is to get head nodding zombies who do as they're told regardless of if it's makes sense.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worst collaborative environment

Lead Developer (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

I worked at Northern Natural Gas as a contractor for less than a year

ProsCompensation is fair and management is engaged, but focus is on following rules rather than productivity. Stable environment for the incompetent, as long as you follow their rules.

ConsStandard corporate environment of treating employees like they are in kindergarten and every body acts like it. Corporate machine plus location limits their recruiting possibilities to only the most desperate and under qualified. You will NOT be working with the best or brightest...

Other developers on my project are evasive and abusive in response to questions. Extremely bad at organization and will launch into extended rants about the smallest details while ignoring the larger picture, gladly wasting entire hour long meetings fighting about things outside of their control. Very good at putting up issues and road-blocks, but refuse to give constructive feed back. Get very angry if things do not go exactly their way.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop worrying if about completely irrelevant things like people wearing jeans, and start focusing on making an environment where people can work together and be productive. Fire people based on if they can accomplish the work, not if they conform to you autocratic rules and regulations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Supporting legacy appication being rewritten

Contract Programmer (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

I worked at Northern Natural Gas as a contractor for more than a year

ProsStable environment, very cautious in making changes

ConsAdverse to change, difficult to get new stuff introduced

Advice to Senior ManagementWhne dealing with problems, look at systems issues in addition to personal faults

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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