Northern Natural Gas

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Northern Natural Gas Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
5 Reviews

2.3
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Mark A. Hewett
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  1.  

    Stuck in time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Northern Natural Gas full-time

    Pros

    Very stable company and lifetime security

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Neutral Outlook
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    A great company to work for initially, however after they were purchased by a private company they lost their focus.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Natural Gas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The grass roots field and management employees are engaging and helpful. Benefits are middle average among their peers. Salaries, time off , and other compensation are designed to fall into the 70th percentile of peer companies.

    Cons

    The company is increasingly using automation and marketing practices to maximize income and reduce staffing of field employees. Automation in itself is a useful tool, but shouldn't be used as a tool to dilute jobs in a critically hazardous industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more receptive of recommendations from core employees and middle-management . IT and Engineering come in varying degrees of competencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Welcome to the 90's!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worst collaborative environment

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    Former Employee - Lead Developer  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Lead Developer in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Compensation 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.

    Cons

    Standard 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Supporting legacy appication being rewritten

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    Former Employee - Contract Programmer  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Contract Programmer in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Stable environment, very cautious in making changes

    Cons

    Adverse to change, difficult to get new stuff introduced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whne dealing with problems, look at systems issues in addition to personal faults

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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