Omaha Public Power Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Omaha Public Power (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great company very nice environment

    Cons

    none not one problem at all


  2. Desktop Integrated Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Integration Spe in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Software Integration Spe in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Omaha Public Power full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment with people that are supportive of your growth and good benefits and packages that make it difficult for employees to leave. Some folks have been there for 40 years.

    Cons

    Very traditional and not organized as any recent corporation. Might be hard for young ambitious fellow to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    They should do a better job at balancing the work force and the company culture.


  3. plant operator review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Unit Operator in Nebraska City, NE
    Current Employee - Assistant Unit Operator in Nebraska City, NE

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with a company who does great things. Company is active in the community and offers many company sponsored activities.

    Cons

    Inter company transfers and be difficult depending on skill set. Training programs in some departments are flawed.


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  5. Co-Op

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    None really. So far I have not experienced any negative things.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job so far.


  6. Really enjoy working here.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people, a real family environment and employees are committed to the company mission.

    Cons

    Our revenues lagging causing our rates to go up.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard at maintaining at great benefits.


  7. Now in limbo....hope it gets better

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Omaha Public Power (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people are pleasant but to work with. Co-workers got along well and we generally pulled together as a team. The tyrant is also gone from over IT and is now another companies problem to deal with. Never had an issue with work-life balance. If things came up, family was always a priority with the people above me.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities or movement unless you know someone. Management could not give you any assistance on where you want to go. Whether or not you get a job will probably come down to eight behavioral questions. That will probably also determine if you get promoted over someone else....not your work but how well you answer eight questions. You mean beyond the silos that groups create? The "this is my neighborhood so don't touch my stuff? Not every group was like that but take there seemed to always be at least one group like that at each plant / location. Hard to get anyone at the Manager level or above to listen to non-management people. The phrase had been heard from a Division Manager - "I care about nurturing and cultivating my management team." Great - guess who does all the work though? It is not the management team. Maybe this will change with the new CEO. He is a people person and approachable.

    Advice to Management

    The Tex Winter line to Michael Jordan - there is no I in team. Get the groups to play together and let the most capable group do the work.


  8. Good compnay for the long-term employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Pension and Benefits are top notch!

    Cons

    Very demanding culture. 24/7 operations require constant attention.


  9. Great experience I hope someday I can return.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Engineering Aide in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Junior Engineering Aide in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The whole experience was just wonderful the people, the building is beautiful and I learned so much there.

    Cons

    No cons at all loved everyday of it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  10. Life Consuming

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Blair, NE
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Blair, NE

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The pay is excellent as well as the benefits.

    Cons

    13hr work days plus working overtime with no guarantee of actual days off.

    Advice to Management

    management doesn't care what you have to say, you're just a number to them to get the job done.


  11. Worked for Omaha Public Power District.

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    Former Employee - IT and Nuclear in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - IT and Nuclear in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with many really great people. Pay is adequate. Company is very service oriented and concerned with customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with employees and seemed unwilling to change. Evaluations are top down only, so management only gets half the information it needs to make thoughtful and efficient decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Implement evaluations of supervisors and managers by employees and develop a process to generate actions as a result of these evaluations.



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