Omaha Public Power Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Jr Engineering Aide

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    Current Employee - Engineering Aide in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Engineering Aide in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything was great great atmosphere and people

    Cons

    No cons very great place to work.


  2. disparity betwee teams

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Calhoun, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Calhoun, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and the health benefits are good. For the Exempt employees there some options for flexible work hours.

    Cons

    New employees are no longer eligible for pensions. Managers only look out for themselves and do not look after interests of there staff. Even with the same time there are clicks the staff at the corporate office hardly associate with staff located at the other OPPD locations. There is NO chance for promotion within the company as the company hires outside of OPPD and not out of the bank of seasoned employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the management fraternity and start managing the staff working for you.


  3. Salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    People are related - makes it harder for non-relatives to move quickly to other positions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire right people for the job!


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  5. Lack of Formal Training

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Longer downtime of equipment due to lack of formal training on support of equipment

    Cons

    With all the turn over in staff there is a lack of succession planning and training the new staff on how to support the infrastructures. The training had been given to former employees who have since left the company and now the company.

    Advice to Management

    Train the staff and you will be able to retain the staff


  6. IT positions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great support from your coworkers. Excellent benefits including a pension

    Cons

    Company is going through a transition and has been looking for a CIO for over a year now. There are reports of a restructure due to the transition. Many IT staff have left the company this last year and in turn have taken years of experience with them. Lack of knowledge transfer to her hires.

    Advice to Management

    Indorse, enforce true accountability. Start "walking the walk"


  7. hr

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benefits are very good and affordable

    Cons

    advancement without a master degree is difficult


  8. Desktop Integrated Specialist

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    • 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.


  9. plant operator review

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    Current Employee - Assistant Unit Operator in Nebraska City, NE
    Current Employee - Assistant Unit Operator in Nebraska City, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  10. Co-Op

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Really enjoy working here.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.



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