Vectren

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Vectren Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
14 Reviews
2.9
14 Reviews
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Vectren President, CEO, and Director Carl L. Chapman
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  1.  

    Great company and people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Vectren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees, upward mobility, good management.

    Cons

    Pay is nice, but could be better, and benefits lag behind larger utilities.

    Headquarters located in Evansville, IN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Well run company- challenging work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Vectren full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall very good leadership of the company, with good benefits and for most departments, interesting and challenging work. Very analytical and tightly managed which can be good but can sometimes impact pace of resolving issues and finalizing things. Also very community focused organization, from top leadership through all levels.

    Cons

    Not in tremendously high growth markets/ service territories. Also some customer's perception of the company is negative, despite significant focus on community engagement and betterment and a lot of donations to worthy community causes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look for ways to recognize achievements and contributions of employees, as well as provide further opportunities for advancement.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Dysfunction in executive management is apparent throughout company operations

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

    I have been working at Vectren full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is slightly above average for Evansville area. Bonuses are nice. Flexible scheduling in some areas. Health insurance offered.

    Cons

    Sparse raises not based on merit. A percentage is allocated to your department and in order for your supervisor to give you a raise, they have to take from another employee. You can work exceptionally hard and make the same raise as the known slacker in your department because the manager would prefer to avoid conflict. This leaves all involved unhappy. Promotions not based on qualifications. This results in widespread anger.
    Unequal pay between men /women and internal /external hires. Executive management with only clear direction to increase shareholder return. Department budgets consistently cut. Constantly asked to give money and charity hours to company-specified charities (not of your own choosing). All donated dollars and time are meticulously tracked, removing the positive feeling from doing charity completely out of the equation.
    Executive management ignores employee engagement and customer satisfaction data. Many employees do not feel comfortable disclosing information on employee engagement form because if demographics are researched, the employee can be identified.
     Employees are stretched incredibly thin because company runs so lean. If you are really good at what you do, this skill can be exploited until you quit and potentially keep you from being promoted. Equal time spent pointing fingers, throwing employees under the bus and actual productive work hours.
    Vectren is not a proactive company. They are reactive. Countless hours of employee time are spent researching nonsensical whims about topics they see the internet while real work continues to mount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Customer in mind

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Vectren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly place to work. Loved working with most of the people. Pay was good also. Great chances to move up in the company internally.

    Cons

    Not a fan of having to mislead customers or talk down to them when they are in need. Some employees are catty and act like children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more compassionate to each situation. It's not a cut and dry answer in all situations. Be more flexible with your employees with children but not so much that it's taken advantage. Put more faith in your reps to do the right thing and give them more chances to make a decision...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Employees are nothing more than a dollar amount on a piece of paper.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gas Controller in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Gas Controller in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Vectren full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company. Good revenue from regulated and unregulated businesses.

    Cons

    Vectren has the highest rates in Indiana, and they are despised for it. I was demoted by my manager with no discussion or explanation. Later i was fired after almost 8 years for trumped up nonsense, because i was unable to please my new supervisor. They are cold and ruthless. Avoid the Gas Control Center like the plague!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complete restructure from executive management down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Vectren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I did like that is was casual dress. You can wear jeans or sweatpants to work.

    Cons

    Catty employees and manager. Constant feeling the upper management is out to get you. Trained to be rude to customers and give false information

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very corporate, follow the rules, not much individuality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communication Intern in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Communication Intern in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Vectren as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to be involved in the community / volunteer events because Vectren spends a great deal of money for charity and for employees to be active in the community

    Cons

    Individuals don't get to make many decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more individualized to employees

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vectren

    Pros

    the stock still pays dividend

    Cons

    Poor Long Term Vision by Management

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Execellent Benefits and Growth

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

    I have been working at Vectren full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vectren puts a priority on hiring internal candidates for new positions. Lots of opportunities for community involvement. Benefits and Pay are great.

    Cons

    External candidates are offered better salary than internal candidates regardless of qualification when applying for new positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employee pay fair when applying for new positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Vectren

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits. Opportunity to expand my knowledge base with such a diverse portfolio of entities.

    Cons

    Community perspective of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obtain employee feedback.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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