Vectren Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
11 Reviews

3.1
11 Reviews
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Vectren President, CEO, and Director Carl L. Chapman
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  1.  

    Execellent Benefits and Growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vectren full-time for 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
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Gas Controller  in  Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Gas Controller in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Vectren full-time for 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
  3.  

    Customer in mind

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Vectren full-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Vectren full-time for more than a 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
  6.  

    Manager

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    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
  7.  

    Very corporate, follow the rules, not much individuality

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    Former Employee - Communication Intern  in  Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Communication Intern in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Vectren as an intern for less than a 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
  8.  

    Good.

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    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
  9.  

    Good, stable place to work but sometimes is very chaotic and unorganized.

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Specialist in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Vectren

    Pros

    Good PTO and holiday time
    Good Pay

    Cons

    Chaotic Management in areas
    Communication gaps appear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    every day is like going to the circus, its complete chaos, never knowing from day to day what you may or may not do...

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    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER  in  Clarksville, IN
    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Clarksville, IN

    I have been working at Vectren

    Pros

    the benifit package (as of now) is great. the pay is well above average for the area. the location is centrally located making the commute to and from work very short for me.

    Cons

    the most aggrivating part of the job is being on service watch, the schedule is very unfriendly, and the process of utilizing the people on service watch isn't fair, economical or safe for costomers in the service teritory. the closing or "consolidation" of 16 locations makes it sometimes well over a 1 1/2 hr response time to a natural gas emergency. that to me, and many others, is unacceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i would advise senior managment to look close at what is really important to the employees and customers. is the work being done with the the customers dollar in mind? has the recent GPS tracking actually made the work more efficient? not in my location! many of the workers have complained about driving nearly twice as far and doing half as much work... if it were me looking at the sittuation i would have to think that is a "waste of money" not to mention the more miles you travel, the more opportunity you expose your fleet of vehicles and personel to vehicular accidents. this is just ONE of *** MANY*** sittuations that could be looked at and corrected. the new technology used to track work being done isnt easy to use, needless to say the none of the systems work with the others... thus, creating more work for more people for no reason. NOTHING IS EFFICIENT ANYMORE!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Org. First Class CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good progressive company. Great management

    Cons

    Could offer additional development opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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