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ALLETE Reviews

Updated Feb 16, 2020

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ALLETE CEO and Director Alan R. Hodnik (no image)
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4 Ratings
  1. "The experience was wonderful"

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    • Senior Management
     in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALLETE for less than a year

    Pros

    Treats employees with integrity and respect. Very good company to work for. The culture is very pleasant to work under.

    Cons

    There are no cons working here. ALLETE lives up to its name and it's a wonderful company. Again there are no cons working here :)

    ALLETE2017-05-31
  2. "Great executive leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALLETE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of good smart people. Focus on culture of safety and ethics.

    Cons

    Shrinking failing industry. Lots of turnover in recent years due to lack of advancement opportunities or growth. behind the top leadership very weak managers and too many people promoted because they were the best of the worst or there for 25 years.

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    ALLETE2020-02-17
  3. ""Power" Company on the Move"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
     in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ALLETE for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Leadership demonstrates a high degree of integrity, solid moral compass. A+ job cascading objectives through all ranks of the organization to ensure alignment. Company is adding smaller businesses around the core electric division to provide future growth and earnings streams.

    Cons

    The electric power subsidiary is hamstrung by antiquated regulation. Company has a good relationship with its oversight bodies and strives to make incremental, forward progress.

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    ALLETE2016-05-25
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lake Superior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at ALLETE full-time

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities to learn the business, grow, and help solve business problems

    Cons

    live in the sometimes brisk but very beautiful region of Northern Minnesota/WIsconsin with views of Lake Superior - no match

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    ALLETE2016-04-30
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Finance in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALLETE

    Pros

    - Living in Duluth - Good 401(k) match - Big fish in a small pond - but that also leads to downsides

    Cons

    - Promotions given on length of time with the Company not on performance - Thick glass ceiling - Definitely a good ole boys club environment. - Stuck in their ways and arrogant - No diversity in workforce - all from Northern MN with no differences in backgrounds/thoughts. If you are millennial or Gen Z think twice about working here. - No creativity or working to try new things. Not open to younger people's ideas because "this is always how we have always done it". - Poor leadership

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    ALLETE2016-05-12
  6. "Auxiliary Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auxiliary Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALLETE full-time

    Pros

    IBEW Local 31 negotiated Contract, safe values, innovative leadership, diversification of service and product offerings, management cares about employees

    Cons

    too many levels of management needs to be more flat, location in Duluth Minnesota may not be ideal for everyone.

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    ALLETE2016-04-04
  7. "Exciting experience with the start-up company ALLETE Clean Energy"

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    Former Intern - Renewable Energy Intern in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALLETE for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to learn everything from scratch

    Cons

    Less full-time positions for entry level engineers

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    ALLETE2013-05-16

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