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Basin Electric Power Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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  1. "Pilot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, schedule and coworkers

    Cons

    none come to mind now


  2. "Basin Electric"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and working hours.

    Cons

    Management is very reactive rather than proactive.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "WORST POWER COMPANY I HAVE EVER WORKED FOR."

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Lineman
    Former Employee - Journeyman Lineman
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Basin Electric Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent equipment, Set around and played cards and played on the computer instead of working if you like that and do not care if your actual ability and skills are valued.

    Cons

    Weeks and weeks away from home. Authoritarian management style. Incredibly cultish environment. " Its a GOOD COMPANY" repeated over and over again until people actually believed it was true. (It was not). Like most electric cooperatives Basin has a lot of corruption and wastes a tremendous amount of money. In the last year their poor management and out of control spending finally caught up to them. It's a really poor environment to work in and my friends who stayed say it only gets worse. Basin's environment breeds tattle tails and brown noses as that and riding the safety train is how you move up in is this company. I hated Basin while I was there and 2 years later still despise it. If you have a backbone and can think for yourself and you like to work- hate meetings and being non productive do not work at Basin

    Advice to Management

    Fire most of your people in the white house. Fire all your management in North Dakota and start over. Best thing that could happen is Basin being bought out buy an Investor owned utility. Sell the Lear jets and airplanes. Fire all of your Safety and training Department heads in North Dakota and start over. Treat your employees with respect and value their skills and abilities they bring with them.


  4. "Communications Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time

    Pros

    Team environment, willingness to help.

    Cons

    Remote location was difficult to adjust too.

    Advice to Management

    Better communications with the organisation groups.


  5. "Fine place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits, On-site cafe, partnership with YMCA for child care, nice people, walking path, no car amount of holidays

    Cons

    Slow to change, sometimes the co-op aspect makes it overly political, would like to see more diversity at executive level and on the board if directors


  6. "Stable regional employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The energy industry provides job stability as there will always be a need for energy providers. The pay is high for the region of location and the benefits offered are very good.

    Cons

    Senior management hasn't received much of a refresh in many years therefore the culture has not been allowed to move forward with the times.


  7. "Travel Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Travel Scheduler/Travel Consultant in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Travel Scheduler/Travel Consultant in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cooperative and a wonderful company to work for

    Cons

    Great benefits and insurance and I love my job and my hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Safety is number one and they are doing a great job for our coop.

  8. "Good benefits, old school though"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and a company that cares about it's employees health and wellness.

    Cons

    Utilities move slow, so does this one.

    Advice to Management

    Staff workloads need adjustment.


  9. "Great Upper Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gillett, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gillett, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, wages are top of the line, pension and 401k are great, working conditions are top notch, safety is key.

    Cons

    Local upper management very self centered not open to new or innovative ideas. Business as usual. More cost driven than customer oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Garner trust instead of handing down dictatorial ultimatums. Make sure each group has goals within its group and stick to them.


  10. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and wages, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Culture is always changing, departments are constantly reorganizing