Basin Electric Power Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Pilot

    Aug 21, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Good Benefits, schedule and coworkers

    Cons

    none come to mind now

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good benefits if you can put up with the 'Good old boy's club'.

    Jan 25, 2021 - General in Bismarck, ND
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    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay for the area, immediate co-workers were awesome.

    Cons

    Upper management is stuck in the old ages, the pay didn't keep up with national averages, HR tried to micro manage EVERYTHING!!! Lacking diversity - women and minorities.

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    WORST POWER COMPANY I HAVE EVER WORKED FOR.

    Dec 26, 2018 - Journeyman Lineman 
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    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

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Communications Technician

    Nov 19, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Team environment, willingness to help.

    Cons

    Remote location was difficult to adjust too.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Graphic Design Student Internship

    Jun 12, 2015 - Graphic Designer in Bismarck, ND
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    Pros

    Learn about big print processes, become familiar with printing technologies, expand graphics portfolio and knowledge, apply studio photograyph and AV knowledge, gain a number of mentors, and improve client communication. No day is the same, there are always new projects and tasks to fulfill and learn from. A great vision of service and cooperation. Positive environment, and great pay for an internship.

    Cons

    Extreme learning curve for those not accustomed to the "big league" desk jobs. Prepare to be stretched in multiple directions by all your supervisors giving you tasks. Interns tend to receive grunt work, so just have a good attitude.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A solid company that outperforms the systems that are in place to ensure organizational and operational excellence.

    Jan 6, 2013 - Supervisor in Wheatland, WY
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    Pros

    Excellent benefits. The best retirement programs in industry. Solid future, people will always need electricity to power their lives. Great, rural, peaceful locations. Travel between facilities via private jet.

    Cons

    Headquarters is in Bismarck, ND. The workforce is set, once a person is on board, they rarely leave and termination is extremely difficult. The company tends to be headquarters focused rather than generation focused. They sometimes forget where their revenue is made.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Place to Work

    Jun 10, 2016 -  in Bismarck, ND
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    Pros

    - Great Opportunities for Growth - Training Available - Great Pay - Flexible Schedule for Interns - Great benefits for Full-Time Employees - Great people to work with

    Cons

    We do performance reviews once a year, but (observing) it seems like it goes in one ear at HR and out the other. They base everything off of number of years, not performance - so you won't get promoted until HR feels like you have the years to back it up (even if you perform at that level) or raises aren't based on performance. It's frustrating to see.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company to Work For

    Mar 20, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Basin has some of the best benefits out there and they truly appreciate their employees. There are many opportunities for advancement. Since Basin is cooperative, people always come first from employees to consumers. Although every business needs to make money, Basin is one of the most people-friendly businesses you could find. People stay with this company until they retire because the company's culture helps employees take pride in what they do.

    Cons

    No place is perfect, but overall, a career at Basin Electric is desirable.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great employer, values employees

    May 11, 2015 -  
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    Pros

    Basin Electric cares about its employees. It gives back to the community and offers employees many opportunities to give back as well. Our cooperative business model puts people before profits and holds true to our values of accountability, integrity, innovation and community commitment. The pay and benefits are extremely competitive and the family-focused environment provides for work-life integration and flexibility.

    Cons

    Tough to find any. I bleed Basin blue, and all my coworkers do as well.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Outfit to Work For

    Dec 30, 2016 - Systems Protection Technician in Beulah, ND
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    Pros

    Basin has a mostly positive culture, at least in the division I work in. At the "corporate" level, Basin runs with quite a bit of transparency. Also, they are not profit driven. Benefits are quite good, especially the retirement.

    Cons

    For whatever reason, some employees have quite a lot of un-deserved arrogance and certain levels of management appear to support if not encourage it.

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