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Basin Electric Power Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "Electrical and Instrumentation Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation Technician in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation Technician in Gillette, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe place to work. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    A little too bureaucratic, but it is a cooperative.


  2. "Means well, poor execution"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pension, 401k. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Lack of decision making in some areas makes it frustrating at times. Needs to modernize policies for the new workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in the problem areas.


  3. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Good Outfit to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Protection Technician in Beulah, ND
    Current Employee - Systems Protection Technician in Beulah, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.

    Advice to Management

    None. This is the best company I have ever worked for. Please don't axe the defined benefit pension plan with NRECA!


  6. "Bureaucracy and lack of leadership prevent efficiency."

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    Current Employee - Mechanic/Welder in Wheatland, WY
    Current Employee - Mechanic/Welder in Wheatland, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. In 20 words that is all I have to say. They are misguided that the military way is the most cost effective way to do business.

    Cons

    Stand around half the day waiting for work. Not rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Increase worker productivity.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Skewed to long term workers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are middle of the road, on the plus side: pension if you stick it out, good 401k, and plenty of paid time off. Flex time and work from home occasionally if your supervisor allows it.

    Cons

    Everyone is stuck in the good old days. Continuing to do things the way they've always been done "just because" and despite recently poor financial performance. Management lies and make poor decisions with no repercussions.

    Middle of the road benefits for industry. No bonus or incentive pay. Pay is low end of industry standard. Experience (years served) is everything, few promotions, everyone gets same raise skewing pay to lazy long time workers.

    Almost cultish culture

    Advice to Management

    Treat workers better, make it a meritocracy and reward those that work hard and do well. Accept that the industry in changing, commit to moving away from coal.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Try to add performance based pay. A lot of people deserve higher pay/positions based on their work, not just their years of service.


  9. "Secretary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and coworkers, flex-time schedule, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Steep learning curve for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Provide continued communication and feedback to staff


  10. "Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basin Electric Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great environment, great coworkers

    Cons

    Inconsistencies in employee evaluation process

    Advice to Management

    Flagrant favoritism is not acceptable and diminishes the motivation of "common" staff.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good and frustrating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive pay and benefits; family friendly

    Cons

    No interest or motivation in changing the way things "have always been done"

    Advice to Management

    Embrace ideas from newer employers and be open to change.



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