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Rapid City, SD

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Black Hills Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David R. Emery
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  1. "Commercial Credit Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Credit Analyst in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Commercial Credit Analyst in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stability within this company is solid

    Cons

    Income growth within this company is limited

    Advice to Management

    Create incentives to motivate success


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Utility"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Performance is recognized and needed to advance

    Cons

    High expectations to deliver results that can result in more work than some are willing to do

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with information, trust your employees and push to understand their perspective


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Some Departments Better than Others"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An electric and gas utility is generally a very stable company. Black Hills excels in their main business, and the mine-to-mouth generation model is probably the most robust when facing recent emissions restrictions. Some groups are on the cutting-edge of adopting the latest technologies.

    Cons

    Like most utilities, BHC suffers from a workforce that is rapidly approaching retirement. They will need workers to take over many roles, but training developed is not sufficient to adequately prepare those new hires to replace the decades of retiree's experience. While work/life balance is advertised as "great," in actuality it is as lacking as you would expect from a company where you bill time by the quarter-hour.


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  5. "Great company, invests in its employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In my position I am trusted to be an expert at what I do. I have a lot of flexibility in my job because my manager trusts my decisions. Company has great benefits compared to other employers in my community. Leadership is open to new ideas and values input from employees.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Company runs lean to avoid lay-offs, but it can put a heavy burden on employees

    Advice to Management

    Embrace a culture of trust. Share your vision for the future and let them help you get there.


  6. "A growing company with good people who want to make a positive difference in the communitities they work in."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I believe there are lots of positives. Some of the highlights are great benefits, strong 401K match and company contribution, generous vacation, good salary level, and training. The company is very diversified which helps keep it stable through these tough times.

    Cons

    We all work hard here and cost cutting is always a priority...but I'd rather we be careful and frugal so we don't have layoffs or other negative surprises.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up...you're on the right track. It would be nice to see and talk with you in person more often.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Work comes first for this company, personal and family time second."

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Accountant in Rapid City, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Established stable company with great opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Extensive hours required to complete position responsibilities. Very little time for family.

    Advice to Management

    Expand professional work force to allow for the companies growth.



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