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Linn Evans
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  • "Like every other business in Rapid City, they take advantage of the geographic isolation to pay lower wages(in 6 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be difficult(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Black Hills Energy is a great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great industry to be in and a great company to work for. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    Headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota — this might be considered a downside to many but it's actually a good place to live. Good schools and abundant outdoor activities without the crowds you'd expect from a larger community.

    Black Hills Corporation2019-03-15
  2. "Ineffective, Dysfunctional, and Fosters a Culture of Fear"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great people on the front line who want to help the customers every day. Support organizations have exceptional people who work hard every day to support customers. Middle management are responsive, team oriented, and customer focused leaders who care about the customers and the overall team. They are good people.

    Cons

    Leadership is narcissistic and only cares about their image. WY leadership fosters a culture of fear and lacks business charisma. I’ve witnessed discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate HR and senior leadership need to have anonymous discussions with the WY State VP’s direct reports and also those in support roles. Information and exposure to senior management is filtered when realistically the entire WY workforce is unhappy everyday. Good people will continue to seek out other job opportunities and leave the company.

    Black Hills Corporation2019-05-07
  3. "Good ideas little follow thru"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth in all of their areas. Field employees are dedicated and work hard to meet goals.

    Cons

    Executive management is not in tune with what is really happening in the field. Lay out goals and expectations but fail to follow up with training or action plans to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people on the frontline. They have some great ideas and their desire to provide exceptional customer service is being hindered by several of your policiies.

    Black Hills Corporation2019-03-02
  4. "Team environment, plenty of room for growth, and strong pay and benefits."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources/Organizational Development in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent people, supportive environment, lots of training opportunities built within the company and accessible via an online training portal, strong salary and good benefits. Company Culture - The company has a large organizational development department, which means that they invest in improving the environment for employees and offering training and support in many ways that most companies don’t do. Internal...

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    Cons

    There are a lot of meetings to resolve sometimes small issues.

    Black Hills Corporation2019-02-06
  5. "SourceGas Employee"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Golden, CO

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Loved the culture and my team. Met amazing hardworking people.

    Cons

    Management who thought they could get better output by proposing a required 50+ work week.

    Advice to Management

    Read current research on management and motivation of employees. There is a lot of research that indicates productivity goes down after a certain number of hours. Focus on ways that output can be enhanced through technology and flexibility. Watch for misogyny and opportunities to break down a "good old boy" type of management culture.

    Black Hills Corporation2018-12-30
  6. "Growing company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with and decent compensation

    Cons

    Because of rapid growth, the company felt disjointed at times

    Black Hills Corporation2018-10-12
  7. "Material supervisor"

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

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation

    Pros

    Great benefits and local support

    Cons

    If you were aquired you never feel part of the Corporate BH famliy

    Advice to Management

    Give better directions

    Black Hills Corporation2018-08-19
  8. "Blackhills Energy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people are like family.

    Cons

    Scheduled adherence is the worst part of the job.

    Black Hills Corporation2018-08-14
  9. "Black Hills Corp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    The corporation as a whole treats employees as just a number. Employees laid off right before the holidays.

    Black Hills Corporation2018-05-06
  10. "Solid company but lacks diversity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    All employees including management were nice and respectful. Benefits were good and salary was above average. Good training opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity from the top down. Caucasian men of a certain age and socioeconomic background make up a large percentage of the company.

    Black Hills Corporation2018-05-11
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