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Black Hills Corporation Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Black Hills Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David R. Emery
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  1. "Principle Analyst"

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

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay/benefits - tremendous growth of the company seen

    Cons

    has become less of a team atmosphere and more acidic

    Advice to Management

    become aware of the real atmosphere by talking directly to employees and not just believe what you're told by HR or direct reports


  2. "CustomerService Representive"

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

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and positive work environment 90%

    Cons

    It is still a basic call center where your availability when they need you trumps all and their requirements can change to feeling like demands very quickly regardless of past performance.

    Advice to Management

    spend more time explaining procedures and expectations to the employees instead of a lazy parent mentality of; when questioned answers because I said so. So much of the day to practice that they have when questioned as to why your answer from multiple members of management is that's the way we have always done it or you have to do it this way because we can not do it any other way.

  3. "took it Took it therefore i am"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black Hills Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Took about 3-4 weeks to get a call for the video interview.

    Cons

    Took it therefore i am

    Advice to Management

    Took it


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Credit & Collections Associate in Papillion, NE
    Former Employee - Credit & Collections Associate in Papillion, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and competitive salary. There was a lot of focus on individual development and growth.

    Cons

    Company acquisitions mean a lot of lay offs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Utility"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    Pros

    The company is Innovative as a general rule

    Cons

    Still acts like a small company even as it doubles customers and employees

    Advice to Management

    Follow the org chart down as you expect people to follow it up


  7. "BHC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Dedicated employees at BHC and great benefits.

    Cons

    Workload can be project based which can lead to work-life balance issues at times.

  8. "Well run small to mid sized utility with diverse lines of business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well run at the Corporate level with good to excellent senior corporate management.
    Broad business diversity from smaller town utilities, coal & gas electrical generation, excellent construction and operational track record, and a diverse non-regulated energy, plus oil & gas division.
    The company is based out of Rapid City, SD with strong ethical and a genuine regard for employee development.

    Cons

    The oil & gas division is having a tough time these past couple of years. This is due in part to the commodity price declines, but also for relatively mediocre natural gas prone properties and operational effectiveness. Still, the broad diversity of business divisions have been helpful during past years.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Very forward thinking company with great people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Career opportunities
    Pay
    Co-workers
    Stable company in stable industry

    Cons

    Old school mentality
    Shareholder/stock focus vs employee
    Good 'ole boy system that promotes the wrong people to mid-level leadership positions
    Absolutely no training outside of online courses by the company

    Advice to Management

    It's great to focus on diversity, profits, and innovation, however, it should not be at the expense of employees who want to be there. I loved working for the company but the company costs itself dearly in failing to keep employees and having to train new ones with unrealistic expectations for some of the new employees, thus costing itself more costs and time in the long-run.


  10. "Great Environment in Denver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Hills Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, nice people to work with, potential to learn a lot if you're outspoken about what you want to achieve

    Cons

    Pay for E&P is below average, smaller company so there's not much room for upward movement, not a lot of promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Do everything you can to keep those really good employees. They train everyone well and then employees tend to leave for better pay.


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