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"Safe but rewardless"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND

Pros

The pay is slightly above average and benefits were above average, but in the process of being scaled back. Nice facilities, cafeteria, etc. Good lower level employee community. Lower level managers are usually quite good. Performance review system is fairly good, but can fail.

Cons

Advancement is only based on arbitrary criteria, internal promotion is not a priority. Hard or skilled work either goes unnoticed, or can be a liability that prevents you from advancing. If finding a replacement would be difficult advancement may be impossible. Complete disconnect between upper management and employees. Promotions are largely based on social maneuvering over any verifiable performance.

Advice to Management

Develop some real avenues for ambitious employees to seek advancement. Start rewarding performance over length of service and skill over personal relationships. Upper management needs to come down from the 2nd floor for reasons other than giving speeches.

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    "Looking for a dead end job?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    * They have a great cafeteria.
    * Nice gym.
    * Benefits are ok.
    * Pretty good raises, based on performance.

    Cons

    * Total lack of accountability, ethics, and leadership.
    * If you are talented and motivated this is not the place for you. If you are happy doing mediocre work with less than mediocre managment, this is the place for you.
    * There is so much back-stabbing and pot-stirring you have to isolate yourself to survive.
    * If you do want to advance, make sure you do only mediocre work, otherwise people will be afraid that you will take your job so they won't advance you!
    * Although raises are based on your performance there is a general knowledge that they only "give out" so many "exceeds expectations" and managment has to fight to give you these, so it usually doesn't happen.

    Advice to Management

    Total re-tool of all managment and company philosophies.


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    "Noridian is not a Great Place To Work as they say it is"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The cafeteria and the 2 half hour breaks. Also the ability to play fantasy football, baseball, NASCAR, etc. If you get into a management position where you don't need to accomplish anything, It's a very good place to work.

    Cons

    In the IT department there is a methodology that just plainly does not work. There is Phase documents that get created that are not useful at all during different stages of a project. The Systems Strategy Administrator that was supposed to be in charge of HIPAA actually let the four main HIPAA transactions to be designed 4 disparate ways. This was caused by the lack of communication amongst the so-called project leaders (they really only distribute projects. Not lead them). Senior management just signs these Phase Documents with no idea at all as to what is in them. They wouldn’t be able to comprehend them anyway, so they just sign them. When a really important project comes along, the senior management meets for months (not getting anything accomplished) and when it’s time for an Analyst to actually get something developed, everything has to be re-worked/re-analyzed. Also, there is way too many management people. Why does the IT department need an Assistant VP along with Managers who really don’t accomplish anything? The Project Leaders could report directly to the VP. But of course, that would mean that the VP would actually have to do something. The only thing those Managers/Assistant VPs do is go to meetings where really nothing gets accomplished. They also look at Phone Reports, Door Reports, Internet usage reports, and spy on employee’s emails.

    Advice to Management

    The real workers would really like less of Senior Management. You are just getting in the way of projects being completed. And in the process, just wasting subscriber's health care dollars. We don't need Assistant VPs and Managers that don't do anything.


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