Border States - Employee-ownership a difference maker | Glassdoor
  1. "Employee-ownership a difference maker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Border States full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture of giving back to the communities they live and work in.

    Cons

    Big organization not always the most nimble but invests in technologies.

    Border States2019-12-27

    Border States Response

    January 13, 2020HR Recruiting Supervisor

    Thanks for the feedback – we appreciate it – we do have a great culture! And we’ll keep working on being more agile.

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Border States full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Market leader and forward thinking. The ESOP is great for those looking to make a long term career commitment

    Cons

    Large company which means it can be difficult to adapt and change.

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    Border States2019-12-08
  2. "Avoid at all costs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Person in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Border States full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They will pay you very well in the IT area since it's very difficult to attract talent.

    Cons

    Cold cold place. The work area is a form of 'open concept' but that's where the openness stops. The management and other leadership likely wont even notice who you are or care to converse with you. If you want to have any input on any matters within the company then you probably should go work for a consulting firm or technology company that they regularly 'rub elbows' with. On the technology side of things it seems as if it's a group of 'yes men' running the show. The current and future implementations are still following the IT rules from the 90's. The goal for the IT projects are to get something up and running at bare minimum costs (as if leadership's bonus rely on budget savings) while accumulating an astronomical amount of technical debt. Then leadership will sell the chance to address said debt after the project only for them to kick off the next big thing project. The IT turnover should hint to the people upstairs that there is something wrong in the area but yet the same antics still continue. The area is thin with resources so the common solution is to staff aug which of course costs much more for the resource to get up to speed and then are rarely able to properly complete their assigned project. When an intern is brought into the IT area they are directed to their seat and talked to at a bare minimum, they are likely never introduced to leadership higher than a supervisor. If you are looking for an IT company that focuses on implementing the technology then I would avoid BSE at all costs.

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    Border States2020-01-19

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