Border States - Avoid at all costs | Glassdoor
  1. "Avoid at all costs"

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    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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  1. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Current Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Border States for less than a year

    Pros

    quiet, kind, structured, room for growth

    Cons

    none to speak of in my time there

    Border States2020-03-29
  2. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Border States full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great employees and customer to work with

    Cons

    If the industry is slow, the company is slow

    Border States2020-03-05

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