Knife River - Merit was largely a hindrance leading to several years of disappointment. | Glassdoor
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"Merit was largely a hindrance leading to several years of disappointment."

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

Pros

The company is part of a larger utility group and therefore can withstand the bumps of an unsteady economy. Some managers are good people.

Cons

Senior management is completely unaware of the skills and abilities of its own people. They insulate themselves almost completely from what's going on. The new President loathes technology and is one of the few executives in the world that doesn't recognize the importance of technology and sees it only as a way for employees to waste time. He'd rather we all used abaci

Advice to Management

When making decisions about who to promote and who to RIF, actually talk to employees who work with those people. Make decisions based on merit instead of who your friends are.

Other Employee Reviews for Knife River

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work with pretty good pay especially if able to work on overtime. Good benefits and a big company to work for.

    Cons

    Work is dependent upon the construction economy and therefore unstable and job security can be at risk when business is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Notify and educate employees about oportunities for professional development and possibilities with moving up in the company and promotions/ work expectations


  2. "Good company to work for."

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Knife River as an intern

    Pros

    Will give you all the hours you need during the summer months.

    Cons

    Moving around from crew to crew can be rough because you never get in the groove with one group of people

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