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Updated Jan 16, 2022

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3.5
64%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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Energy Northwest CEO Brad Sawatzke (no image)
Brad Sawatzke
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits including a state pension as well as 401K(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good pay, benefits, pension, people(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance, they don't value people with degrees, not lots of room for development(in 6 reviews)

  • "Stressful and demanding work environment; no work-life balance(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent place to work

      Apr 6, 2021 - Applications Analyst IV in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Compensation package is excellent, work is meaningful and rewarding. I get to work with really good people.

      Cons

      A lot of off-hours work and weekend calls.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Company

      Jan 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great total compensation and work schedules.

      Cons

      On call more than other companies.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Stop

      Jan 2, 2022 - Security 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There is nothing good about this company, save yourself and look elsewhere.

      Cons

      Everything about this place is a Con unless you are senior level.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Instrumentation and controls technician

      Sep 11, 2021 - Lead Instrumentation and Controls in West Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay and benefits great people

      Cons

      The plant is Located in Washington state

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good benefits, lacking in leadership

      Sep 21, 2021 - SRO in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits and pension, work life balance.

      Cons

      Long standing equipment issues, old plant components are rarely repaired in a timely manner.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Toxic Culture

      Aug 31, 2021 - Support Worker 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I guess well paying for the area that it is in, not much else.

      Cons

      Schedule, workplace egos, executives and upper management have no regard for shift workers, toxic culture, turnover is high, overtime is plentiful to the point of too much. Cannot count on fellow employees backing you up on anything. Most shops are union, so a lot of greediness. If you do not mind living to work for this company, then by all means.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok place to work

      Jun 7, 2021 - Associate Engineer in Sunnyside, WA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good money for a college grad

      Cons

      really boring, location not the greatest

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Utility Company

      Feb 3, 2021 - QA Supervisor in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits, job stability, leadership team

      Cons

      shift work, long hours at times.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Brnefits

      Jan 17, 2021 - Infrastructure Analyst in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Defined Retirement, military friendly employment

      Cons

      Lots of red tape in the way of getting things done.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Working for Energy Northwest: Columbia Nuclear Generating Station

      Sep 10, 2020 - Lead Maintenance Planner in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      High Pay, good benefits package, matching 401K, state pension, minimal supervisor micro-management, annual performance pay review, department/company performance bonuses, advancement opportunities.

      Cons

      Highly rule and procedure based. requires strong knowledge of NRC federal regulations with strict adherence and work required in a radiation environment. Many milestones, deadlines and emergent maintenance and projects. Promptness of necessary resources and task implementations slower than would typically be expected. Frequent plan evaluations, rule/procedure conformance adherence verifications, work plan rewrites and plan changes prior to implementation.

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    64% of Energy Northwest employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Energy Northwest 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

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