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Great River Energy Reviews

Updated January 13, 2019
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  1. "Awesome job, incredible benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    The resource processing plant processes garbage so it doesn’t always smell the best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing.


  2. "Generation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Great River Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and very good benefits.

    Cons

    Changing needs for energy has left some employees behind.

  3. "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Great River Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cadillac benefits, easy work, generous vacation

    Cons

    Terrible management
    Lack of transparency with employees
    Lack of project management discipline


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Services in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Environmental Services in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Great River Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great benefits. Decent salaries.

    Cons

    Changing nature of business is challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees. We understand that every day isn't a great day, but we still have many great days throughout the year.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great River Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership team, awesome benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    GRE is a great company to work for ... since it has such a flat structure, there are less opportunities to move up.


  6. "Inventory Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Great River Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall good working envirnment, good people

    Cons

    Leadership and direction of management left something to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Great River Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Progressive G&T thoughtfully transitioning their generation portfolio and building up Transmission infrastructure

    Cons

    This is a great company. People do't leave so it can be difficult to gain upward mobility. You just have to be ready when opportunities appear.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great salary and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great River Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, great benefits, good co-workers, and a fairly progressive utility. Great job security and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It's a pretty flat organization, so advancing beyond mid-level career opportunities is difficult with very few openings.

    Advice to Management

    Work on ways to retain mid-career talent with opportunities to advance. Continue to seek feedback from employees at all levels for new and innovative ideas and business savings.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Get Promoted then get Fired, questionable HR ethics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monticello, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monticello, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Great River Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun projects and great people to work with. The main campus has wonderful meeting spaces to meet with customers and outside vendors with fabulous in-house cafeteria and the building is LEED certified with natural light. (but it shines directly into your eyes during a few weeks each spring and fall)

    Cons

    Manager promoted me within the department, then same manager put me on probation for "not meeting expectations". I was gone within a year. I was there a total of 5 years. It was a really weird experience. HR department was difficult to work with and lied (didn't tell the whole truth) to the unemployment insurance office. The company touts its high ethics - but I did not find that to be true.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great River Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome company, love the employees and management

    Cons

    None great place to work