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Hoosier Energy Reviews

Updated November 11, 2016
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  1. "Awesome"

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    Former Intern - Wellness in Bloomington, IN
    Former Intern - Wellness in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hoosier Energy as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fit into my schedule as a student and always worked around major life events/travel. Not working on all major holidays was also a plus. Everyone was always willing to help and solve problems

    Cons

    In the position I held there were sometimes very long hours involved but in comparison to the pros, it was really nothing.

    Advice to Management

    None


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    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hoosier Energy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Constant chaos creates considerable cash

    Cons

    Mafia style HR department. Do some research and look into hiring and internal promotions. Doesn't matter about qualifications just who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Board of Directors should open their eyes and get some true, unbiased facts. A couple of higher up employees are truly running the company into the ground.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, for the area"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hoosier Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the area
    Hoosier provides lots of onsite and offsite training opportunities
    Great employee tuition reimbursement plan

    Cons

    Hoosier seems to suffer from a lack of turnover - so many people have been in the same positions for so long that their is an incredible buildup of tribal knowledge without many formal procedures
    Overtime demands can be exhausting


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  5. "Former corporate employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, many good people, good benefits and good pay. Very nice, new facility.

    Cons

    Many employees have never worked anyplace else. They don't realize how good a company they work for.

    Advice to Management

    Stop keeping temp employees as temps.


  6. "Great Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was immediately given real responsibilities and the opportunity to learn. No one made me feel like an "intern," and I got to be included on important projects in the department. I was given the ability to basically set my own hours and the option to work from home on occasion. The new corporate headquarters is a great building to work in.

    Cons

    There wasn't anything really. The internship really helped set me up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not much teamwork"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hoosier Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company does provide good wages.

    Cons

    Dishonesty, Lack of professionalism, HR issues. Management has many issues and does not function well at all.

    Advice to Management

    Really take a close look at how company functions. Get out of headquarters. Need to offer a very good early retirement program to get rid of the 25-30 year people that can not grasp new technology or change.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Records Management
    Former Employee - Records Management
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hoosier Energy full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Nice people
    Overall good company culture

    Cons

    Location (rural Indiana. Basically in Bloomington, a college town, though)

    Advice to Management

    A little more direction and motivation from managers to subordinate employees should be encouraged.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to start a career, but no where to move up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hoosier is more than willing to spend money on helping their employee's educations. That being said they are not willing to give any type of raise for extra credentials.

    Cons

    Like most utility companies there is an old school mindset. New technologies and ideas will only be used as a last resort to solve a problem. Also, since the company is so small there is no room for advancement unless people with more experience in the company retire.

    Advice to Management

    Offer an incentive plan for employees that obtain higher educational degrees and accreditation in their field of expertise. There needs to be some sort of way to continue to motivate employees that don't feel like there is any way to move up in a company without older generations retiring.