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MDU Resources Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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MDU Resources President, CEO, and Director Terry D. Hildestad
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  1. "Great company to work for with many different divisions in different regions of USA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDU Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good and most managers are aware of surroundings. Enjoy atmosphere and community service participation activities. Work life balance is great!

    Cons

    Lack of feedback and lack of leadership. Very busy and unorganized at times but most activities in construction are seasonal in nature due to service territories.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know how they are doing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Walking out the door for the last time

    Cons

    Good ol boys club. Not in with the "in" crowd you're out of luck
    Pay is low and management prides themselves on holding a scheduled raise to save the company money.
    Micro managed. Managers love to punish employees and love to belittle you when you ask a question. Demand you work overtime when they don't know how to manage people so they're constantly low on staffing. It's a revolving door there.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your head out of your butt and learn to manage people. Walk the talk you spew on a daily basis.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Political power house"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minot, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minot, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MDU Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation. Lots of perks on the pay and benefits side of things. Co-workers are great to be around, and I enjoy working with them.

    Cons

    Totally out of my element. Was deceived by upper management of what I was I hired to do, and what I actually do.

    Bad management with no direction. They like to delegate even the most minute tasks. This place has politics like I've never seen.

    Advice to Management

    There is a "revolving door" at the Minot branch. A lot of people have moved on in my short time here, and there's more to follow. You need to clean house and take care of the management issue.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stagnant But Satisfying"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at MDU Resources is the great coworkers and the fact that it is one of the best paying employers in Bismarck, ND.

    Cons

    The corporate mantra is "With Integrity". Unfortunately, as with many large organizations, this philosophy is sometimes hard to find in the day to day operations.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. In many cases the real value of an employee is not that they can do the day to day work but in their opinions and ideas.


  6. "Point of view"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co-workers with shared family values

    Cons

    Seasonal Work with little flexibility in scheduling


  7. "Intern review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great people to work with. There is constantly a joking attitude in the building while still maintaining professionalism. Great Place.

    Cons

    No cons really. What I was doing wasn't necessarily my "cup of tea", but the people around made it turn out to be a good experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Always friendly and in a great mood. It is nice to have management that can lead from the top down while keeping workers happy.


  8. "Excellent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Integrity, Growing Company, Diversified Energy Company

    Cons

    Headquarters in Bismarck, ND, Career advancement difficult at Utility


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company not what it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are really great. 1/3 off utility bill, 3 weeks vacation to start, good medical, dental, vision insurance with little out of pocket expenses.

    Cons

    Very little promotion potential, professional development. Focus is on shareholder value and not employee morale or satisfaction. Definitely a top down organization.

    Advice to Management

    If you focus on the employees, they will be happy they work for you and will work that much harder for you.


  10. "MDU-Utility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDU Resources full-time

    Pros

    Loved my work, great coworkers

    Cons

    Awful local management-gettnig blamed for the issues and losing credit for your successes gets REALLY old. I learned that the rule to moving up at that place must be "Do nothing, delegate everything, and know nothing about the jobs you manage"

    Advice to Management

    Find your bad managers and supervisors and replace them FAST. They are the reason you have a sinking ship in the Baaken. They are right under your nose if you look.


  11. "Mediocre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Mostly stable, median wages (not bad, not great).

    Cons

    lack of promotional opportunites, high performance not rewarded fairly, overall just a big corporation with the corporate issues.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so sluggish with decisions and communications.


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