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MidAmerican Energy Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great job security due; many employees have been with the Company for several decades (in 5 reviews)

  • I really enjoyed working here because of the good pay, nice people, comfortable atmosphere, company lunches, and good locations around Iowa (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, room for growth, dynamic environment

    Cons

    Long hours, outdated technology in some areas

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    management of some departments could use some thorough training

  3. "Old School"

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

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy full-time

    Pros

    Many people have been at the company a long time. They have high expectations of work product.

    Cons

    MidAmerican is a decent place to work but goes by old school standards. Most of the management are white middle aged men, and if you get into the 'good ol' boy's club' then you're good, otherwise you'll never feel at home in management. Pay has been getting lower in recent years.


  4. "Billing"

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    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits in line with the market

    Cons

    Expectations of employees is unreasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to communication


  5. "Great Company, Moving in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong leadership, progressive vision and limitless potential

    Cons

    Older workforce and IT systems, rigid performance incentive guidelines

    Advice to Management

    Do what is best for Customer, Employees and the Environment


  6. "When Illness strikes"

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    Former Employee - Transmission Outage Coordinator in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Transmission Outage Coordinator in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits to old hires who get retirement

    Cons

    People with attitude to new hires.

    Advice to Management

    People have lives get illnesses and need time off.


  7. "Good Company, but Newer Management Policies are Hurting Performance and Moral"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting projects to work on and good co-workers.
    - Hours and expectations are reasonable and well managed.

    Cons

    - Management is less engaged with helping people achieve their career goals.
    - Performance review process is non-existent for individual contributors and subjective.

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to effectively managed expectations by delivering goals from the top down.
    - Re-implement an individual contributor performance review feedback cycle to provide positive feedback and actionable goals.
    - Implement a system to recognize and reinforce top talent or those individuals will continue to leave.
    - Align annual raises with industry averages instead of cost of living otherwise salaries will lag resulting in employees switching jobs to get back to the average.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate America at it's finest"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MidAmerican Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not much. Stable, enjoy the industry, most co-workers are good to work with

    Cons

    I have never seen such a disconnect between upper managagement and employees before. They have absolutely no clue or care of what their employees deal with day in and day out. There is no empowerment of employees or middle managers. Outdated systems and technology make it difficult to do your job effectively. No organization or defined processes anywhere in the company. Maintenance is a dirty word here. President and CEO do not actually care about the company or its employees and are all about lining their coffers. It's very clear they are investing the bare minimum back into the company to keep the IUB happy and the customers don't know any better. You are truly just a number here. After you walk in the door, they will begin to walk all over you. In their view - you are easily replaced!

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as valuable assets and not like idiots and commodities. Most of them see right through your facade. Nobody will care about your renewable energy "dream" until you start treating employees right. Reward the employees who actually do care and work hard, instead of punishing everyone for the mistakes of a few.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "AP Rep"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux City, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MidAmerican Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice pay for local area

    Cons

    Management in functional area not interested in change

    Advice to Management

    Be receptive to all ideas... Especially those coming from people who actually have a basic comprehension of the theories supporting the work of the functional area in addition to relevant work and real world experience.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stable, but no opportunity to excell"

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    Current Employee - Substation Engineer in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Substation Engineer in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable position, the company has a great safety focus, and is an industry leader in the utility industry. Provides great customer value

    Cons

    Poor management chasing every fashionable fad and trying to implement one size fits all solutions to wildly varied problems. No real training for the position, and ever changing job expectations

    Advice to Management

    The review process is a joke with no real evaluation on merit. Change this before your best minds go elsewhere.


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