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Nipsco Reviews

Updated June 27, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay, good benefits, stability" (in 6 reviews)

  • "The utility industry is stable and we have great benefits" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The upper management has l9st touch with the middle management team" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Micro management is not necessary" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for, in part because they have both union and company employees."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distribution Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Distribution Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, amazing benefits and vacation, room for upward mobility, they hire from within

    Cons

    industrial working environment, some offices are male dominated


  2. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, everyone in my office is friendly and always willing to help each other, lot of opportunities if saught after

    Cons

    Upper management changes relatively often, not much of a con but new supervisor can have a different outlook on some topics so there's a brief adjustment period

  3. "Great Place to Work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are good at what you do, you are given a lot of flexibility at your job. Projects range from simple to complex and you have the ability to take on new challenges. It’s both an independent and team environment as you can lean on senior staff and management when need be. Benefits are great, although the cost of health insurance is alway increasing. If you work hard and accomplish your tasks, you will receive a good bonus.

    Cons

    The company is inefficient and can be wasteful with rate payer money. It’s hard to implement change in areas beyond your control. The labor union, which I support, has maybe too much power in that many union staff have become complacent and ineffective.

    Advice to Management

    Create accountability for union staff and follow the money. Some construction contractors are taking advantage of lax oversight and poor contracts to take in the dough at the expense of the ratepayer.


  4. "Best Place to Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nipsco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The challenges and opportunities are never ending. You are easily be able to stay busy. There is always plenty of work to do. The utility industry is stable and we have great benefits.

    Cons

    Some Negative employees as you can see by other reviews. If you have had other jobs, you will realize this is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Continuous improvement, great job!


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nipsco full-time

    Pros

    Growing caring large
    Caring
    Large
    Professional
    Good culture
    Regulated
    Good

    Cons

    Lazy
    Not customer focused
    Can’t make a decision


  6. "Alright"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot from a lot of senior engineers

    Cons

    Low pay. People that come in after you make more than you.


  7. "Several People Are Crying At Their Desk"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Goshen, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Goshen, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nipsco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is plenty of work for everyone employed with the company.

    Cons

    I witnessed two union employees crying at their desk because they were overwhelmed from the high stress due to mountains of files that were expected to be filed. The staff is rushed to process high level engineering documents and plans for major government projects. The management is good at paying lip service to safety but when it comes down to spending unplanned money human life becomes expendable. A supervisor would not replace a widow maker electric pole because the budget didn't permit it and became upset when the union workers found the unsafe practice abhorrent. Designs methods espoused by the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) were discounted by the same manager when calculating buoyancy of a pipe. Conformity to antiquated company standards were consider more important than changing.

    Advice to Management

    The company should heed the warning of the IURC in regards to the safety warnings that were established by the largest utility fine in state history. Recognize that if a person is rushed to process a design that proper due diligence cannot be rendered to the project and public safety is compromised.

  8. "Great job with good benefits"

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

    I worked at Nipsco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of room to grow in the company.

    Cons

    Some of the more "coveted" positions seemed to go to individuals that were with the "in crowd"

    Advice to Management

    I would say to be more accepting and understanding of people that have been raised in more challenging environments.


  9. "New IT dept"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Hammond, IN

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

    Pros

    Most all superiors tried to help you.

    Cons

    Limited access to then Current equipment Made learning difficulties.

    Advice to Management

    Made learning difficulties. For those interested please let them see how it is done. Don’t stop their learning. Not necessarily hands on but do what you can to help them learn.


  10. "company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nipsco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has no competition so we are good

    Cons

    management changes every 6 months to a year


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