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Omaha Public Power Reviews

Updated June 11, 2018
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Timothy J. Burke
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  1. "Good company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Moving within the company has become more difficult.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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

    I worked at Omaha Public Power part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits for employees

    Cons

    Input of long term employees

    Advice to Management

    Consideration of older employees

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Thought it could have been a career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Omaha Public Power full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Great pay with plenty of room for advancement
    Felt involved in something special.

    Cons

    Tim Burke became CEO and brought his Enron ideals.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the liar at top.


  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Director in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. Moving in the right direction for employee accountability.

    Cons

    In transition so a lot of entitled employees upset with change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep progressing


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Change for the sake of change isn't progress."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good location, Large provider or popular service

    Cons

    Seemingly "shaking things up" without seeking to understand what you are trying to achieve isn't moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have adequate coverage. Business critical services are by their nature "critical" and not to be glossed over while you are visioneering the future.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly employees, nice facilities, fair compensation & benefits.

    Cons

    Managers spend too much of their time in meetings. The company's current obsession with cost control is discouraging employees from proactively pursuing improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Why is it that OPPD is never among the "Best Places to Work" in Omaha?


  7. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    challenging opportunities to engage in the business

    Cons

    not enough incentive to high performing non-contract employees. Union employees receive consistent and significant wage increases along with job security in return for marginal effort

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentives to non contract employees who put forth the effort

  8. "Nuclear Security Officer"

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

    I have been working at Omaha Public Power full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, qualified trainers

    Cons

    Upwards of 600 hours of overtime a year


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nuclear Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Calhoun, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Calhoun, NE

    I worked at Omaha Public Power (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is very good even for industry average.
    Mostly easy work.
    Weapons training is fun and helpful.
    Decent benefits overall

    Cons

    Boring and repetitive work.
    Poor leadership. There is a lot of gotcha style management.
    Mandatory overtime, sometimes you don't find out until near the end of your shift

    Advice to Management

    All leadership should get some leadership training. They do a great disservice not equipping new supervisors with some basic skills.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Bad management"

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

    Pros

    Benifits are decent. Work life balance is good in general, although some employees are needed to be on call and they aren't really compensated for that when they are salaried.

    Cons

    Terrible management in general. The culture is clearly that management gets all the "perks" and scrutinize the workers ridiculously. Big inequites across the company, many very important groups of employees severely underpaid when compared to other groups that are far less valuable.

    Advice to Management

    Quit shifting blame of bad engagement scores onto the employees when the employees are very clearly pointing out that management is the problem. Quit making organization changes just for the sake of change when is doesn't make any sense to do so. Quit hiring your "friends" to other management posistions, actually promote the best employees. Value your employees more and reward them, quit rewarding people for leaving the company and coming back, reward the ones who stay.


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