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Omaha Public Power Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "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


  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?

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical job"

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Nuclear Security Officer in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Omaha Public Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer really great pay for the job that you do. The benefits are not too bad either.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. They do not care about your family life and they expect your life to be completely committed to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being jerks and actually care about your employees and their families. Also develop a better company culture so it is enjoyable to work there.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A company in transition from great to lame."

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    Current Employee - Licensed Reactor Operator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Licensed Reactor Operator in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros all went out the door when they ended the defined pension plan.

    Cons

    Clueless management and a culture of not thinking outside the box.

    Advice to Management

    Five years ago, under the old CEO, they were the best company in the world. Now, I can't wait to get out. Management has forgotten that employees are people and while they parrot the trendy mottos, they don't follow through.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends

    I worked at Omaha Public Power part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the top company in Omaha

    Cons

    Very hard to get in OPPD as full time employee


  9. "Declining company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Average benefits. Great employees. Good experience.

    Cons

    Declining benefits over the years. Seem to be reducing employee benefits and perks and giving the money saved to the executives. Unhealthy company culture. Foresee OPPD eventually becoming just a distribution company and buying power on the open market rather than producing it and controlling rates in house. The board is completely controlled by the CEO rather than voting and representing the rate payers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting on the short term and plan for the future. Do not put all eggs in one (natural gas) basket. A diversified portfolio is better.


  10. "Omaha Public Power District"

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

    Pros

    Good pay, and good benefits, people are friendly

    Cons

    Long hours, not treated as an employee, but more of just a number


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