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Sunflower Electric Power Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "today"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Liberal, KS
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Liberal, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and pay is very competitive for the region

    Cons

    not all locations share the same availability for advancement, there is a 5 year transfer freeze within the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    employees are a valuable assets


  2. "Substation Technician"

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    Former Employee - Substation Technician in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Substation Technician in Lawton, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sunflower Electric Power (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good, and the people were nice to work with. They provide you with good tools and good meals, and paid for hotels.

    Cons

    They did not do 401K match, you have to work for 6 months before any type of leave is paid. Your vacation only accrued as 3 hours per payslip. Some supervisors micromanage their crews. Hard to handle being told not to touch it till he gets there when you know how to fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Give bigger incentives for no accidents. $25 a year is NOT an incentive. $25 is not a bonus for no injuries on the job either. Teach supervisors to STOP micromanaging their crews. They are trained for the job, let them do it!

    Sunflower Electric Power Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – HR Administrator

    While Sunflower doesn't do a 401k match, we do have a very lucrative pension plan. Vacation accrues beginning with the second paycheck and amounts to 12 days per year. Vacation cannot be used in the... More

  3. "Two Thumbs Up!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunflower Electric Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to do my job, I am allowed to make mistakes without fear of retribution, family-feel, excellent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Can't think of any to share


  4. "Excellent opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sunflower Electric Power full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, opportunity and people. The employees all take care of each other.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, but great opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Tons of opportunity although house cleaning is needed."

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    Current Employee - Transmission Engineer
    Current Employee - Transmission Engineer
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunflower Electric Power full-time

    Pros

    You'll get excellent opportunity to do real projects here. You definitely will not be board. People are friendly in the small towns and cost of living is very affordable. Good towns to raise your kids in.

    Cons

    You really have to like living in the small town environment as I have seen it wear on people. People in the organization don't communicate very well and can be rude. Nepotism policies are are followed loosely.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management in Hays is doing a great job. Clean house with the nepotism as it is really creating more problems than it is worth and will even get worse in time. Be more responsive to your members. See if you can find new ways to address generation shortages.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Fast Paced, Nose to the Grindstone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are genuinely nice. The compensation is also very high and benefits are comprehensive. Locations tend to be small which lends itself to a family type environment.

    Cons

    Where to start... there is no consistency between any departments. One area may be flexible in working arrangements while another is very rigid. HR has to have a say on EVERYTHING that happens in the company and no one likes the head of the HR department and avoid dealing with him when possible. Promotions are handed out like candy to people upper management favors without truly investigating their actual work ethic and performance.
    Micromanaging is a key theme in the company... no one can do anything with out someone scrutinizing and knitpicking something to death. The executive team has to approve anything which defeats the purpose of the million managers they have underneath them. Why hire them to do the job when you will be doing it yourself? It is a very centralized work place with little to no autonomy for the worker bees and managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees... What happened to the company wide survey we all took? We were told results would be shared in February and it is now mid-March. We have something to say so the company can improve but you don't seem to want to listen. Relinquish some responsibility... it will be okay, I promise! You have competent, responsible employees working there.


  7. "The best company I have ever worked for."

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

    Pros

    Sunflower culture exceeds that of any job I have ever had. Management truly supports their staff and actually cares about their employees and customers.
    They recognize hard work and reward it with advancement and raises. These things aren't just handed to everyone. It's one of those places where hard work really does pay off. They have an open door policy. If you want to talk to your direct supervisor or the CEO, your concerns will be heard.

    Cons

    Budgets are tight. You get what you need to do your job, but there are no extras.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - no advice needed.