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Vectren Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. "Fantastic Place To Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vectren (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    What a great place to work. It is the type of employer that you get out of it what you put into it. It can be stressful and long hours, but the value that they place on work/life balance can't be beat. If you want to progress your career the options are endless, especially if you are willing to work out of Evansville. Senior leadership makes it a point to come out to the field. No complaints here.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay engaged with the field employees. Overall a great place to work.


  2. "Receivables Management Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vectren full-time

    Pros

    Great people and benefits, good yearly bonus depending on companies success, great opportunities

    Cons

    small desks in this department

  3. "Good Company to Work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vectren full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The health benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    I did not have any cons while I worked there.


  4. "Employee Development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vectren provides many opportunities for development and career growth for motivated employees.

    Cons

    It's a smaller company so once you reach management level, there are limited places to continue to move upward.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start & gain experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most of the employees are nice and helpful. Good benefits. As a small company you'll get plenty of opportunities to try new things

    Cons

    No cultural diversity. I'd say that around 90% of all employees are from the area. Needless to say, there is more to it that I'd like to elaborate.


  6. "Lack of Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vectren full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most employees try hard to make a difference.

    Cons

    Entire company managed by a handful of people. Even the smallest decision requires mutltiple levels of approval. No trust in middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and trust those you hire. If you only need a "yes" don't hire people that think.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health, dental, and eye insurance, 401k, pre-tax accounts for medical and child care, onsite health clinics where you can go when you are sick without having to leave the building.

    Cons

    Although they claim to value work/life balance, in practice they do not. They do not allow working mothers time off during the day to attend their children's special programs, nor do they allow working mothers to take time off when their children are sick. No mother should have to worry that when their children get sick, they will have to choose between keeping their job and caring for their children. They continue to reduce sick leave benefits. Currently, there is NO guaranteed sick time. NONE. Employees are not machines, and even machines break down occasionally.

    Advice to Management

    Being a working mother is sooo very hard. Allow more flexible work arrangements. Treat your employees with respect and appreciation. Don't just give lip service to your core values, live up to them. Upper management is completely out of touch with the real life struggles of their employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Low Ethical Standards"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Manager in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good money if you are willing to do whatever you are told with no pushback.

    Cons

    One and only goal is profits. Don't be fooled by other published goals.

    Advice to Management

    Resign to more ethical leadership.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vectren (More than a year)

    Pros

    When entering the company you are told how there is room for advancement and plenty of opportunities to grow. They have a program designed for their 'Emerging Leaders'. They are very involved in the community and encourages their employees to be involved by tracking volunteer hours. Pay is sufficient. Work/life balance depending upon your role or department is pretty good.

    Cons

    Hard to get things pushed through as the company is very political and not very slow to make changes. Creating future leaders is a goal that the company strives to pursue however employees don't feel upper management is as passionate as is voiced as there are not trainings or seminars designed for up and coming leaders, only the 1 year program which is a program that upper management places certain in.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the voice of your employees and future leaders. Create processes that are truly geared toward improving the company and creating next generation leaders. Be open and receptive to change as it crucial to an organization's success and retaining top talent.


  10. "GIS Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vectren full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good great to work with.

    Cons

    Poor Management and lack of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Less Pointless Meeting


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