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Great place to work
Planner (Current Employee) –  Sergeant Bluff, IAJuly 2, 2017
I really enjoy work at this company with it's constant learnings offered and room for advancement. This makes it a great place to work. The health benefits are great as well.
Pros
Very demanding work enviroment
Cons
12 hour shifts
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Could be a descent place to work if all can act like adults
Journeyman pipefitter/locator/meter reader (Former Employee) –  Quad citiesMay 27, 2017
Could be a descent place to work if all can act like adults. Mostly clicks and old school metality......management allowing this type of behavior to continue happening......
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i would not recommend working here
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAFebruary 15, 2017
The amount of stress, pressure and lack of work life balance will make you not to work as a CSA here. The management does not care about your opinions. Management will watch what you do, where you go and your drinking or bathroom habits. You are disrespected by management and when you complain you are treated like you are ridiculous for your complaints. The HR on site Representative is a joke and he would be a better value as a paper weight. The amount of people on FMLA for stress, anxiety and depression issues with people who are CSA's is very high here. I would never recommend working here due to the culture and daily life is horrible.
Pros
Accrued PTO
Cons
Management styles, overtime at the last minute, mandatory 12 hour days, management would like you to sit down, be quiet and be seen not heard.
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Great first employment experience
Various Positions (Former Employee) –  Sioux City, IAJanuary 19, 2017
Great place to get various experiences for a career-minded young professional. Easy to move around or ahead and folks were friendly to work with.
Pros
Great opportunities
Cons
Business growth promoted job insecurity.
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Watch your back
Not saying (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IASeptember 11, 2016
If you are not part of a click than you are screwed! Alot of back stabbing.people who don't do a darn thing all day sit on their butts and just talk all day then they get promoted.no advancement when you work really hard
Pros
Nice office
Cons
No advancement
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Very Disappointed
Customer Service Rep/Cashier - Part time (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IASeptember 4, 2016
Training is not the best and the others are not quick to lend a hand so you’re pretty much left to fend for yourself. Gossiping and backstabbing is definitely alive and well in that office, and unfortunately is tolerated because the leadership in that office does it too. It’s very cliquey, with undeniable favoritism and lying. According to HR: since bullying and being rude to employees is not illegal, and as always, if it’s your word against another you don’t have much to go on, so nothing will change, I was very disappointed. It was not the kind of culture I wanted to be a part of.
Pros
they did have a break room
Cons
They need to stop letting employees treat other employees rudely.
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Midamerican
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAAugust 23, 2016
At work a typical day is getting on the phone at 8am to assist our clients with network outages, street lights, answer billing questions and provide them with explanations to their bill.
Pros
rewarding
Cons
not able to provide exceptions
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job different than w3hat I was hired to do
Scheduling and Planning Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Quad citiesJuly 18, 2016
6 weeks after hiring, ops manager retired, new ops manager told me that instead of what I had talked about in the interview, he was going to have me do, and I quote, "all the stuff an engineer shouldn't have to do." Attitude was no need to keep maintenance records, maintain a schedule of maintenance, or follow any general work practice used by O&M departments the world over.
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Billing Representative II (Current Employee) –  Davenport, IAJune 10, 2016
Logging into your phone each morning, logging onto your computer and begin working on solving billing issues. I've learned about time management, CSS computer database, how to resolve billing issues, budget balance issues. Co-workers are supportive, the hardest part of the job was learning the various types of problems that needed to be resolved. The most enjoyable part of the job was when you solved the issues and completed the task in a timely manner.
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Do not miss work!
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAMay 24, 2016
This job was ok. Easy to work with people. Whatever you do make sure you don't have any medical issues or have to miss work for anything!!
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2 Thumbs Down
Customer Service of Unregulated-Sales (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAFebruary 28, 2016
Some of the worst women to work with. Awful and nasty they talk to you in such a disrespectful mannor and get away with it.

Training doesn't exist, person who trains you only gives you half the information you need to do your job, so this way you can't do better than them. Mind game city!
Pros
They have none
Cons
To many to name
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Solid company to work for
Customer Service Representative & Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IAOctober 7, 2015
Laid back work environment.
Focused on safety!
Co-workers were great.
Pressure from the start to join the union if a meter reader or line man.
Hours were great.
Job expectations were realistic and clear.
Pros
Good Company
Cons
None
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Every day is a different day. Nothing is the same. A learning enviroment
Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAOctober 1, 2015
serving the public in their energy needs of natural gas and electric needs. including gas leaks, carbon monoxide leaks, natural gas service lighting appliances.
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Good company, but not great.
CSR (Former Employee) –  davenport, IAAugust 31, 2015
Good people, and a decent environment. Not great though. Pay was decent, but a lot of regulations and hoops to jump through.
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Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  DavenportAugust 13, 2015
good company nice environment, long training with great trainers who are willing to assist. Able to speak to supervisor one on one
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Great workplace
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Davenport, IAMarch 5, 2015
Overall rating *****
Great work life balance. *****
Compensation & Benefits *****
Job security/Advancement *****
Management *****
Job culture *****
Overall rating *****
Pros
Earned Pto
Cons
Parking
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Easy receptionist tasks
Front Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAMarch 1, 2015
Short term temporary employment at the front desk Mid American Corporate Headquarters. The most enjoyable part of the job was greeting people.
Pros
Positive work environment
Cons
Short term assignmnet
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Good paying job with decent benefits.
Assistant Unit Operator (Former Employee) –  Muscatine, IANovember 26, 2014
12 hour shifts, performing eSOMS rounds on auxiliary equipment of a 800 MW coal fired power generating station. Experience with LOTO, Confined Space, Hotwork, procedures. Good group of people to work with on the floor. Hardest part of the job was trying to accomplish the daily requirements along with everything else they threw on your plate during the day. The best part of the job was the pay.
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Great people to work with and I enjoyed the duties I had there
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IANovember 5, 2014
I really enjoyed working there and with my co-workers. I also really enjoyed managing their calendars and learning new tasks, like: maintaining meter inventory, creating work orders, making sure the guys are scheduled in appropriate areas, and assisting my boss. He was such a great boss. I've made new friends and will miss it there....
Pros
attractive pay, flexible, awesome management, great co-workers
Cons
secure job
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A Learning Experiance
Site Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort Dodge, IAOctober 1, 2014
I have had the opportunity to learn first hand all aspects of a project from start to finish, from the BOP and all contractual matters to working with land owners on the project. Directly working with the state and county on matters from planning to permitting.
The work and the weight of being the project owners site representative and the responsibilities that go with that are too many to mention but very rewarding as you see these projects come to a successful end.
Pros
High energy high responsibilty and rewarding work
Cons
Contracted type work, when the job is over you start the search for work.
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3.4
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