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senior safety advisor (Former Employee) –  northern nevadsJuly 19, 2014
Former Safety Advisor. This company has run off every decent safety person they have hired in the last 6 years

Doltish culture....sooner or later that square peg will fit a round hole.

Generally disenfranchised workforce... tons of near retirement people counting down. If you like 'empowerment' you wont get it here.

Safety and training are a cost of doing business... and they dont spend much .... raise your hand with a suggestion get beat down.
Pros
nice place to live
Cons
you have to HAVE leadership.... this corporation has none
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Comment – August 8, 2014

The 'rubber glove' issue in reno is indicative of an overall lack of things needed to run a safe operation.
We tied up 4 years trying to purchase a 'standard' arc rated harness. Department heads run their show as they see fit....no standard, no training, no continuity. The Mid American buy out has the old timers baffled. Expect a purge this next year. BUFFET wont tolerate the stupid.

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Nice place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJune 20, 2016
The company provided excellent training programs when there were changes that needed to be done. Training was also provided on how to handle difficult customers to resolve their problems in a courteous and professional matter with emphasis first contact resolution.
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Competitive Salary/Benefits - Poor Management
Programmer III(Senior Software Developer) (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJuly 3, 2014
This company likes to outsource it's work to India regardless of the fact that nothing gets accomplished in terms of IT related tasks when you do this. They do not value experience at all and they are extremely top heavy. About a dozen VPs and over 50 executives(not including the directors-250k+/yr that report to the executives) for company with 2000 employees is bit excessive. The execs keep promoting each other and then they cut the lower wage positions.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Management
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Productive workplace
Interchange Specialist (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVNovember 19, 2014
- Learning new an exciting energy resources
- Excellent and top notch managers/supervisors who are very skilled and trained in their fields
- The hardest part of the job was the long hours away from my family
- Enjoyable part of the job was the career advancement opportunities, payscale, benefits, and time-off with pay
Pros
Payscale, benefits, job security
Cons
Long hours
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This position is always rewarding, allowing me to assist all of my customers in a timely fashion with correct information
Call Center Specialist (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVOctober 29, 2014
With a heavy call volume, it is most important to be sure to treat each customer with the respect and patience they deserve, so that they are able to understand the answers to their concerns and questions.
Pros
full benefits
Cons
high stress level
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Good company to work for.
electrician/instrumentation specialist (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVNovember 10, 2013
Challenging place to work. Completed a recent 5-month outage removed rotors for CT's.
Pros
Great pay and benefits.
Cons
Training tradesman to also perform operation duties. Poor arc flash procedures.
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Stay away.
Blue collar (Current Employee) –  NVApril 12, 2012
CEO stated he only wants people to work here for 7 years then gtfo!

CEO makes over $7 million/year yet wants all employees to earn no more than median of all US utilities (union + non-union).
The company's goal is to make the CEO the highest paid ceo in Nevada and the highest paid ceo in the industry at all costs.

Most upper management came from FPL, that alone should keep you away.

Retirement was one of the best in utility industry now it's below median. It is a cash balance plan, but the plan sucks.

All trucks are gps tracked.

Worse of all the union is for and by and controlled by the clerks who could get a 50% reduction in pay and still make more than anyone else in NV doing similar jobs. There aren't enough Trades people to counter the clerks votes who are giving things up left & right.
Pros
since the takeover there are no pros
Cons
no job security, benefit reductions, retirement reductions, goal to become mediocre company
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Poor work life balance & company morale
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVApril 25, 2014
- long hours and hard work not compensated for or advanced
- work/life balance not aligned
- poor management
- opportunity for learning great; however as noted above hard work was not appreciated & no career advancement or planning was offered by management
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Very poor moral
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Las VegasFebruary 12, 2015
Lots of older employees are very much overworked and resistant to change. Management just says "yes" and rarely backs employees who do all of the work. This is part of the reason for the very high turnover. The systems are old and antiquated and they keep hiring young kids out of school who lack experience, I guess that's to mold them.

In terms of hiring they change what it is they want constantly. One minute they say they are looking for experienced people yet they turn around and hire students who have barley graduated and don't know purchasing terminology. They bring in temps who successfully do the work and then will not give them interviews for full-time positions. They look for skill sets that have nothing to do with the job. It really comes down to who they like and who they don't. But hey, a job is a job.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
lack of experience among new employees, older knowledge based forced to leave, old systems, knowledgeable management.
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employer always showed their appreciation of a job well done
o Drafter II, Reid Gardener Power Plant (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJanuary 14, 2014
Started out as a drafter and was promoted up words to Utility Coordinator. After the first reorganization I was moved to a Utility Designer. After the second reorganization I was moved to a designer in the Asset Management department. I learned a lot about the Utility Business. Interacting with customers, engineers, internal customers.
Everyone I worked with were very helpful and educational. I learned a lot from my co-workers. The hardest part of the job was trying to get everything coordinated with the internal customer to get the power delivered to the customer. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to look at something that you designed, created.
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Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Valmy, NVDecember 6, 2015
Performed all duties in order to keep the Power Plant running. Welding and fabricating everything needed to repair or replace equipment. Rebuilt pumps, ran cranes and many many other duties in my tenure at Valmy Power Plant.
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Great place to work
Senior Investigator Corporate Security (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVDecember 20, 2015
NV Energy is a great place to work. The company has many employee and family programs that are beneficial. I have enjoyed working at NV Energy.
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An excellent and diverse company to work for.
Call Center & Rates & Regulatory Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVNovember 20, 2013
The only reason I was not able to make a career out of NV Energy, was because I have a son, where at the time was 12 years old. This position required frequent travel to Las Vegas for rate hearings. My spouse's employer also required a great amount of travel, resulting in personal home-conflict. Due to those circumstances, the family made a decision for me to resign from NV Energy to stay home to care for my son.
Pros
A very lucrative and stable company to have a career with.
Cons
Company travel.
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Great Company
Student Intern (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVSeptember 13, 2013
Really great company to work for. There is a lot to learn about each aspect of the company. Work environment is pretty relaxed as long as the necessary work to be done is complete. Most of the co-workers are outgoing and easy to get along with. Has great policies and ensures its employees are well trained. Puts an emphasis on safety of its employees. There are opportunities to move up in the company but it is very competitive.
Pros
Great policies, work environment, opportunity
Cons
Competitive environment for people who want to move up
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a very wide range of responsibilities with limitless skills to learn and perfect.
Journeyman Lineman (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVDecember 14, 2013
working for nv energy was very beneficial for my career. overall a pleasant work environment with advancement opportunities available. as a lineman you had exposure to all aspects of the utility industry and its functions. you were always learning and being challenged so it definitely made for an interesting day at work for the majority of days.
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Clicks, back stabbing, unsafe. Not a gloving company but works like one.
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  NevadaAugust 3, 2014
Find somewhere else to go. It does not matter what you know or what experience you have. The only thing that matters is if you're well liked. Classic "Good 'ol boy" work atmosphere. General Foreman allow for Foreman and Journeyman Lineman to manipulate them. Lots of misinformation on new employees passed on to help with firing them. Very few helpful individuals that are sincere with showing you NV Energy's ways of working. Journeyman Lineman will leave new (JL ) out of loop on new jobs and job locations on purpose to keep you away. Apprentices are poorly treated by JL. Lots of back stabbing. NV Energy is a sticking company but Foreman allow JL to constantly glove hot circuits with poor coverup. OSHA should investigate NV Energy's practices and conditions.
Pros
none
Cons
If you're not home grown then you're not welcome, poor treatment by peers, not a safe working company
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Productive & Fun place
Technical Lead(Maximo/Java) (Current Employee) –  Las VegasMarch 16, 2014
• Technical lead for Upgrade, support & enhancement related activities, Interacting with Business
• Created the Integration Requirement Specification document from Business requirement document.
• Java MBO Customization & Screen level customization
• Providing extensively support on Production system
• Takes care of Data Migration activities.
• Actuate/Birt Report Modification.
• Extensive use of SQL to write the complex queries & stored procedures
• Weekly status update meetings with business clients & offshore development teams
• Involved in code review and ensuring the timely resolution of the same
• Identifying the best practices and making sure that they are implemented in the project
• Lead the team of 8 members at onsite/off-shore
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Productive.
Security officer (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMay 21, 2015
Just no room for advancement. No hope for anything else since the take over By Mr. Warren Buffet. No employee moral to speak of.
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productive
meter reader/ material specialist (Former Employee) –  las vegasSeptember 24, 2014
It was a good place to work for.. lots of management changes. a learned a lot had great learning experience in departments. worked alone met days had a company vehicle was on the road a lot
Pros
worked a lot of hours
Cons
management changes lack of work a company downsizing with out notice
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Very poor company to work for because of extreamly poor management at all levels
Senior Safety Advisor (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMarch 27, 2012
The CEO is more worried about Wall Street and his stock options than taking care of employees. This casacdes down to all levels of management, Senior VP, VP, Executives, Directors and managers.
Cons
management
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