Operations Assistant (Former Employee) – Greenfield, IN – October 21, 2013
I had the best supervisor, who was the Operations Supervisor for the area. He had hired me previously for another area, when he was the Operations Supervisor there. He was great to work for. He wanted you to "own" the job, and I did. He was an exceptional manager. However, Vectren created a new job for an Operations Assistants supervisor, and everything changed. The new supervisor was a micro-manager and expected 100% loyalty overnight. That would have been fine, except she expected me to throw my old supervisor under the bus, which I would not do. All the good work I did was not acknowledged and any extra work I did was ignored by her. All overtime was canceled, which substantially increased my workload. This new supervisor was unbelievable. Her managers ignored any complaints about her, as she was of a different race working in a "boy's club" atmosphere. I was a contract employee, and she did not extend my contract. I loved working there until she was promoted. And I am not the only person who did not like her, either. Vectren tends to hide their head in the sand when things get a little rough and they don't want to handle it, which is too bad. Overall, Vectren is a great place to work for and I wish I was still working there.
Great pay and benefits, management is hard to work with
Coal Yard Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Evansville, IN – September 15, 2016
Learned coal pile operations, belt system maintenance, computer controlled belt system, power plant operations typical day is equipment operation or maintenance 8hrs Upper management is quite hard to express concerns too and have a reasonable discussion about how things can change for the better. Lower management is limited by upper management Co-workers are friendly and helpful
Credit & Risk Specialist II (Former Employee) – Evansville, IN – August 22, 2016
I would rather not comment with my opinion regarding this position. It was an extremely stressful work environment. I learned that this particular type of work environment did not suit me. The most enjoyable part of the job involved my co-workers.
Reservoir Engineer (Current Employee) – Evansville, IN – June 30, 2015
I start my workday at 7:00 am. I begin by reviewing the progress made from the previous day. From there I perform any analysis that needs to be done and compare it to my prior findings. Once I have made good progress I collaborate with fellow colleagues and management on what has been done and where we need to go. I have learned to effectively communicate through personnel interactions as well as technical reports. I have improved my abilities in Microsoft Excel and analytical problem solving skills. I listen and learn from more experienced professionals and do what management asks of me in a timely and efficient manner. My co-workers are friendly, helpful, and considerate. The hardest part of my job is performing in depth analyses on different fields with very limited data. The most enjoyable part of the job would have to be the people and the varying challenges from day to day.
Great work environment, friendly staff, flexible work hours, decent pay.
It can be difficult to convince management to approve recommendations and requests.
Watched a coworker get fired for something he had no part of. Worst management of any facility I have ever been at. Terrible place to work. Maintenance and production manager have no backbone and will not make a decision regarding ANYTHING