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Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Lincoln, NEDecember 10, 2018
Get ready for new ideas and new adventures for each day. Keep up with new rule changes and employee advancements. Need to be flexible and positive to make this place be your choice.
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3.0
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Lots of learning potential
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Casper, WYDecember 6, 2018
Utility business for both electric and gas customers. Also owned and operated power generation, transmission, gas storage, transmission, and local distribution.
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fast paced job, fun work environment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Rapid City, SDDecember 6, 2018
training was a bit rushed because we had a lot to lean in a set amount of time. But we learned how to handle a lot of different call situations including emergency calls. Also management was hands on and very helpful, the hardest part of the job is the shift bids they have, you have to adjust your life to fit that schedule, most enjoyable part is the people that work there and the work environment.
Pros
fun work environment
Cons
the shift bids
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A day at bhc
TECH USER SUPPORT SR (Former Employee) –  Gillette, WYNovember 9, 2018
start reimaging machines or imaging them then you go around and fix little problems that happen to show up that day. Management will leave you alone as long as the is no meetings.For the most part it is a good place to work people are generally happy. the part that is the hardest to deal with was how slow the HD got to be and the restrictions that were placed on the field techs. But the best part of working at BHC was the people I worked with everyday.
Pros
friends, some travel
Cons
the slow pace of other department you need stuff from
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4.0
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Stable, predictable utility
Senior Director (Former Employee) –  ColoradoOctober 4, 2018
Not the most exciting company but very stable. Not much autonomy. Solid organizational structure. Great regional teams with career advancement opportunities.
Pros
benefits
Cons
lack of autonomy
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poor work / life balance
anon (Former Employee) –  Golden ColoradoOctober 3, 2018
way too much work for the underpaid IT staff. But seeing as BH is the biggest IT employer in town then can abuse their employees as they see fit. If their staff seek work elsewhere then they are limited to just a few IT employers in town.
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Great benefits, room for improvement
Associate Billprint/Lockbox SR (Former Employee) –  Rapid City, SDOctober 3, 2018
One of the best employers in South Dakota, but some departments are going through growing pains. The culture has not settled since moving to the new building.
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IT Business Applications, Technology Intern (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 11, 2018
Great experience as an intern. Learned a lot about the IT field and was paid well for the work. Anyone interested in a great opportunity should apply.
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Natural gas plant operator (Former Employee) –  Dulce, NMSeptember 4, 2018
I really enjoyed my job and the opportunity's they gave me i just wish i still worked for them due to a death in family i was let go from work. Thanks
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Do not recommend
Any (Former Employee) –  Fayetteville, ARSeptember 4, 2018
Poor management, in some departments they could care less about their employees, Expectations are very high, and I am okay with that but the knit picking on a daily basis is horrible. Make sure you find stuff to do on your own, they will tell you they have nothing for you to do but criticize you the whole time. Very unfair workplace
Pros
Benefits, pay
Cons
Poor Management-snotty workers in some departments
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Great work environment
Foreman responsibilities i.e (Current Employee) –  Liberal, KSAugust 27, 2018
Great work environment with excellent supervisors, sad to to leave my work group. Worked here for thirteen years and would of planned on retiring with this company if we did’t have other career opportunities for my spouse that we could not pass up. Wish they had investments in the new location to allow for a transfer in the area for our families new adventure.
Pros
Flexibility, familiy oriented, and great safety culture
Cons
None
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Very stessful and fast paced
Sr. Customer Care Representative (Current Employee) –  Fayetteville, ARAugust 14, 2018
I really like the job and culture but it's very stressful. Sensitive individuals would not be able to handle this type of work. this job requires lots of patience and tolerance.
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Nice building to work in, great team leads, poor management
Customer Resolution Specialist (Former Employee) –  Rapid City, SDAugust 8, 2018
Their team leads and the other reps are great people. Management with the exception of a few just doesn't really care all that much. Managers are pretty disconnected from the actual job that the reps do.
Pros
Pto, benefits
Cons
You'll have a hard time if you have kids and have to leave early because they're sick etc.
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growing company with little to no real experience in natural gas
MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST 4 (Current Employee) –  Northeast WyomingJuly 20, 2018
Black Hills Energy bought out Source Gas. Black Hills Energy is primarily an Electrical utilities provider who is trying to mold its business model around serving a much younger client with online everything. When Black Hills started into the natural gas industry they did not know how to communicate well with existing older customers, understand the safety culture associated with natural gas and its installation and service and as yet, is still not willing to listen to a very senior, safe, effective workforce. It's pretty much their way or the highway.
Pros
exceptional benefits
Cons
micro managed work force
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Excellent hourly employees
WELDER 4 (Current Employee) –  Rawlins, WYJune 28, 2018
Management can be difficult pay is average work life balance is not a priority good local crews mid managment and up live in offices with minimal understanding of field crews jobs.
Pros
Local teams
Cons
Managment
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Management change lead to changing philosophies and lack of communication
SAP Basis Administrator (Former Employee) –  Golden, COJune 11, 2018
Day to day operations ran smoothly within the department but challenges associated with utilities over a several state area can create unique and sometimes difficult challenges. Management lacked vision on how to address this issue and thus they struggled at times. Lack of communication lead to difficult upgrades and changes to information systems.
Pros
Nice work space, good team environment among employees
Cons
Management seemed separate from team concept
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This place will steal your happiness
Professional (Former Employee) –  NebraskaMay 26, 2018
The management on all levels here is unqualified, uncaring, and not at all forward thinking. It is stuck in the “good old boy” world where men are celebrated and moved up despite a lack of leadership and intelligence. People are promoted here not because they are the best and brightest, but because they know the right people or they suck up to the hiring manager. This company does not care about their employees, but they sure tell you how much they care all of the time. If you work in the mother land of Rapid City, you will be treated well, but anywhere else, expect to be treated like a second class citizen and do not ever get comfortable in your position.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
They are not forward thinkers, they do not promote based on talent and/or skill
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Great
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Fayetteville, ARApril 9, 2018
Loved working for this company. Learned a lot working for black hills energy. very friendly place and people. Great opportunities for growth and careers.
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Worst company to work for!!!
Corporate (Former Employee) –  WyomingApril 4, 2018
I was an original Source Gas employee, after Black Hills bought Source Gas, the company went downhill. After they bought the company, within the 1st month of them owning the company they laid off many people then after that they wrongfully terminated people to cast the blame on those people for upper management not doing their job.
Source Gas was a wonderful company to work for, but now that it is Black Hills, it is the worst unethical company I’ve ever worked for.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Upper management treats employees terrible.
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Talented Work Force
Administrator (Current Employee) –  ColoradoApril 2, 2018
Opportunity to work with many creative and diverse employees who really know their job and display professionalism while doing so. Exciting and challenging opportunities for employees.
Pros
Great benefits; opportunity to learn the utility business.
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