Black Hills Corporation Employee Reviews

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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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Great place to work
Service Technician - Special (Current Employee) –  Lincoln, NEMarch 24, 2018
Great place to work, would recommend to anyone. They offer great pay and benefits, there is a tone of knowledge here so you are always learning and everyone works well as a tea
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If you want to make $$$
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDMarch 22, 2018
Work lots of hours. Great support from mechanics, to other drivers, office staff and management.
Work lots of hours learn how to haul crude oil. Work in frac fields.
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Terrible upper management
Corporate (Former Employee) –  WyomingMarch 12, 2018
Upper management throws blame to lower level management/employees for their incompetence.
Several projects would be presented only days before they needed to be finished, when the work would generally take weeks/months or sometimes over a year to complete. When projects couldn’t be completed within their time it fell solely on you, not their lack of communication and planning. If you work for BHC I highly recommend using email as much as possible and saving ALL communication as it will save your job, at least save it for a little while.
Upper management somehow plays by different rules and pretty much get away with anything. Complaints to HR regarding upper management go unsearched while any complaints from upper management about lower level employees are immediately researched (research is very one-sided and only includes facts to support upper management complaints, facts from employees who were complained about don’t matter).
Pros
None
Cons
Working for BHC.
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great company
Internal Audit (Former Employee) –  Rapid City, SDFebruary 15, 2018
If you want to make a difference, then we have a career for you. For more than 130 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to finding, producing, and distributing energy that powers our customers’ homes and businesses. Every member of our team is challenged to take our mission personally: to Improve Life with Energy
Pros
pretty cool
Cons
nothing pretty cool
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Good Company
Install Manager & Install Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Olympia, WAFebruary 13, 2018
It was not my forever job in the beginning. As I grew in the company I was excited about my future, it was a good company to work for. Communication issues.
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