Internal Audit (Former Employee) – Rapid City, SD – February 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
Corporate (Former Employee) – Wyoming – April 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.
Corporate (Former Employee) – Wyoming – March 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).
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – January 18, 2018
It's a utility -- they have good benefits. But the pace is slow and the technology is pretty dated. You can't really think too differently there -- while they talk a good talk, they don't really embrace new ideas.
Analyst (Former Employee) – South Dakota – December 22, 2017
Black Hills Corp has seen tremendous growth and has been very good for shareholders. However, the growth of the company has diminished very much the work environment. Senior management is so removed from the actual environment that exists in the company. They are told by their direct reports that 'all is good' but they do nothing to reach out directly to anyone in the work force. Would be a different environment if senior management would randomly visit with employees and ask for input without the direct supervisor present. The company does provide very competitive salaries/benefits.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Pueblo, CO – December 14, 2017
Worked in the office as a customer service associate. Lots of favortism back stabbing. Great place to work before Black Hills bought out previous utility company. BH does not care about its employees much less about the customers
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Rapid City, SD – September 22, 2017
I loved helping and working for people with disabilities! My co-workers were great, and so was my supervisor. It is a very rewarding job. I would definitely recommend applying if you love to help people.
The company treats their employers like royalty. Black Hills Corporation puts safety at the highest priority which makes it one of the leading companies in the power industry. Highly recommended company to work for.
HVAC Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Olympia, WA – June 17, 2017
From day to day operations, Black Hills Inc is severely lacking in direction & organization. Attitudes are poor when help is sought out expecting you to know items that have not been taught to you. General expectations are not clearly laid out before you, no handbook to refer to or task management. 99% of the time you are unsupported & alone within the company unless you are under fire for the smallest mistake usually made through lack of communication. Did I mention the lack of communication? Communication is almost non existent & can take hours of delay before you receive a response that is lined with tones of detest for you as an employee.
Sr. E&P Production Data Technician (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 20, 2017
No room for advancement. I would see people in the same positions for years. Parking is based on seniority and I had a disability and was given a spot miles away from the building. It was very difficult during the winter for me and the snow.