Slave (Former Employee) – Smithfield, PA – February 16, 2019
They pile to much work on the leads then crack the whip on the ones that are actually trying and let the ones that have been slacking off to roam freely around the building. I sent numerous reports about my issues that never got addressed, instead the situations were always turned on me and how I should handle it better, then the icing on the cake I get told I should bring my issues to my manager more often! For what reason it’s a waste of time to send an email when I send an email not only to my manager but her manager as well and no response back they might as well tell me to go kick rocks. I don’t recommend working here because if you do tend to speak your mind or show that you are frustrated they won’t try to help solve your issues but rather move towards shoving you out the door. They tell you they are all for you and to be there for you, yeah what ever, I’ve been around people enough to be able to read them like a book don’t patronize your people listen to them and actually see why they are frustrated or take the time to talk about that email or discuss the issues they have with that employee instead of giving that fake smile and bold face lying then find ways to get rid of them.
NiSource invested in my professional growth and devlopment. I enjoyed good benefits and compensation.
Human Resource Assistant (Contractual Assignment) (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – January 14, 2019
The Human Resource Department was fast-paced and demanding but it was extremely rewarding. Recruiting afforded me the opportunity to be a part of 'win-win" situations (satisfying the needs of the organization while helping applicants to realize their career goals). I took pride in being a Corporate ambassador and working effectively at all levels within the organization.
Received excellent professional development and was a respected HR Professional.
The workoad was very heavy at times which required more overtime than I perferred.
Fast paced work, lots of OT opportunities, great people to work with.
Senior GIS Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – November 14, 2018
My manager at this position was fantastic. He cares about advancing his employees through the company and takes pride in his employees wowing the higher ups. If the pay wasn't so much greater with my promotion, I would have been happy doing this work for many more years to come. If I had the chance to go back to this company location/department for the pay I'm making now, I would in a heartbeat.
The company views their employees the same as their customers. They value them and understand life happens no matter who you are. There are plenty of development and advancement opportunities if you wish to pursue them. Tons of volunteer work available.
If you have the right manager it's a great place to work
Financial Systems Analyst III (Former Employee) – Merrillville, IN – October 3, 2018
NiSource is both a great place to work and a horrible place. If you have a manager that you can work with it's beyond wonderful. If your manager is a jerk, and there are a lot of those, good luck. And since the management turns over a fair amount you are going to experience both. If you are at corp HQ in Indiana its a right to work state and you can get a HUGE bonus one day and be gone a week later because you got a new manager who doesn't like your style. I worked with groups who were collaborative and shared everything that got a new manager and suddenly it was heads down and mouth shut, do your work and go home. Then he retired and it was back to collaboration. Most line level employees stay there forever because its the best place to work in the area as far as pay and bennies are concerned. And MOST of the time its a great place to work. If you are a management level employee it's a going to me a challenge. Good luck. Enjoy your time there and the learning experience... then move on before your ulcer gets too bad.
Massive, really massive bonuses! Great bennies. Descent pay rates.
Budget Manager (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 2, 2018
I spent over 20 years working here. Culture was friendly, open, and collaborative. They are currently downsizing and morale is currently down. Management tends to be unstable and is reorganizes constantly.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Smithfield, PA – August 17, 2018
Management is sporadic. Some team leaders are fantastic while others have a horrible attitude and don't care if you succeed at all. If placed with a great leader, the mundane aspects of answering phones all day is tolerable. If not, run!
Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Management was either in meetings constantly or were walking around. Work load was too much. Generally only had two employees in our specific group. Too many people doing minimal work while others were in overload. Also management were only concerned with the employees who had relatives who worked there. Too much time was spent in meetings. They must have a monthly quota with meetings. They were a total waste of time. There wasn't any fairness. Just make sure you watch your back and constantly take daily notes.
Worst working condition. They remove good working IBM to some third party
Senior PowerBuilder Lead Developer (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – July 19, 2018
Hectic company, no work life balance. Good working IBM people & given contract to a third party, they mess up whole project. No documentation. All small age people without any experience came as managers. Often ask what is Unix, Source Control. The managers don't know what is app server. They hire for one & ask to work in multiple areas. No work life balance. They call in the mid-night & ask to finish some unimportant works. If we don't pickup, they SMS at midnight, next morning ask why didn't you finish. I never worked in a hectic environment in my life.
No work life balance, no work ethics, ask work like no tomorrow, try to drag people to sit in office even in noghts. No documentation, all adhoc coding.
Lead Financial Analyst, Business Decision Support (Current Employee) – Merrillville, IN – June 22, 2018
I enjoy the work I do at NiSource and the teams I have worked with very much however, being that the company is split between Merrillville and Columbus this has caused a fear of job security. We also have had a lot of change in management. As such, we have gone through an org change at least once a year since I started at the company. More and more jobs keep moving to Ohio.
Various Financial Positions over a 28+ Year Career (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – June 13, 2018
Wonderful place to work. Only left because the company moved out of the area. Provided great working conditions and room for advancement. It was a great career path and I would recommend it anyone looking for a career.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Smithfield, PA – May 27, 2018
They make it seem like it’s this great place to work. It’s not. The Human Resources of Innosource (where you start out) does not care about its employees at all. We’re all just faces mindlessly answering phone calls to them.. not people. You’d think the worst part about the job would be getting sworn at all day and dealing with unhappy people on the phones but it’s actually the fact that you’re constantly being watched and micro managed. They even time you when you go to the bathroom?! There’s no flexibility within scheduling and they basically just make up reasons to fire you so you don’t transition to nisource. They scam you into getting on their below average health care plans. I feel like people living in Fayette County are taken advantage of working here because they offer $14.50/hr and that’s unfortunately a “higher” wage around the area. I would not recommend working here.
Consistently challenged to meet business deliverables via technical support, creating and implementing communication strategies, and developing reports. Frequent cross-functional team member collaboration and interaction.