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Good place to work if you don't want to have input
SYSTEM ANALYST (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 28, 2018
Overall, a nice place to work. Politics tend to be more important than productivity. It is hard to tell what management is thinking. The benefits package is pretty good
Pros
Stability
Cons
Lack of clarity on goals
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4.0
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Good Company
Mgr – Security, Business Continuity, Facilities (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 22, 2018
I liked working at NW Natural. There are a lot of great people there, and I had many opportunities to stretch myself beyond my prior abilities. My only real complaint is that it seemed as if all decisions were made by committee. This greatly slowed the process of project management.
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Management on a different level
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 8, 2018
There is a clear define line between management and workers. Lots of self serving managers - old school mentality. If you are seeking micro management and no hr support, go ahead
Pros
Salary
Cons
Upper Management and Human Resources
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Great place to work
CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 7, 2018
Great place to work if you stay in the trades, management side was very disappointing and not on par with the trades part of the company. overall very good.
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fun workplace
Plant Operator (Current Employee) –  Mist, ORNovember 17, 2017
Overall a great place to work. The company looks out for its employees. It is a very supportive cast of people. A typical day will definitely keep you busy.
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A solid place to work
HR (Former Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 16, 2017
The work environment is balanced and mostly predictable. Employees are able to achieve their potential and given tools to be successful. Management is approachable and committed to organizational success.
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PMO Is Horrible
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORSeptember 11, 2017
PMO group is a disaster. Skills and tools utilized are terribly ineffective and out of date. Communication between PMO and business groups is extremely poor - projects do not have communication plans and stakeholders, end users and support teams are not provided with critical information.
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Company culture and employees are amazing.
Cons
Pmo
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Good pay and benefits. The company would benefit from hiring a more diverse population. The culture is dry and behind the times.
Human Resources Administrator II (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 10, 2016
While the pay and benefits are very competitive, the environment and staff lack diversity, relying too much on process and ignoring the benefits of creative and new ways of thinking. If working for pay and benefits alone, this company would work very well for you. If you are looking for work/life balance, diversity and modern environment, you might consider another employer.
Pros
Good pay and benefits.
Cons
Lacking work/life balance and diversity
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Progressive workplace where I have pride in what I deliver
Sr. Manager, Communications and Digital Strategy (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORSeptember 8, 2015
Very family oriented place to work that provides great flexibility regarding schedule and supportive of the needs of its employees
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Great family environment
SAP Enterprise Applications Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland OregonAugust 27, 2015
This is a great place to work, has a very family feel to it and they support their employees! They pay well and is one of the most stable companies in the market
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Good stable company with room for advancement.
Systems Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lake Oswego, ORFebruary 26, 2014
A typical day at work would be checking emails/phone messages, udpating daily schedule if needed due to people calling in sick or having to re-route crews based on urgency or job change, time entry for employees, scheduling upcoming jobs, coordinating with related departments in order to get work scheduled, post daily schedule, schedule meetings, assign work to computers, monitor incoming work. I learned how to manage an Outlook schedule very well along with managing my time and the time of 22 field employees. Management seems to be either detached from their employees or micromanaging, hard to find a happy medium. Coworkers tend to be good, however, accountability is a big issue here. The hardest part of the job would be covering work schedules with not enough employees. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing how everything worked out successfully at the end of the day and also the customer service aspect.
Pros
Excellent pay, excellent benefits, lots of free lunches, free popcorn, flavored coffee and creamer.
Cons
No accountability for slacking employees = other employees have to pick up the slack.
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Work as fast as you can
Payment Processing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 21, 2012
A typical day at work - work as fast as you can
There is a jobs that we can do
The most enjoyable part of the job to get a paycheck twice a month with good benefits
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Great place to learn the fundamentals and history of the Natural Gas business.
Records Management Coordinator/Historical Archives (Former Employee) –  Portland, OregonApril 22, 2012
I worked on consolidating their Historical Archives which was really a lot of fun. I made the best of the resources available within in the Company who were familiar with the History of North West Natural. I was able to meet with a past President of the Company and the Corporate Secretary at the time who were both great resources on Company History. In summary I would work there again.
Pros
i was a contractor and treated very well, always invited to potlucks etc...
Cons
very tough company to be hired on full time for, usually one starts out as contractor.
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