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Updated 29 Dec 2022

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Found 56 of over 65 reviews
3.3
58% Recommend to a Friend
72% Approve of CEO

Found 56 of over 65 reviews

3.3
58%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
Energy Northwest CEO Brad Sawatzke (no image)
Brad Sawatzke
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Benefits are great, work life balance for a nuclear facility is wonderful(in 4 reviews)

  • "Good benefits including a state pension as well as 401K(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance, they don't value people with degrees, not lots of room for development(in 6 reviews)

  • "Stressful and demanding work environment; no work-life balance(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great people serving the community with incredible benefits!

      29 Dec 2022 - HR Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Incredible benefits package - some key components: *Immediate participation for most positions in the state PERS pension (defined benefit plans) *AND a 401(k) that offers a match *Personal time that starts off at the equivalent of four weeks and increases with years of service *Several medical plan options through a state benefits board program. Employer’s portion of our benefits makes them very affordable especially for large families when compared to other employers. Awesome teammates who care about each other and about providing clean energy solutions A sincere appreciation for diversity and efforts to grow diversity & inclusion Competitive salaries, with a short-term incentive plan, and numerous recognition programs An active Employee Association and several other ways to meet teammates and get involved Majority of positions are filled as internal promotions! Check out our openings & join our team!

      Cons

      Please note that most positions require working on site in Richland, WA However, approximately 1/3 of positions are eligible for a hybrid schedule with some days of remote work

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      The worst years of my life

      16 Dec 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Decent benefits. Part of the public employees' retirement system (a state-backed pension program) if you can stomach at least five years of employment there.

      Cons

      A hostile and combative work environment. Carries a distinct lack of diversity as a badge of honor, going as far as to snuff out true efforts to bring ethnic and cultural diversity into the company. Human Resources and Employee Concerns turn their backs on retaliation for protected activities, and good managers are prevented from taking actions that protect their employees. Executives drive decision-making that does not support nuclear safety, and it's appalling that they are in negotiations to operate new nuclear technology.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fun

      7 Nov 2022 - Health Physics Technician in Spokane, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work environment, good crews

      Cons

      Swing shift and the lack of sleep

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Don't recommend

      8 Dec 2022 - Electrical Engineer in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits; pension (to try and keep you on)

      Cons

      Horrible work/life balance. Not worth the pay. You have to be on a ERO duty cycle (on call 25% of your life), bonuses only go to upper management, no mentorship for early career engineers. Lot's of empty promises about change with no action. No sense of team in this organization. Innovation is an example of a word they through around and don't know what it means. Turn over is crazy and I can see why

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      26 Sep 2022 - Industrial Safety Specialist in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      people, pay, work, and challenge

      Cons

      travel distance is a bit of a bummer

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Not a great place to work

      5 Sep 2022 - Nuclear Security Officer in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The people you work with day to day.

      Cons

      You end up having to do managements work because they can’t figure it out. Going on three years without a contract. None essential employees we’re paid to stay home during the pandemic for a vacation while essential employees had to go to work every day. Then to thank the essential Employees the for keeping the plant running company had a bbq. The non Essential employees Where let out we’re let out of work early and payed for it while the essential employees had to stay. The Schedule it’s not beneficial to a healthy life. And there is no work life balance. Mandatory overtime is a guarantee that this job site.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Company

      28 Apr 2022 - Principal Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great company to work for, people are proactive to help each other.

      Cons

      Strict process hinders employee's ability to perform.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Mixed

      22 Apr 2022 - Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good company, benefits and stability

      Cons

      Culture is a bit restrictive and punitive

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Company

      16 Feb 2022 - Project Manager in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people great location good pay

      Cons

      Complicated processes with all aspects of work

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best

      6 Feb 2022 - Senior Procurement Engineer in Richland, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Everything is good at this employer

      Cons

      None. I did not find anything that is not in favor of employee

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    Energy Northwest has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 65 reviews left anonymously by employees. 58% of employees would recommend working at Energy Northwest to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Energy Northwest employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Energy Northwest. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

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