Colorado Springs Utilities

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Colorado Springs Utilities Reviews

Updated April 16, 2014
Updated April 16, 2014
14 Reviews
2.9
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Slow and Steady says it all

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colorado Springs Utilities as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The employees are friendly, flexible, and professional. Some employees are very talented, some are essentially incompetent, most are somewhere in the middle. The pay is above what I would have expected pretty much company wide.

    Cons

    Everything happens very slowly. The atmosphere is mostly dull and boring. The average age of employees must be at least 45, there are many near retirement who obviously are just holding on for the retirement benefits. Overall it seems pretty typical of a government job - very little risks are taken, politics always rules, and there is no sense of urgency for taking new exciting opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring more young people would really give this company the boost it needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior leadership is in transition which can be a good thing assuming good people are hired to replace them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Colorado Springs Utilities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent job stability and true respect for work life balance across the organization.

    Cons

    Continuous process improvement needs to become more than partially adopted. There are opportunities to realize efficiency but out dated policy/practice gets in the way sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for greater accountability and impactful leadership. Hold your management team accountable for making solid hiring decisions and building high performing work teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Employment at Colorado Springs Utilities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Colorado Springs Utilities full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rewarding local government job with great benefits

    Cons

    Understaffed for many positions, making work/life-balance difficult to maintain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on inappropriate relationships between different levels of supervision; my experience was that the cozy state of the chain of command made it difficult for lower-level employees to resolve important issues or to be more actively involved in providing input on current operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Colorado Springs Utilities

    Pros

    The opportunities for Engineering work and advancements are good at this utility. The people are friendly and easy to work with and the management is easy to talk with. I would recommend this employer to others. The workload is interesting without being overloaded.

    Cons

    Due to the economy, spending is currently at a minimum making some issues hard to finance. Also, there is currently a hiring freeze.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is well run compared to others I've worked with.

    Recommends
  6.  

    It's good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colorado Springs Utilities

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and benefits are good

    Cons

    Management isn't in touch with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Disapproves of CEO

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