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    Main Office....pretty good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at CPS Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are nice and easy to work with. The benefits, pay, and holidays are all pretty good......especially these days. Bonuses are usually given annually if metrics are met and the annual raise is pretty standard. Safety seems to be important to them and they really have a vision for where they are going in the industry.

    Cons

    Some departments are better than others when it comes to managers. Most seem to be pretty good or at least tolerable but this is left to interpretation. There are a lot of people who have been there for decades. This is good because they have a lot of knowledge to pass on. On the other hand, it is bad! They are behind the times when it comes to doing things and are inflexible when introducing change. You have A LOT of "this is how it has always been done". Their processes could be significantly more efficient if everyone was trained better.

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    Streamline processes and make sure that everyone is thoroughly trained in Excel. Start holding employees accountable for their behavior. There are too many employees who are entrenched in the company and think they are untouchable.

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    Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at CPS Energy.

    Interview Details

    Pay close attention to this. HR will NOT provide you with a benefits list. That is because their benefits suck (compared to other engineering companies). They give you 2 weeks of vacation for the first 7 years, and actually they won't even give you a day for the first 6 months (which you are actually on probation). I pay more for health insurance than my previous company, which I would've known had I been given this list. Make sure you demand information whenever you interview with these scammers.

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    I was stupid enough to think that I would get to negotiate later on. Make sure you negotiate before you say yes!
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Website www.cpsenergy.com
Headquarters San Antonio, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1942
Type Government
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

And the award for being the energy distributor for the seventh-largest city in the US goes to City Public Service of San Antonio (also known as CPS Energy). Serving 707,000 electricity customers and 322,000 natural gas customers, the utility operates in a 1,566-sq.-mi. service territory. CPS Energy also has a generating capacity of more than 5,000 MW from its 16 fossil-fueled power plants and its ownership interests in the South Texas Nuclear Project, and wind power and solar power projects. As a municipally owned utility, CPS Energy is exempt from retail competition in... More

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