Alliant Energy Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
33 Reviews

3.3
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Performance Analyst  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in Madison, WI

    I worked at Alliant Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Customer focused, with an eye towards internal talent development

    Cons

    Location (Madison, Wi and Cedar Rapids, Ia)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work Hard & Bite Your Tongue

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    Former Employee - Conversion Crew  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Conversion Crew in Madison, WI

    I worked at Alliant Energy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Conversion Crew Pays well for very hard labor in timely precision. It's a good job with lots of fun aspects (one can experience a lot of different events, trades shows, etc. even in just one day there). It's a relaxed atmosphere in general.

    Cons

    No personal lockers at work. One supervisor is a misogynist pig. Right off the bat, he made suggestive comments to me, and later called another woman a big fat slob and that was in front of others in the room.
    Hours are difficult for some, but that's the trade off for a solid job that pays, and a loosely put together method of getting jobs done (for instance, no back up when someone is a no show, resulting in less people to handle an event). We only had three people working the entire coliseum (bathroom monitor for 6000 people?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose your archaic Good Old Boy Systems, Create an employee environment worth being there for 8 hours, solidify your basic systems so they are not constantly running on emergency power (that would be HUMAN power).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK, been there, done that...ho-hum

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Madison, WI

    I worked at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are looking for a job in Madison with a decent work-life balance you should be able to find it at Alliant Energy

    Cons

    There aren't many growth opportunities, and plenty of old boys club favorites

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Developer  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Developer in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I am a developer in the information technology area. I have found Alliant to be a very pleasant environment to work in. We have deadlines but nothing unreasonable and there is not ridiculous pressure on developers. I feel the salary and benefits are very competitive and Alliant does a good job in making sure your salary doesn't slip below the market. I have found the people and management to be generally really great people. The company also is very flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    The building itself (in Madison on Biltmore) is really bland. Everything is very grey which gives it almost a dismal feeling. The only other thing is PTO (vacation) time which they tend to be very stingy with. You only get 2 weeks of vacation for your first SEVEN YEARS of employment. That's just not enough. Fortunately, you can sometimes get credit for "professional experience" that will get your two 3 weeks a bit faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain good communication with your teams and appreciate the value of your employees and I think you will consider to be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and very easy going with flexible time. Competative salaries and bonus.

    Cons

    A bit too slow pace environment. Promotions are very slow. Training often times has to be done on your own, so not too much encoragement for professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow change and listen to your subordinates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great opportunity for me to grow in my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is continuing education and an encouragement to rise higher. If you want to move up, you can do it, no matter where you started.

    Cons

    politics. But, you will find this in any corporate environment. It is not an insurmountable though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage the underlings to education and excellence. Flexibility in schedules where its possible. Offer work at home/offsite opportunities. Make production/performance the scale that is weighed for all jobs, not just fitting into the social norm.Don't cookie cutter everyone into roles. Provide more training and support for persons with mental disabilities that may require modified work environments. They can be your best employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Non-stop action and learning. Great environment and people.

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    Former Employee - Performance Engineer Intern  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Alliant Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move around in the company. Friendly, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Most plants are in small, rural towns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great starting job, but slow to change

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great job to learn how to grow to the industry you are working in. Co-workers are great to work with

    Cons

    Slow to change; invoking change to make the business process better can be difficult, but not impossible. To many purchased apps and not much new development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work at

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    Current Employee - Delivery Systems Planning Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Delivery Systems Planning Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to start a career. People are very friendly and the culture is very lively. Your schedule is usually very flexible and management is very lay-back.

    Cons

    Promotion is very slow and turn over ratio is high. Their rotation program is not fixed and some processes are slow or mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be supportive of career development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a Place for Technical People

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits but no longer exceptional after all the cutback since 2008.

    Cons

    Technical people (anyone with the word "analyst" in their job title) are viewed by management as interchangeable and disposable, regardless of education level, experience or quality of work produced. If you're a technical person who takes pride in your work this is not the company for you. Promotions are 100% political and work experience and performance are meaningless. And being a diverse candidate may get you interviewed and hired but doesn't mean you'll be treated well afterward. I've seen both black and gay people treated very badly despite the constant messages of "we welcome diversity" from HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Cedar Rapids executive management staff is a disaster. Clean house and start over. We know they don't make any major decisions but they make the CR general office a miserable place to work and it doesn't need to be this way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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