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Great place if you want to put time in...and are not career driven

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Colorado Springs Utilities

Pros

Colorado Springs Utilities has good people and okay benefits. There is a great job security at CSU and the people that work there understand that aspect. They have a good work/life balance since there is no high stress areas. You can work as much or as little (40 hours)...it is how much work you want to create for yourself.

Cons

At Colorado Springs Utilities, there is no accountability. You can screw up and it will be brushed under the rug. All decisions are based upon how it would be perceived if the local newspaper were to spin it. No business decisions, all political decisions. This is due to the city council running Utilities. If you are a driven individual and want to move up in the organization on business principals, not the company for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers need to lead and have a common vision they are working towards. They need to communicate that vision to the workers so they understand how the decisions they make on a daily basis fit the vision. Management (it is not leadership at Colorado Springs) needs to ask the hard questions to there employees and not be in touch with there employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Colorado Springs Utilities

  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Long term employee who interacted with many people in multiple departments.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent for long term employment and retirement opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor understanding of how to communicate well with employees. Ineffective at staying current in technology and implementing modern solutions in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to spend a little time talking to the grass roots employees and understanding not only what the real issues are but how to effectively implement solutions.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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