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Management in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Analyst (Former Employee) Denver, CO

ProsSupply Chain as a whole is a committed customer focused entity within Xcel. Almost every purchasing tool, business process or function of Supply Chain exists (except inventory mangement) making it a formidable and efficient tool for the company.

ConsManagers within Supply Chain are a prime cause of turnover. Typically, before they get into these positions they are amiable and committed people, sincere toward their fellow workers. Once in management, they seem to take on a very harsh and low-tolerant attitude which already pervades the entire organization. Mixed messages go out, duplicative work is deliberately created and directors do not give 3-5 year strategy as they should. They instead spend inordinate amounts of time working directly with individual contributors - three-levels below them rather than manaaging through their direct reports. It is a very confusing and stressful atmosphere that results.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care to focus on own weaknesses and appreciate the work environment you yourself create. Manage through your direct reports only in order to remove the confusion. Also, do not hang onto contractors longer than 9 months to a year. Either decide to hire them or let them move on. It is entirely unethical to leave hard workers hanging with such uncertainty.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to gain experience and learn

    Engineering (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros: Competive benefit package that comes with large employer Cons: Large organization that could be too slow to respond and… Advice to Senior Management: Solicit and accept feedback from workers. Allow for more… More

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    Interesting culture,.... Not impressed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros: Stability, benefits, pay is comparable to market rates, great office location, break room goodies are plentiful, on site exercise facility and on site cafeteria. It's… Cons: The culture is weird to say the least. People are nice but in a cautious way, almost fake and forced. Also some of the younger… Advice to Senior Management: Stop hiring contractors. Either hire full time employees or few consultants. Hiring contractors creates a passive yet hostile environment. Very adversarial under the surface. I've… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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