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Management in Supply Chain

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Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Denver, CO
Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Denver, CO

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

Pros

Supply 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.

Cons

Managers 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 ManagementAdvice

Take 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.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than average utility!

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    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people and great job

    Cons

    Very slow on the technology front.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire IT people for IT management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good, stable employment

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Job stablility - no ups & downs like most companies, layoffs are rare. Great benefits including a pension.

    Cons

    Slow, not a lot of advancement opportunities. Just wait for someone to retire and hope you can move into their position. Nothing changes - my group had been doing the same thing with minimal changes for over 20 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees. Give younger employees more opportunities to grow.

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    No opinion of CEO
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