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Utility Job

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

You will likely have a job for life if that is what you are looking for. There is a significant mix of contractors that work with full time staff and you get to meet some bright individuals. The pace is not very intense. The benfits package including the paid time off is very good.

Cons

Utilities are a slow paced industry with little inovation. The raises are typically small and the bonuses are not very impressive. Excellence and people that strive for excellence are rarely found in this industry. And if you happen to be one of these people the compensation guidelines are too rigid to recognize you. Way too much emphasis placed on years of service.

Advice to Management

Best get yourself ready to transform...

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    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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people and great job

    Cons

    Very slow on the technology front.

    Advice to Management

    Hire IT people for IT management.


  2. Good, stable employment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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