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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 for more than 8 years

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 ManagementAdvice

Best get yourself ready to transform...

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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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    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.

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    Positive Outlook
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