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Xcel needs to come to the 21st century on it's views

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great people to work with.

Cons

There's no mobility in being able to change jobs and there is definitely a good ol' boys mantality.

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Neutral Outlook
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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)

    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. 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 (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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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