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Its like any other job could use some work....

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Electric Distribution Designer in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Electric Distribution Designer in Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Pay & Pension are the only reason to work here.

Cons

Customer complaints and billing; in this position at least.

Advice to Management

Standardize your processes across the company and get better technology that actually works.

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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...

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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