Xcel Energy

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If you are straight out of college or about to retire this is the place for you

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

Pros

Lots of vacation time, easy to move departments, pension, and stability (rarely have layoffs and hard to get fired).

Cons

Catastrophic insurance (single person's deductible is 3000K)-this is ok if you don't have a chronic condition or need insurance, forced to use a mail order pharmacy, no innovation-over half the company is over 50 years old and have been there their entire lives. They have never worked anywhere else. So their attitude is this is the way I have been doing it for 30 years and this is the way I will do it. There are a large amount of people over 65 yeras old. This is ok, except a majority of them do not like to use computers, so everything is on paper. Many of my counterparts just surf the web all day! If you liked to be challenged this is not the place for you. BUT it doesn't matter to the company, because it is paid by the public, whether they have overhead, duplicate jobs, or people who do not provide value. Also, you have to work with people who should be fired. Lower then average pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Update your technology. This will improve your service to your customers (accurate billing) and the people who should retire will. There are too many people riding the gravy train waiting to retire.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

143 Other Employee Reviews for Xcel Energy (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

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

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    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)

    Pros

    Pay & Pension are the only reason to work here.

    Cons

    Customer complaints and billing; in this position at least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Energy Supply in Minnesota is corrupt

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Welch, MN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Welch, MN

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great pay and perks...kind of like a golden noose. Don't say anything and you will reap great rewards. If you say anything....you will be hanged.

    Cons

    I believe the company has issues with upper management and corruption. When this company was run by engineers as NSP, in the 1970's and 1980's, it was a well run company which treated employees with dignity and respect. Xcel is about greed and corruption and portraying a public image while not taking care of the power plants and the rate payer. HR will not not address upper management, even those who pressure women for sex as a means of advancing their careers, as it is a House of Cards. There is NO government oversight and NO regulatory oversight. Xcel is the largest lobbying company in MN and it is a monopoly and now wants a 10.5% rate increase while installing badly degraded parts in safety related equipment at a nuclear power plant, while building a 12 million dollar warehouse for parts which do not exist. Money and government have become one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Energy Supply MN needs a complete overhaul!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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