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Cleanest power plants in the country

Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Hobbs, NM

ProsSafe company with great benefits. With all the new EPA regulations there is opportunity for new technology experience. There are not many engineers so there are opportunities for great advancement and pay!

ConsAs an engineer in a union business, you are not allowed to touch any tools. If you are somebody that doesn't like to get messy then this is a perfect job for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are management if you are an engineer. So if you have a problem with it then fix yourself.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The hourly workers and most of the management were great but there was too much delegation of power to incompetents.

    Construction (Former Employee)

    I worked at Xcel Energy as a contractor for less than a year


    Pros: Great pay and overall working conditions. Cons: Too much tunnel vision on construction projects. Advice to Senior Management: Be careful of who you delegate power to. Once you do it, review the results because… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    An Ethically Sound Company with the Roadblocks of a Typical Corporation

    Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Xcel Energy as an intern for more than a year


    Pros: 1. Xcel Energy is an ethically sound company. As an intern, I am proud to say I work for such a great company. 2.… Cons: 1. There is no engineering development program that I know of. 2. There are a lot of difficulties in collaborating with other departments. … Advice to Senior Management: 1. Create an engineering development program. Other large engineering companies will spend the first few months to a couple years of a new… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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