Xcel Energy Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Xcel Energy offers good pay, and a good benefits package including tuition reimbursement (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits, time off and flexibiltiy are the best assets of this company (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Somewhat resistant and slow to change (in 4 reviews)

  • The work life balance is good, but only if you are not concerned with your career advancement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Corporate Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is great and pays well. They have a great vision and treat everyone well. There some difficult people although all companies have them.

    Cons

    Since it is an older company it's currently going through some transitions. As 20 year employees retire they are having to be replaced with new people who want to change the way old things were done. So some challenges come up

    Advice to Management

    Create a Training Department !

  2. Distribution Designer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electric Designer in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Electric Designer in Maple Grove, MN

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Flexible Work, Customer Contact, Good Crews to Work With

    Cons

    Takes too long to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee's and moved on it

  3. Design Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xcel Energy

    Pros

    Great Experience with great people.

    Cons

    I don't really have any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company to work for, career oriented.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Xcel Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and pay package

    Cons

    Some supervisors might not be prepared for supervising people

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all employees

  6. Solid company with a traditional mindset and culture

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

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Great job stability
    - Company mission, vision, and goals that employees can be proud of and strive toward
    - Various departments allowing for learning opportunities, primarily lateral movement
    - Great employee benefits

    Cons

    - Can be difficult to get promoted, especially within the same department
    - Large company with numerous management layers; making quick decisions is impossible and driving change is extremely difficult

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to hold strong to Xcel Energy's mission and vision
    - Continuously look for business areas that can become more agile and efficient
    - When looking for new managers, look more for people skills and true leadership capabilities and less for technical abilities

  7. Good company with top quality people working for the company

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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 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A professional atmosphere. The company provides career advancement opportunities for employees. The company provides good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The company was formed from two different mergers and is still working to create one company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide development opportunities to employees.

  8. Contract Electrical Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Contract Electrical Engineer in Amarillo, TX
    Former Contractor - Contract Electrical Engineer in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at Xcel Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The work can involve the most modern electrical engineering techniques and design methods. The pay was moderately good.

    Cons

    The In-Fighting within the organization between employees at all levels creates a non-productive environment. You drag yourself to work every day - hating the fact that it is going to be the same BS as every previous day.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the non-productive career dead weight who are at the heart of this problem. They know they do not have to be productive, so all they do every day is cause greater strife within the organization.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good working environment, flexible hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Xcel Energy

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment, flexible hours.

    Cons

    High deductible health care, slow promotions

  10. Looking to the Future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This is a great company to retire from

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures are becoming ridiculous

    Advice to Management

    Quit tripping over dollars to pick at pennies

  11. Helpful (1)

    Work hard and grow, great place to be.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Material in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Xcel Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure, collaboration, motivation, and values. All of this is possible if you work hard and ask questions, never stop asking. Don't ever assume, this is business in general. I am a contractor, it took a little to break the barrier, but that's anywhere.

    Cons

    Not much to be honest, a real first.

    Advice to Management

    I have tons of meetings and updates, I am a contractor. I have no negative feedback, I really like my job.

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