Xcel Energy Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Senior Reactor Operator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Many training opportunities. Paid overtime, great benefits, flexible schedule if not on shift. Upper level management provide ample opportunity for highly productive individuals to move up.

    Cons

    Although paid too much overtime. Upper level management are do not take input from their employees. Budget cuts cause confusion and major distraction among line employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to input from employees. Continue to provide opportunities for those who are highly productive. Understand the wasted man hours on ineffective maintenance processes.


  2. intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great laid back work environment, knowledgable staff, interesting new projects, a lot of project managment stuff.

    Cons

    No cons yet for this job.


  3. Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and culture.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities within the company


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  5. Good company with good benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Operator in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Operator in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability. Good pay for the area. I grew up with this company and have learned so much working hear. However they are losing touch with the working class in an effort to enhance corporate profits.

    Cons

    Location. Very few cons. The company is a great place to work overall. Management as a whole doesn't listen to the field workers.

    Advice to Management

    The company is becoming increasingly top heavy. 40% executive bonuses and raises while the unions are fighting for a 3% cost of living increase.


  6. Helpful (1)

    People are nice to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Technician in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - GIS Technician in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Like the team. Very convenient location.

    Cons

    You are not allowed any input regarding any process.


  7. Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to grow and learn. Excellent benefits. Top tier wages. One of the best companies to work for.

    Cons

    Long outages and long hours. Rotating shiftwork. Aging power plants that need upgrading. Some of the management are very hands off.


  8. Customer Service

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Xcel Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company tough job though

    Cons

    Call center was tough work


  9. Helpful (3)

    Distribution Designer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electric Designer in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Electric Designer in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 !


  11. Design Intern

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

    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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