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Alliant Energy Overview

Madison, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
1917
Company - Public (LNT)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Alliant Energy provides regulated electric and natural gas service to homes, businesses, and industries throughout Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on &ndash ... Read more

Mission: We deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service that our customers and communities count on - safely, efficiently and responsibly.

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Alliant Energy – Why Work For Us?


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Commitment to Compliance

We’re proud to be a company that values ethical behavior and the importance of compliance. We offer a toll-free Ethics Hotline and a web reporting system for employees, customers, suppliers and concerned citizens.

Diversity Commitment

Respect is a core corporate value at Alliant Energy. We recognize, respect and appreciate the unique perspectives that each of us brings to our company. We work to ensure our suppliers reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and that we provide a diverse work place for employees and job candidates.

Our Mission/Strategy

Our mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service that our customers and communities count on - safely, efficiently and responsibly. To do so we must focus on our business while preparing for the future. Explore the three key elements of our Strategic Plan.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan is built upon three key elements:

  • Competitive value - We aggressively manage costs and are a trusted partner as our customers seek energy solutions.
  • Exceptional service - We use our expertise and creative problem solving to enhance the customer experience and system reliability.
  • Responsible resources: We find innovative ways to embrace environmental challenges, operate more efficiently and provide flexible energy resources.

Values

Safety - Our first priority is that nobody gets hurt.

Integrity - We keep our promises and conduct our business openly and honestly.

Respect - Together we create a workplace where people feel like they belong and can use their unique backgrounds, talents and perspectives to their fullest potential.

Service - We partner with our customers and communities to solve problems, create opportunities and help make life better.

Responsibility - We use resources wisely, care for the environment and continuously improve ourselves and our company.


We are committed to ensuring that everything we do is consistent with our mission and values.

Diversity and Inclusion

Respect is a Core Value at Alliant Energy. We treat everyone with respect, and we want people of diverse backgrounds, talents and perspectives to feel like they belong. This environment contributes to our ability to provide safe, reliable power and excellent customer service.

How we describe diversity and inclusion

Diversity is more than just the visible: races, ethnicities and genders. It includes education, cultural experiences, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and many other invisible differences that make each of us unique. Our goal is to promote inclusion so that each employee feels free to contribute to their fullest potential. 

 “It is a top priority to me that Alliant Energy is an exceptional place to work. All employees should feel comfortable, valued and respected. It’s good for them, good for our company and good for our customers. Building and maintaining an inclusive environment takes effort. I am proud of the work being done on all levels, especially the employee-driven initiatives and events.” - Patricia L. Kampling, Chairman, President and CEO of Alliant Energy

"I have always felt included and able to be myself while working here." Anonymous

"This internship has opened my eyes to what working for a utility is all about. It has made me realize how I should be treated by my employer." Anonymous

“As a gay male, I felt more than included in Alliant Energy's environment. I have never once felt ashamed of who I was or scared to express myself openly in a corporate work setting. Alliant Energy should be proud of promoting this environment successfully.” Anonymous

A welcoming environment

We provide resources to our employees that foster inclusion and a better understanding about diversity. Our Employee Resource Groups (AE Pride, Emerging Professionals Connection, Multicultural Network, Veteran’s Alliance and Women’s Network) give all employees an opportunity to grow professionally, network, build community relationships and socialize with other employees.

Learn more about our Employee Resource Groups and other diversity and inclusion initiatives.      

How we do business

A diverse supplier base helps us to meet the challenge of supplying everything from office supplies to vehicles in a timely and cost effective manner. That is why we strongly support the use of minority, women and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. We are a long-standing member of Wisconsin Iowa and Central Illinois Minority Supplier Development Council (WICI). WICI certifies minority-owned businesses and matches them with member corporations.

Learn more about our supplier diversity program.

We also devote resources to support the economic development of the communities we serve. We offer free site location consulting to companies interested in expanding or relocating in our utility service territory, marketing and training assistance for economic development organizations, energy expertise for businesses and more.

Learn more about our economic development programs.

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) is a Midwest U.S. energy company primarily engaged in electric generation and the distribution of electricity and natural gas. 

For more than 100 years, Alliant Energy and our predecessor companies have kept homes warm, lights burning and factories running across the upper Midwest.

Jumpstart your career

Alliant Energy employees make a difference in the way we live, work and play. Streetlights, hospitals, movie theaters and more – our employees deliver the exceptional service that our customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly.

We support a wide range of programs that will help connect you to a great career, including paid apprenticeships, challenging internships, rotational programs and more.

What job openings are available? Visit our website at www.alliantenergy.com/careers to see! While you are there, set up a Job Agent to be notified of future job openings.  

A great place to work. A great place to live.

There are many reasons to consider a career with Alliant Energy. We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance.

Our company and our customers are in America’s Heartland – the Midwest – which is consistently rated as a top place to live and raise a family. We are also committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive work environment, where everybody can do their best.

A paycheck you can find anywhere.
But a career – now that’s something different.

At Alliant Energy your career will awaken your hidden talents and push them into the spotlight, even if you're a bit shy. If you're in a skilled trade, your career may find you working outside during the year's worst ice storm, because you're helping to keep the lights on in your hometown.

And when you see your work directly bettering the lives of thousands of people, you will know that you have chosen a career where going to work means making a difference.

Just how far can hard work, imagination and determination take you? It’s time to find out at Alliant Energy.

A place to learnA place to learn

At Alliant Energy, we make a point to only hire the best. To help employees keep their skills sharp, we encourage a lifelong commitment to learning. This is why we offer all our employees 70% tuition reimbursement and a variety of training and development courses.

We provide you with the tools and opportunity to explore any or all of these employee development paths:

  • Job-specific Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Technical Development

You'll receive encouragement and support as you drive to grow in your profession and take charge of your career.

Alliant Energy Reviews

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement
    Competitive salaries
    Good benefits
    Excellent facilities & technology
    Forward thinking leadership
    Commitment to customers and communities
    Great people!

    Cons

    Occasional challenges working across groups (union vs. not, Iowa vs. WI, group to group)

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the people and culture you have

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Alliant Energy Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Alliant Energy (Madison, WI) in November 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through our university job networking website and got called in for an interview based on my cover letter/resume. It was a the headquarters at Madison, and one of the interviewers (my eventual boss) was in Madison with me, while the other Skype'd in from Iowa. It took about 45 minutes. I got the call with a job offer a little less than a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you were part of a diverse group.   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time you had to consider safety in the workplace.   Answer Question
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Alliant Energy Awards & Accolades

  • 2015 Top Plants, Power Magazine, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • EEI 2012 Emergency Assistance Award, Iowa Utility Association, 2012
  • Sheboygan County Chamber 2012 Safety Leader award, Sheboygan County Chamber, 2012
  • Supplier Diversity Vendor Opportunity Award, Edison Electric Institute, 2011
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