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Minneapolis, MN
10000+ employees
1909
Company - Public (XEL)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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XCEL ENERGY is a leading energy company providing reliable, affordable energy to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers in eight states. Headquarters is in Minneapolis, with additional corporate offices in Denver and ... Read more

Mission: We provide our customers the safe, clean, reliable energy services they want and value at a competitive price.

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Xcel Energy Chairman, President & CEO Benjamin G.S. Fowke III
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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Denver, CO
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    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Generous paid time off
    -No need to work 45 hours+
    -Larimer location (main Denver office) a great building to work in
    -Easy public transportation to Larimer office
    -Still have pension program

    Cons

    -Currently transitioning to a more competitive mindset, unsure what company culture will be when finished
    -As a utility, very slow to adapt new IT programs, technology
    -In Engineering, all engineers in MN and TX make the same as CO, which has a higher cost of living
    -Pay seems to be lower than maybe it should be (only from what I've heard, haven't done research)

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Xcel Energy Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Xcel Energy.

    Interview

    Initial phone call, then in person interview with panel of two. Asked about seven questions. Friendly interviewers, tough questions. Called back within 2 weeks of the interview with results of the interview.

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Xcel Energy Awards & Accolades

  • Ranked #7 among U.S. utilities for solar capacity, Solar Electric Power Association, 2015
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers (Energy), G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2015
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