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Minneapolis, MN
10000+ employees
1909
Company - Public (XEL)
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.

Xcel Energy Reviews

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    "Great place to work with lots of opportunity and challenges"

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great pay and long term stability (diverse energy portfolio). Good people dedicated to the job and the company will try and do right by its employees most of the time.

    Cons

    Its a large corporation with a lot of bureaucracy and politics that any company has. Sometimes during certain times of year you may have to work long, grueling hours for outages and emergent issues.

    Advice to Management

    Get better at communication to employees, create a detailed, structured vision with clear goals and communicate that constantly and clearly.

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Xcel Energy Interviews

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    Corporate Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Xcel Energy (Denver, CO) in January 2014.

    Interview

    1. Phone Interview - Manager called me and we discussed the job opportunity. She notified me that this was a temp contract and was I ok with it. She also went over my skills.
    2. Face to Face Interview - I met with the Manager and Sr. Recruiter.
    3. Offer - I got the offer the day after my F to F interview. Early in the morning.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What is the most challenging time you have had in recruiting?
      2. What's the most Requisitions you have ever handled?
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    Negotiation

    It was easy!!! I asked for $35.00 min. / They offered $36.75 (I accepted)

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Xcel Energy Awards & Accolades

  • Ranked #7 among U.S. utilities for solar capacity, Solar Electric Power Association, 2015
  • 2013 Utility of the Year, American Wind Energy Association, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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