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Found 137 reviews

3.8
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80%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Patricia Kampling
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company culture, very safety-focused, and positive work environment(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great people who will help you succeed(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Maybe if Madison paid attention to what people in the smaller call centers thought it would be better(in 7 reviews)

  • "It seems like you always have to look over your shoulder as the team leads are looking for any reason to fire you or write you up(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Combined Cycle Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work under. Coworkers are very helpful. Management in concerned about safety and training.

    Cons

    Tuff work schedule and a lot to take in.

    Alliant Energy2019-04-06
  2. "Shareowner Services stock transfer rep"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Alliant Energy

      Pros

      Excellent pay, nice location, great people, good work culture

      Cons

      Downsized and outsourced our work, office kept getting smaller until it was one person.

      Advice to Management

      Help people that lose a position find one equal to what they had.

      Alliant Energy2019-05-02
    • "Friendly staff, Good benefits"

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      Current Employee - Business Analyst 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I've found the staff who work at Alliant are friendly, and professional. A positive culture is very important in the company.

      Cons

      Insurance has a large deductible which makes it a fairly expensive insurance policy overall.

      Alliant Energy2019-04-21
    • Helpful (3)

      "Decent place to start out"

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      Former Employee - IT Security Analyst in Madison, WI
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Some managers are excellent, opportunities to learn and grow professionally and personally were abundant. They do keep up to date pretty well with technologies in IT, so it is great experience and will expose you to the trends of IT and give opportunities to learn how a mid-size organization works. If you do good work you will be noticed and you will be respected by your coworkers and managers, which does mean a lot,...

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      Cons

      Little to no opportunity to advance title or salary. Raises barely keep up with inflation. Completely seniority-based environment where talented young people are not able to advance, regardless of their responsibility level or day-to-day job duties. You can do the job of a senior but not be promoted because you don't have enough "years of experience," or the job of a lead but not get promoted because the middle-managers...

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      Advice to Management

      Change the culture to one where employees are valued based off their MERIT, not their "years of experience"/age. If you're leading projects and doing senior work you should be made a senior level employee and paid a senior salary. If that doesn't change then the most talented employees will continue to leave.

      Alliant Energy2019-03-13
    • "Distribution Engineer at Alliant Energy in Cedar Rapids"

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      Current Employee - Distribution Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great people who will help you succeed

      Cons

      Customer Service wasn't exactly what I saw myself doing

      Alliant Energy2019-02-27
    • "Great Place to Work, Good benefits, and Good Pay"

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      Current Employee - Team Lead 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Alliant gives you a solid career and great benefits to boot

      Cons

      The culture could use some work.

      Alliant Energy2019-02-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Intimidating-poor work environment"

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      Former Employee - Professional 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Alliant Energy full-time

      Pros

      They pay well but pay does not keep you

      Cons

      The executive team leads by intimidation. If you do not fit their mold they will make it impossible for you to succeed. They are not open to those who think differently and do not adhere to the company values. It is very much an "old boy" mentality company and policies, especially HR, are not followed/enforced consistently, primarily by the executives. It is a cut throat environment and poorly managed.

      Alliant Energy2019-03-23
    • Helpful (4)

      "Good pay, but poor culture"

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      Former Employee - Director in Cedar Rapids, IA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Alliant Energy full-time

      Pros

      The pay and bonuses are really good at the director level, and the benefits are comparable to other corporations in the area.

      Cons

      The culture is really poor, the constant cost cutting and reorgs has everyone walking on egg shells and in fear of their jobs. Especially at the higher levels, the senior managers and directors are always a target for cost reductions. People aren't developed; they are seen more as expendable and it is not uncommon for them to walk people out for no reason. So much so, they have done away with their non union severance...

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      Advice to Management

      Develop your people and coach them to improve and try moving them around if one department no longer needs them. Don't just randomly fire people as it destroys morale. And don't encourage people to speak up if you don't intend to listen or if it will only make them a target for bullying by management.

      Alliant Energy2019-02-20
    • "Been good so far"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great coworkers; flexible work hours

      Cons

      Change in leadership seems to be frequent

      Alliant Energy2019-01-22
    • "Greedy Executives Looting This Company"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Madison, WI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The leadership is greedy, they rip off the employees

      Cons

      Terrible greedy executives. CEO is the worst

      Advice to Management

      Go to prison

      Alliant Energy2019-01-30
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