Alliant Energy Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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3.3
54%
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Alliant Energy Chairman and CEO    John Larsen (no image)
John Larsen
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company culture, very safety-focused, and positive work environment(in 16 reviews)

  • "Great people who will help you succeed(in 14 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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. COVID-19

    "Shared services, tenure less than 3 years"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant Energy

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, very customer and community focused, transforming the company, they have been very caring of employees during this pandemic.

    Cons

    Some employees aren’t willing to change and some leaders accept this. Can be pretty risk adverse which is understandable for the industry, can be balanced where appropriate.

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  2. ""Fulfillment is not an option""

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Transmission Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great development opportunities if you want to be part of the Energy Transformation in the Midwest. Company core values reflect team building focus and high customer service level goals. There are great opportunities to grow, but you need to have desire and ambition! Excellent Diversity and Inclusion values.

    Cons

    Currently working on culture shaping and preparing to meet future energy needs. It can be a little bumpy at times, but what job is perfect? You will need to learn to step up to the plate and be engaged even if you don't consider yourself a leader. Don't expect to be babysat.

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  3. "Decent place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and paid time off

    Cons

    Little room for growth as an employee.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company has gone downhill"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Associate in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, some union jobs

    Cons

    Top-heavy management, very few opportunities for advancement, not much diversity, high turnover, toxic company culture

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pure Hypocrites"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay here is probably above average for the area...that is it!

    Cons

    The company has a set of values. NO ONE follows these. It is pure BS. Management is especially guilty and there are TONS of hypocrites. They say this out of their mouths and they turn around and do the opposite. Many are paid great sums of money and they act like little kids. This is a TERRIBLE place to work. Plus being at a utility for a long time, your marketability just drops like a rock. Who really wants to hire a utility worker? I warn you.....not a company you want to join. Rotten from the top and to the core.

  6. COVID-19

    "I couldn't have asked for a better place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alliant Energy's customer and employee focus makes them, in my opinion, the best place to work! A few great things about Alliant Energy: -Amazing people -Great facilities -Flexible schedules -Generous pay/benefits -Extensive options for personal development -Lots of room for promotion/job change *COVID-19 Disclaimer: I started at Alliant after graduating from undergrad in January of 2020, just prior to the pandemic. I cannot emphasize enough how great of a work place Alliant is. So many of my peers from graduation have since filed for unemployment or cannot get a job which makes me grateful for the stability Alliant has provided. I have also witnessed family members have bonuses, raises, 401k matching all been taken away yet Alliant continues to provide for its employees. The world will forever be changed from the coronavirus and it will severely impact employee/employer relationships as well as new hires. Alliant's values make it a great place to work all the time, but they expressed the ability to support their employees and customers during a difficult time like a lot of other companies failed to do.

    Cons

    As a utility they are constrained to working within their service territory (Iowa and Wisconsin). If you are not interested in living/working from either state you may find Alliant is not right for you.

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  7. Helpful (15)

    "The Emperor Has No Clothes"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Peers are great people.

    Cons

    Alliant Energy tries to maintain an appearance of a healthy culture; however, the emperor has no clothes and the employees live in too much fear to speak. On the surface, this company LOOKS like a decent place to work. Do not be fooled by the lavish branding attempts. A good company should not have to TRY to look so good; it just naturally is. Alliant Energy provides meaningless culture, anti-harassment, and professional development training with no follow up or intention to change anything. Very few leaders boast strong “people skills.” They are not held accountable, do not manage in a consistent way, and very few care about their employees. Their actions do not demonstrate the company’s core values. Senior leadership in most departments is widely unavailable to individual contributors. Executive leadership lives in distant glass houses. Performance management is a popularity contest and promotions are given based upon who you know, not what you’ve demonstrated and earned. Often, poor performers who have demonstrated despicable moral characteristics receive promotions and incentives. Retaliation against employees who “do the right thing” runs ramped, creating a toxic environment of mediocrity and silence. HR is weaker than leadership, and a cycle of dysfunction is perpetual. Employee Resource Groups are revered by the company as wonderful opportunities to attract and retain diversity and to connect and care for employees. In actuality, these groups receive little to no support from the company and are tragic examples of failure. There is no job stability for those who are not the “favored few.” Good people are treated poorly and they evaporate weekly. They share harsh and disturbing stories through underground communication channels. Their work is quietly distributed among the survivors. Survivors’ guilt plagues many with each of the predictable and frequent downsizing events. There is very little trust within the ranks. Individual contributors receive small chunks of “need to know” information, but it is usually vague. There is no transparency and employees often resort to piecing together nuggets of information to figure out where the company is going. This company sucks out souls and wraps them in pretty packages. HR and some others are asked to post “fake reviews” to counter realistic reviews like this one. Interns are treated much better than employees, with pressure applied to speak fondly of Alliant Energy.

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  8. "Team atmosphere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There’s a great employee culture at Alliant Energy. Employees look out for the best interests of each other and the company. A great company to make your career.

    Cons

    Depending on where you live, may have limited offices in your area.

  9. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Alliant Energy is a great company to work for! They are deeply rooted with a strong missions statement, values and culture. I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have been given. It is great to work for a company that cares for their employees, customers and the communities we serve.

    Cons

    As someone else mentioned...the Company and industry are going through a time of change. While I am excited for the opportunities this will bring, others have a difficult time with change so it is something to be aware of.

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  10. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Alliant Energy is great company that cares about its employees. It is large enough where you have career growth opportunities, yet small enough where it feels personal and you don't feel like just a number.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to list.

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