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"Better than average utility!"

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Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Denver, CO
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good benefits, great people and great job

Cons

Very slow on the technology front.

Advice to Management

Hire IT people for IT management.

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  1. "Management in Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supply Chain as a whole is a committed customer focused entity within Xcel. Almost every purchasing tool, business process or function of Supply Chain exists (except inventory mangement) making it a formidable and efficient tool for the company.

    Cons

    Managers within Supply Chain are a prime cause of turnover. Typically, before they get into these positions they are amiable and committed people, sincere toward their fellow workers. Once in management, they seem to take on a very harsh and low-tolerant attitude which already pervades the entire organization. Mixed messages go out, duplicative work is deliberately created and directors do not give 3-5 year strategy as they should. They instead spend inordinate amounts of time working directly with individual contributors - three-levels below them rather than manaaging through their direct reports. It is a very confusing and stressful atmosphere that results.

    Advice to Management

    Take care to focus on own weaknesses and appreciate the work environment you yourself create. Manage through your direct reports only in order to remove the confusion. Also, do not hang onto contractors longer than 9 months to a year. Either decide to hire them or let them move on. It is entirely unethical to leave hard workers hanging with such uncertainty.


  2. "Good, stable employment"

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job stablility - no ups & downs like most companies, layoffs are rare. Great benefits including a pension.

    Cons

    Slow, not a lot of advancement opportunities. Just wait for someone to retire and hope you can move into their position. Nothing changes - my group had been doing the same thing with minimal changes for over 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. Give younger employees more opportunities to grow.

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