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"Excellent place to work, advance, do great things, and make a great wage"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

-Advancement opportunities are limitless
-Strong commitment to leadership development, training, benchmarking and eduction
-Strong salary and benefits package
-Diverse work opportunities in many different fields/locations
-Company has been very stable in these rough economic times
-Current CEO pushes technology advancement for sites
-Company has a diverse energy portfolio and green (solar, wind and nuclear)
-Impressive Chief Nuclear Officer, who is making some positive changes for the nuclear fleet

Cons

-Numerous union organizations that oftentimes, don't care about anything other than taking the company for everything they can. They are disappointing to me in that I see so many examples of them taking advantage of any situation without actually putting much of any work into it.
-Management churn has been occurring at an increased rate the past few years
-Management span of control is stretched oftentimes which leads to inefficiencies
-Can require LONG stretches of unpaid overtime for non-union staff and management

Advice to Management

-Union has too much control, is not efficient and is overpaid compared to non-union Xcel staff doing the same thing. Something serious needs to be done before we are price ourselves out of business
-HR has far too few Consultants (meaning 1) to help all levels of management and staff at each location, which is not efficient.
-Corporate HR has too much control yet is far out of touch with what actually goes on outside of corporate.
-Site Finance Departments SO often seems penny wise and pound foolish and not very helpful to management. In the long run, a better run site finance is necessary and will pay for itself in no time.
- Maintaining a positive and healthy work culture is extremely important. Reinforce with VPs, & senior leadership team that a demeaning, cut-throat, intimidating culture will lead to inefficiency, poor moral and staff & management churn. Some plant managers/directors really think they are supreme beings and just plain rude! When in fact, they are the reason for the staff/management churn.

Other Employee Reviews for Xcel Energy

  1. "Xcel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Testing Technician in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Testing Technician in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay is beter than most other places

    Cons

    opertunity to move up in out group not good

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Good people, good work, good pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits and total compensation.

    Cons

    Sow to change, technology lagging behind.

    Advice to Management

    Move faster

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