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"Excellent workplace with great benefits."

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Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Positive workplace environment with outstanding leadership. Open for job promotion when opportunities arise.

Cons

Location is downtown Minneapolis, MN. Very accessible by Metro Transit System, but parking very expensive.

Other Employee Reviews for Xcel Energy

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Promotions very difficult to attain"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are satisfactory to a point.

    Cons

    Getting a much-deserved promotion is almost impossible. If you have a manager who is not willing to spend the time to get through all the red tape of a business case, then you don't stand a chance of getting a promotion. How can Xcel be an employer of choice if going above and beyond time after time gets you nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Employees seeking a promotion should be actively involved in the business case since there are weak managers who don't fight for their employees. And because the manager may not even know half of what their employee does. Also, taking months in the process is unacceptable and inefficient. Xcel has lost good, even outstanding employees because of the current policy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Everything you would expect from working at a utility"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid, stable, predictable. Most folks seem to do only 9-5 so there's plenty of time for work-life balance. Good people, passionate about what they do. Occasionally innovative.

    Cons

    The culture is slow as molassess. Partly a result of the industry, but partly due to an aversion to take risks on anything. Lack of a competitive market leads competitive people to play internal political games with no real end. Seriously weak IT systems. Rampant use of antiquated technology. E.G. Windows NT.

    Advice to Management

    Take a chance on something. Anything. Stop passing the buck. Start encouraging mistakes.


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