Xcel Energy Reviews

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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3.6
62%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Xcel Energy Chairman, President & CEO Benjamin G.S. Fowke III
Benjamin G.S. Fowke III
190 Ratings
Pros
  • "Always treated me fair, good pay and benefits(in 45 reviews)

  • "Really good benefits and great people(in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Paper everything over electronic files), lots of upper management unaware of how the front line workers function(in 14 reviews)

  • "Long hours, people are expected to work after hours(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Xcel"

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

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for

    Cons

    None that I feel need to be shared.

  2. "Business Systems Project Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Company has a very different feel than telecom company


  3. "New energy economy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Specialist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Can provide autonomy in work, part of a leader in transition to renewable energy

    Cons

    Not a ton of promotional opportunities

  4. "Internship"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Controls Engineering Co-op 

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment to work

    Cons

    none. I worked for 8 months and I didn't find any negative side of the workplace.

  5. "Good career position"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Security, benefits, coworkers, green, balance

    Cons

    Too many managers for work to be effective

  6. "Overall good place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Coordinator 

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Co workers are good people to work with

    Cons

    Company gets in its own way when trying to improve efficiency

  7. "Job Advancement is hard!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and work life balance

    Cons

    managers don't really care about their employees, and job advancement is hard.

  8. "Not bad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contact Center Representative in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay Good management Good benefits Good atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind.

  9. "Good Company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    great team to work with

    Cons

    lower pay than the average for industry

  10. "Good paying job if you are union"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Union Laborer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good work schedule

    Cons

    Horrible front-line managers have no clue what they are doing

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