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Xcel Energy Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2020

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3.3
60%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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Xcel Energy Chairman, President & CEO Benjamin G.S. Fowke III
Benjamin G.S. Fowke III
169 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Pay, Easy Job, Nice people(in 37 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits, Good Work-Life Balance(in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "They are not quick to hire interns full time when they graduate(in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    benefits, people, and work environment

    Cons

    can be slow moving at times.

    Xcel Energy2019-10-07
  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Really good benefits and great people

    Cons

    Lack of ability to grow

    Xcel Energy2020-01-15
  3. "They are doing good things"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is forward thinking. Incorporating many new technologies.

    Cons

    Work schedules should be more flexible and allow more working remote.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Xcel Energy2019-12-14
  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Regulated which can lead to being cost efficient on some things

    Xcel Energy2019-11-25
  5. "Great employer"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy

    Pros

    Pay was great as well as benefits. I worked remotely and had great support.

    Cons

    Can't think of any negative things to say

    Xcel Energy2019-11-03
  6. "No advancement opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, could work from home from time to time.

    Cons

    There is straight up no opportunity for advancement in the position of supply chain analyst or other full time positions in accounts payable, and they are aware of it. I worked with a number of individuals who had been there for numerous years, and none had ever received any words on potential advancement opportunities. You will be stuck. There was no sense of direction, my manager didn’t even know what my job consisted of. The supply chain in general is a disaster, which I was informed of going into it, but seeing how lost my they were in person was appalling. For a company that size, which is basically a monopoly in areas where it serves, it’s as poorly run as it can be.

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    Advice to Management

    There is absolutely no culture here. I’d give zero stars if possible. The supply chain is in such shambles management has no time to focus on employees, as all their efforts are put towards trying to fix the mess.

    Xcel Energy2019-12-06
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Typical utility"

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    Current Employee - Logistics 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable work environment If you're an engineer you're set for life here.

    Cons

    So stable that nothing changes... ever 22% women in the company Loses women 3x faster than men Losses minorities 6x faster than whites I work in a dept where there are 100+ leader positions... guess how many are women? 7, and only 2 of those have actual direct reports. 5 of those have no one who reports to them. Pathetic

    Advice to Management

    Quit promoting based on who has been there the longest. Your longevity plan is to do fairs at middle schools? Seriously? They are just greenwashing... recycling plans no longer exist, employees have to empty own trash cans into the few bins that still exist. Since there aren't enough, trash and recycling are all mixed together. Pay is low

    Xcel Energy2019-11-04
  8. "Really Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    They provide excellent pay and opportunities

    Cons

    Rotating shifts are sometimes required

    Xcel Energy2019-10-26
  9. "Xcel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    welcoming environment, good coworkers, benefits

    Cons

    None, overall a good place to work.

    Xcel Energy2019-10-25
  10. "Good Training"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Interesting place to work out of school

    Cons

    No career progresssion after five years

    Xcel Energy2019-10-23
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