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Xcel Energy Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Xcel Energy Chairman, President & CEO Benjamin G.S. Fowke III
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits, most people were great to work with and were helpful, learned a lot (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay, excellent benefits, low cost and excellent health insurance (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, weekends - work life balance not great (in 6 reviews)

  • Not many full time openings for recent grads (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Advertising Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people and solid leadership. Excellent pay and benefits package, plus positive work environment at Larimer Street location.

    Cons

    Movement of some jobs from Denver to MN HQ -- leading to some uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency and open communication are valued - keep up the good job!


  2. "Seems good at first, but can slowly suck the life out of you in the end"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability and benefits, interesting work, progressive for a utility

    Cons

    Stodgy, autocratic management style, biased

    Advice to Management

    Be more human, trust, allow more creativity and autonomy/authority at staff level, conduct exit interviews !

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nuclear Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary. Organization is driven to staying competitive and maintaining a balanced energy portfolio.

    Cons

    HR processes have created unintentional consequences of making it extremely difficult to hire the right people and also on from those that don't belong in their role or the company.


  4. "Good company, good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Junction, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Junction, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, great hours and pay

    Cons

    Contracting everything out, a lot of paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Watch your back. Managers usually don't last very long.


  5. "Accounting Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great Working Environment within the company

    Cons

    Engaging with managers can sometimes be difficult


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior leadership not aligned"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Important mission providing energy to society

    Cons

    Company transformation is driving away talent
    Senior leadership has difficult decisions to make, but nobody wants to own it

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, most of the people are great to work with mainly cuz they know how it is and feel your pain.

    Cons

    Long hours , very little appreciation, watch you back, contract employees outnumber perm. Top heavy on management.

    Advice to Management

    Top heavy.

  8. "Good opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, good company

    Cons

    Not very exciting work. Didn't get to work with a lot of people


  9. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, that's nice for employees.

    Cons

    Lack of communication with employees.

    Advice to Management

    GTH


  10. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Transparent about salary levels and ranges for each job description

    Cons

    Not coming through with promised advancement. No appreciating and valuing an employee's contribution.


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