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Updated Jan 14, 2022

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3.8
79%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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Xcel Energy CEO Bob Frenzel
Bob Frenzel
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Benefits Nice People Stable Environment(in 49 reviews)

  • "Always treated me fair, good pay and benefits(in 48 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management resistant to change(in 19 reviews)

  • "Difficult to navigate a large company or make changes(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lots of overtime

      Jul 17, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Amarillo, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      tons of over time and good pay

      Cons

      not much time with family if your are on call

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Decent Place to work

      Nov 11, 2021 - Project Manager in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The People - at least in my business unit. I get to work with some great people! Work/Life balance Decent benefits, a least compared to other places I've worked

      Cons

      It can be a bureaucratic mess. Trying to get things done can take forever. Meetings to have more meetings to have a meeting to finally make a decision. It can wear on you after a while. I think as a company they take current employees for granted. What I mean is they'll bend over backwards to get a new hire in the door, even bumping a position up a grade level yet they won't reward an employee who excels with the same. There's an "Organizational Arrogance" that once someone works here they won't leave because it's such a great place to work. So much so that our rigid HR policies make it almost impossible for a grade change or Job Desc change as a way to reward an outstanding performer. At the same time, due to the current labor market situation, managers will jump through all kinds of hoops to get a new req to a higher grade. One caveat to this is I've seen Senior Leader reward directors with AVP Positions. Yet never in my 10+ years here have I seen someone at a lower level get promoted as a reward for increased responsibility and excellent work.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A good & solid company to work for

      Nov 18, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Shakopee, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very stable, lots of employment options, lots of really good people to work with.

      Cons

      Like most big corporations, they are held hostage by the woke agenda. Xcel's job is simple: turn on the lights. Generally speaking, I think the company takes this seriously. But there is a very noticeable effort to play the nihilistic PR game of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the corporate infrastructure, which itself is driven by people who spend very little (if any) time on the ground at the power plants and transmission lines where the company's bottom line is being accomplished for the public good.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Jan 11, 2022 - Internship in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of helpful long-time employees who clearly like their jobs

      Cons

      Often left on your own to do things that don't seem quite necessary

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      SRO

      Jan 13, 2022 - Senior Reactor Operator in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Time off of work is generous.

      Cons

      Pay is lower in the industry.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great

      Jan 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really good salary. lots of overtime.

      Cons

      Some of the medical bens are high out of pocket.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A terrible experience for lower level employees

      Jan 4, 2022 - Customer Solutions 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      XE is doing a good job focusing on diversity and inclusion.

      Cons

      Lower level employees are taken advantage of. Many employees feel underpaid and responsibilities are constantly added to employee's plates that do not reflect their job description or pay. Very poor mental health coverage. Employees are offered 8 sessions a year which is not acceptable for those needing consistent assistance.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great entry level job

      Dec 21, 2021 - Design Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great entry level job, you will learn a lot about gas distribution and there are opportunities to grow.

      Cons

      There is no more designing once you move up so If designing is what you love then you should find another company.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great pay

      Jan 1, 2022 - Steamfitter/Pipefitter Apprentice 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The compensation, pension and training are all great.

      Cons

      The direction of the company leaves something to be desired.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall

      Jan 14, 2022 - Sales Support Specialist in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The Benefits and Flexibility are good

      Cons

      Compensation is not at industry standard

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    Xcel Energy has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 693 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at Xcel Energy to a friend and 72% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Xcel Energy employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Xcel Energy. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

    79% of Xcel Energy employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Xcel Energy 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Xcel Energy to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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