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Updated January 11, 2018
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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 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to get full time employee positions, quite a few contractors on the floor (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. "Senior Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    No flexibility and no work from home if you need it.

    Advice to Management

    Younger generation do need more flexibility. I would rather give up the retirement benefits for occasional work from home benefit.


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits - medical, PTO, 401k match, pension, cash and equity bonus

    Cons

    Several members of management commuted from Colorado - that's why they have 2 private jets

  3. "Be Careful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High-deductible medical, dental, pension (for now), 401K, HSA, on-site gym, transit/parking stipend. Quarterly reviews. Steady, high volume of work.

    Cons

    Xcel pays less than the private sector. Annual bonuses are not guaranteed. Training funds and O&M seems to magically disappear within 6 months of the start of the new fiscal year. Human resources is for the company, not the employee. Not a great place if you are looking for diversity in the type/kind of work, geography, or advancement within a group -- be prepared to be pigeon-holed. If you want certain management/director roles, you have to take a "personality" - psyche test to be considered for the position.


  4. "HR Representative"

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

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and stable.

    Cons

    Many changes in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do whatever you can to keep the good and knowledgeable people who makes you strong.


  5. "Associate Energy Trader"

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    Former Employee - Associate Energy/FTR Trader in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Associate Energy/FTR Trader in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and plenty of job opportunities across the company

    Cons

    Volatile working conditions within the trading group with new management learning curves and change management hurdles, which are not aligned with the core conservative values of the company.


  6. "Good benefits but too corporate"

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

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Lots of PTO
    High Salary
    Yearly Bonus
    Location

    Cons

    Not an employee just a number
    CEO pay increases where employees suffer
    No training or ability to attend training or travel

    Advice to Management

    Show more interest in employees
    Take care of employees


  7. "Distribution Design Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Steady work, secure job, outdoors

    Cons

    Major workload, constant catch up, understaffed

    Advice to Management

    They do the best they can with what they have. Keep up the good work.

  8. "Legal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great Paid Time Off benefits.

    Cons

    You will need to use all your PTO time for mental health because this place is do dysfunctional.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who will care about their direct reports.


  9. Helpful (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 !


  10. "Recruitment Supervisor"

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

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    the discounts and promotions they provide as well as advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    IT it outsourced and in the end upper management only cares about money, they need to treat the employees with more respect.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


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