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Xcel Energy Reviews

Updated December 27, 2018
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Xcel Energy Chairman, President & CEO Benjamin G.S. Fowke III
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Pros
  • "The pay and benefits are outstanding; I don' think any company pays more for comparable work" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Relatively good benefits with pension" (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "They are not quick to hire interns full time when they graduate" (in 15 reviews)

  • "A lot of politics going on with the upper management" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Monticello, MN
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Monticello, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company was proactive and had many ways to help interns learn about the company and get started.
    Competitive pay.
    The employees are very friendly and open to new ideas.
    I felt valued as an intern.

    Cons

    There are no major cons.


  2. "The example of what not to do in corporation"

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    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Henderson, CO
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Henderson, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits to include education but must stay within a year with the company after you used the education benefit.

    Cons

    Long hours, people are expected to work after hours. It could use a lot of improvements in the area of upper management level and treat employees better.

    Advice to Management

    Approach the work life balance method.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Does not care about employees"

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    Former Employee - Design Technician in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Design Technician in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can’t think of any to be completely honest.

    Cons

    They treat their employees horrible & sweep stuff under the rug rather than taking care of the root cause. The Ins is horrible & wages are decent

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, don’t play favorites & praise your employees for a job well done.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Xcel Energy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Specialist in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Database Specialist in Golden, CO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work to do and you and learn a lot.

    Cons

    No real training program, just kinda go in and learn it.


  5. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job benefits good living

    Cons

    Benefits Great job benefits good living

    Advice to Management

    NoneGreat job benefits good living


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Career"

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

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

    Pros

    - Really interesting industry facing complex challenges
     - Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    - Silo'd organization makes it difficult to get answers or assign ownership
     - Passing on of institutional knowledge is the main form of training and maintaining processes

    Advice to Management

    - Talk to your people about what objectives you'd like to see accomplished


  7. "Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, good experience.

    Cons

    They are not quick to hire interns full time when they graduate.

  8. "Project Controls Intern"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Controls Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful team and overall great environment to work in. Learn a lot about the electrical utility industry.

    Cons

    Was not assigned a lot of work at times and was not challenged enough. Communication lacked some among business units.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your interns and make a better effort to keep them busy.


  9. "Business System Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work to be done.

    Cons

    Zero accountability for most projects.


  10. "Pretty good over all"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very large company great for networking, pay was good for an intern.

    Cons

    I ended up doing a lot more compliance work that anything else.