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Xcel Energy Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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Xcel Energy Chairman, President & CEO Benjamin G.S. Fowke III
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  • Slow to change until its a problem (in 7 reviews)

  • The work life balance is good, but only if you are not concerned with your career advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Budget/Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Budget/Business Analyst in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends - work life balance not great! Very slow on promotions, takes several years.


  2. "Gas Operations Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People are amazing. Everyone is supportive and knowledgeable. New ideas are welcomed. It is a great place to gain experience.

    Cons

    The pay is somewhat lower for what we do. Especially for the responsibility placed on Engineers. We are the catch-all for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for the Engineers that actually do work.


  3. "A lot going on at this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity here and the environment provides plenty of challenge for someone looking for a great learning experience in a large corporate environment. A lot of high profile initiatives going on in the organization which provides new positions and advancement.

    Cons

    There is a lack of scientific methodology in this organization and many decisions are made based on leadership opinion. Very typical in many organizations but there is an excess of it here. Employees are very passionate which can give the perception of an aggressive group that is not very collaborative.

    Advice to Management

    Trust less in hunches and feelings and more on best practice and science.


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  5. "---"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Plant Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits & pay, work environment at the plant is usually based on good team work.

    Cons

    Upper management in engineering is often inefficient. It's difficult to hit performance targets because they change so frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering management needs to clearly outline position scope for their employees; it's too nebulous as is, which leads to management dissatisfaction when the employee doesn't hit the performance target of the week.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Compliance Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Regulatory Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Location and benefits are the biggest pros.

    Cons

    Adapting a little slow to millennials work environment.


  7. "Control Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Business Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Business Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good total compensation benefit package. 401k and pension starts the day you are hired on as full time for non-exempt. Offers many opportunities to move up and around the company.

    Cons

    Due to high turnover at mid management, relations between laborers and supervisors is strained.

    Advice to Management

    Offer comparable compensation to attract and retain quality management!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, older culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Communications Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Communications Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's stable, good pay guaranteed. The people that work here are also some of the nicest you'll meet in your life and will go out of their way to make you successful.

    Cons

    It's an older culture but that's because it's a utility...change is slow in the industry and that's reflected in the corporate culture.


  9. "Full time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xcel Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work with.

    Cons

    Too much work sometimes but easy.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities


  10. "Staff Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - E & C in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - E & C in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with great people. The job offers great challenges and involves many job skills to make sure that many heads have looked at the project, and people have been allowed to give their feedback

    Cons

    Very political. The remoteness of the job makes for many long drives to the plant and then home again. Process improvement and elimination of waste is not a part or their mind set or even their vocabulary


  11. "Great pay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Xcel Energy is a good company to work for because they pay well. They also have great benefits.

    Cons

    They are too systematic that even though you out perform your peers you need to have certain amount of years of experience to move up the company.



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