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Xcel Energy Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • The pay and benefits are satisfactory to a point (in 14 reviews)

  • Good pay, excellent benefits, low cost and excellent health insurance (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Customer Service Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my coworkers and my customers. I enjoyed the different challenges involved. I liked the static schedule. I enjoyed interacting with different departments.

    Cons

    You always feel like big brother is standing over you. They have issues with a lot you do even if it is to benefit the customers. They nitpick about a lot of things then wonder why they lose employees shortly after they hit the floor

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people a little more, have an open door policy that truly is an open door. And, the biggest thing, "confidential" should actually mean confidential. It shouldn't be so difficult to alert management about team leaders.


  2. "Principal OD Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal OD Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Principal OD Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to apply leading edge OD practices

    Cons

    Minneapolis winters - Midwest location away from my east coast family

    Advice to Management

    Engage members of your organization down to the individual contributor level in order to access critical information, truly understand your organization's capacity, and maximize operational performance.

  3. "Decent company, pay is below average for the industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xcel Energy full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, very interesting industry, good people to work with at the lower level.

    Cons

    Engineering pay scale is below the industry average. Upper managers care very little about lower level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay engineers more before you loose them.


  4. "Administrative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is company is great to work for over all. Everyone is very nice and helpful. The pay is very nice as well.

    Cons

    It is better to be hired as a employee vs. contract because the contact us not promising.


  5. "Engineering"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great PTO and decent benefits

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other companies. Great pay for job description, but not for what you will actually get assigned. There's a reason why turnover is so high and good luck getting any kind of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talent below management level. Provide career opportunities to the younger generation, give them a reason to stay.


  6. "Electrician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours and benefits. Pay is great to for not having to have a degree.

    Cons

    Management needs more training in leading and they don't listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take some classes to lead


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Needs culture change"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Instrumentation and Controls Specialist in Holmen, WI
    Current Employee - Journeyman Instrumentation and Controls Specialist in Holmen, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, good vacation and holiday allotment.

    Cons

    very heavy handed management. Poor culture. micro-management.

  8. "Engineering"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and leadership, over all a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Slow to promote and recognize the talent of their employees

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the great talent that lies below your management level


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Gas Operations Engineering"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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