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You get what you pay for....
Contractor (Current Employee) –  Amarillo, TXJune 21, 2017
Xcel has it good points, which one is the pay. They paid more than the average pay in Amarillo.

Unfortunately, it has it's undesirable points. It is very political to say in the least. They reward people for "good job done" and they didn't deserve it. They don't have the education, personality and it is a very difficult situation at times to work there.
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Excellent Place to Work
Senior Technical Instructor (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJune 20, 2017
Job goals are clear and reviewed routinely to ensure you are progressing toward them. Management are concerned with the welfare and morale of the employees. The quality of the work is very high.
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Xcel is very stable
Plant Engineer (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 20, 2017
Working at Xcel energy is a very stable job and has the added benefit of knowing you are providing a service to the community. They are also fairly laid back in the approach but still demand accuracy and quality.
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Good Company, controversial leadership
Electrical Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Welch, MNJune 19, 2017
The company has a lot to offer, but there is a high turnover of upper management. There has been issues with priorities that has been slowly improving.
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Call Center not for everone
Associate I (Current Employee) –  Amarillo, TXJune 16, 2017
Enjoyed working there, but at times customers wpuld be very rude towards agents. It isn't recommended for everyone. I would recommend it to anyone that's ok with working mandatory overtime
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Not a bad place to work
Regional Project Controls Specialist (Current Employee) –  Amarillo, TXJune 9, 2017
Not a bad place to work. I have learned a lot about the utility industry and what it truly takes to keep the lights on - I no longer complain about my utility bill.
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Left to my own
Intern (Former Employee) –  Fort saint Vrain, COMay 30, 2017
Spent time looking for projects to do as a intern, other engineers didn't have time to teach about systems or how to start projects. I was barely able to scratch the surface of gas turbine generators. My timing might have been bad, but felt like a poor experience as an intern.
Pros
Interesting subjects, technicians were helpful, lots to learn
Cons
Management could care less
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Great place to work. Very safe culture.
Painter (Former Employee) –  MNGPMay 30, 2017
I really enjoyed working for xcel energy the people are very skilled, and helpful. The attention to safety is uncompromising to other places I have worked.
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Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) –  Maple Grove, MNMay 23, 2017
Drive truck any type of truck. Do lots of useless paperwork. It was. Fun place to work for years now the management has taking over and is a mess. But overall good benefits and pay.
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No sense of direction
Data Analyst - Operations (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMay 22, 2017
After having been told that the budget was approved for an additional 15 months plus and not even half way down with the assigned project, a new management team came in and topsy turvied everything. They closed down the project and laid off multiple people with no warning....
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
clueless management
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Toxic Culture
Manager (Current Employee) –  Denver, COMay 12, 2017
Really tough place to work. Some groups are ok but overall the company is very toxic. Very little collaboration. Constant reorganization efforts. Benefits are being cut. Bonus targets are being cut. Utility industry is in trouble and has limited options for growth so cutting employees and employee expenses are only areas company can manage. While there is little loyalty in corporate America, there is ZERO loyalty to employees at Xcel.
Pros
Defined benefit pension plan (while it lasts)
Cons
Toxic corporate culture, limited advancement
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IT Direction
Sr. Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMay 7, 2017
The IT organization is heading in a good direction under the leadership the of the current CIO. Implementation of SAP software has been a challenge, though overall considered a success to date.
Pros
The work pace is very manageable.
Cons
The IT organization has been going through some significant change, with a move from outsourced to in-house resources.
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Great collaborative environment
Talent Management Technology Contractor (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMay 6, 2017
Everyone that I have worked with has been friendly and genuine. Management gives great feedback and is focused on developing individuals. The culture is focused on teamwork, and innovation.
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With all the changes people can hardly wait to leave
Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMay 3, 2017
It's a very "conservative" environment and socializing is not allowed. Management is very hands-off and employees do not receive any formal training. Employees must find their own projects as they do not receive any guidance from supervisors or management. People complain about the smallest things and you have to be prepared for a very harsh and strict environment. Many people are unhappy and openly express that. Many have either left the company or are currently looking for a new job. With all the changes, Xcel makes the transition harder than it needs to be and nobody has a clue what is going on. Management doesn't even know what is going on.
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In transition
Communications Manager (Current Employee) –  Denver, COMay 1, 2017
There are numerous in upper management who are lifelong Xcel Energy employees. They are not very open to new ideas. I think they are working on that but it's not exactly a progressive industry in general and Xcel Energy is on par with that.
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Great work place
Datacenter Support Specialist/Engineer II (Former Employee) –  Denver, COApril 27, 2017
Xcel was a great place to work. It did have its downfalls as far as work life balance. They also had issues passing down information and or were to get information from.
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Company in transition
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Denver, COApril 23, 2017
The company is currently changing major software systems and is migrating to SAP environment. Company has very aggressive safety culture. Flexible work hours can be arranged for most.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Lack of accountaility in many organizations
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Customer Calls
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Roseville, MNApril 19, 2017
Working w/a great team of workers, and calling a variety of clients to get them to pay their bill. Being able to use different systems to be able to locate them, and being able to communicate w/the most difficult clients, and helping them understand as to why they had this bill.
Pros
Great Co-workers
Cons
Driving distance
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Fast paced busy company
Call Center Associate (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNApril 18, 2017
It is a lot of work and stress serving customers all day long but being on a team with others and having individual goals along with team goals make it feel like you have help and people to understand what is going on.
Pros
team work, managers appreciate you
Cons
work shift bidding
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Working Enviroment
Substation Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Amarillo, TX 79109April 17, 2017
The people at Xcel are going to be really close friends and co workers. the down side is the job it has the throw you in the fire and hope you survive is taken to the extreme.
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People
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