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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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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.
Pros
People
Cons
Management
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Tail wags the dog
Gas Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Silverthorne, COApril 16, 2017
Not a good place to work if you have morals and values, not to mention integrity. Union crybabies take all your time and productivity is non existent.
Pros
Pay
Cons
everything else
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Great place to work
Performance Analyst Data Privacy (Former Employee) –  Denver, COApril 7, 2017
Xcel Energy is a great place to work because of the security and longevity of employees. Very easy to get along with employees. Employees work as one company.
Pros
security and longevity of employees
Cons
can't think of any
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Great pay and learning experience, horrible culture
System Chemist (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNApril 5, 2017
There's a lot of learn and great opportunities working in the lab and plant environment, but be warned its a pretty depressing culture/environment to work in, most people were not very enthusiastic about their job and it showed every day, and the management needs a serious wakeup call. There was little to no direction given and nobody wanted to take responsibility for my development, this absolutely must change if the younger generation is going to assimilate and take over otherwise they will be in a huge world of trouble.
Pros
there are some good people mixed in and a lot of good learning
Cons
depressing culture with poor management
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Publicly traded company in the energy industry
Credit Collections Specialist (Former Employee) –  Roseville, MNApril 3, 2017
Originally started as a contractor in a special project; was also going to school at the same time. Eventually obtain a position as an intern in the Capital Asset department.
Learned a ton about the energy industry - rate, depreciation, budget, and month-end close while at Excel Energy.
Unfortunately because of benefit changes was not able to be hired on as a permanent employee. However, truly enjoyed my entire time at Excel Energy.
Pros
constantly busy and progressive with work processes
Cons
sudden changes in job resposibilities
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Good place for gaining experience as an intern
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Henderson, COMarch 28, 2017
Worked directly with engineers on power plant testing. Was able to move up from technician to engineer status over the 4.5 years I was there. Not able to stay with company due to group going away. Management not good at dealing with personnel issues.
Pros
Good experience
Cons
Poor Management
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Associate (Current Employee) –  Eau Claire, WIMarch 23, 2017
Touch and go they seem to care about your life outside of work one day but then if you cant do the over time for lack of child care they aren't very concerning.
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Great place to work
Senior Enterprise Architect (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 15, 2017
I've been very happy working at Xcel Energy over the years. Management is completely supportive and professional. The enterprise is transforming therefore many opportunities exist.
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Best employer I've ever worked for.
Distribution Dispatcher A (Former Employee) –  Lubbock, TXMarch 11, 2017
Exceptional management, union (bargaining) benefits. 401k, pension, great medical, vision, dental, life, & AD&D insurance. Frequent breaks & understanding of personal life needs. OT starts after 8 hrs in work day. Great pay (Journeyman wage $40+/hr.)
Pros
Everything is awesome.
Cons
No complaints.
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Xcel was a great platform to reach my current position
Temp through Manpower (Former Employee) –  Monticello, MNMarch 7, 2017
I enjoyed working with the various personal and getting to know the different areas of where I worked. The hardest part of my job was staying busy towards the end when the work load was diminishing.
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