Who you know and if you are part of the "good ole boy" system are the only things that count here. Your work ethic and desire to assist never are considered. I was thankful that this was a contract short position. They did offer me a permanent position which I declined.
Operator (Former Employee) – Earth, TX – July 9, 2018
Great place to work. Plenty of days off. Plenty employees that are willing to help with whatever. The job mainly consisted of training to actually learn most plant equipment. After the apprenticeship was done we were on our own doing work orders and tests on plant equipment.
Journeyman Instrumentation and Controls Specialist (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – July 2, 2018
Often people are not promoted from within, and end up quitting. Their job is advertised and new person hired at the higher level they were seeking. Company wasting money and reliability of assets is suffering. People leaving and not being replaced, so those who stay are getting more and more piled on. Most folks in the plants feel the company is looking to sell generating assets. Very "old school" management style from top to bottom. Most managers are ex-military so many places can have a culture that feels like military.
Work Week Manager (Current Employee) – Monticello, MN – June 27, 2018
Okay employer, all about the bottom line and key performance indicators regardless of safety and common sense. Xcel Energy definitely does not care about retention and does not invest in future leaders. No a good company to advance if you are a true hard worker. Great company if you are a brown-noser.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – June 22, 2018
Great people. They feed you constantly!! Good food! Very safely oriented. You can change your schedule at various times through year if needed. Job was stressful and I woke up every night talking to customers in my sleep
Planner Buyer (Current Employee) – Henderson, CO – June 19, 2018
The culture is changing due to re-organization and implementation of a new work management system. This is causing delays and large additions to daily work loads. People are not held accountable to do their job and in turn others have to pick up the additional tasks to get the job done. The company as a whole takes care of its employees. There are great benefits and compensation. Opportunities are available for advancement along with training in a lot of areas for new interests. Good people are overlooked for roles.
Director Category Management (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – June 18, 2018
Xcel Energy has an old world mentality when it comes to process and policies. Very difficult place to work if you are used to a fast pace work environment and energy. Decisions are slow to occur and the processes make no sense as it relates to buying and category management.
Call Center Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – June 8, 2018
The management is willing to listen to you and help you out. They would always do things to help the employee out. They would have fairs, they would provide food almost everyday. The worst part is probably just talking to rude customers on the phone. For the most part, I did enjoy it.
SAP Mobility Analyst (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – June 7, 2018
They state they promote from within yet every position I applied for as a Veteran I was turned down for and or not even given an interview even if i was qualified or not. They speak a big game but dont follow through the process.
EMS/SCADA Programmer (Current Employee) – Golden, CO – June 6, 2018
Xcel Energy has given me an opportunity to grow in my career and as a person. They have given me a chance to work with subject matter experts to learn and grow. Doing so I have learned many thing in which I have been able to apply on the job in my daily life.