Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – January 10, 2019
Call Center personnel- this is a fast-paced, high stress, competitive position. It is the perfect job for persons who thrive in that environment. It is certainly not for everyone. I left the company due to the health issues that arose while working there.
Safety General Foreman (Compliance Officer) (Former Employee) – Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN – January 10, 2019
I had a conflict with my manager which could not be resolved by my continued employment, I used the proper chain of command at every level to get the concerns addressed, I made every effort to resolve the issues and concerns I had to the satisfaction of all involved, but was not able to find a common understanding and I left the company
Operations Scheduler / Project Control Specialist (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – January 2, 2019
Xcel Energy is a great company to work for as they believe in customer safety as well as giving back into the community. The benefits given to employees is great and we are well taken care of. I think the one thing that I would like to see changed is the culture for internal advancement. Promotion process has alot of red tape and the benefit to the employee is not beneficial. If you want to be promoted, it is better to quit and reapply, your salary compensation will be higher than if you moved around internally.
Xcel is a great company to work for. The benefits are great and the quality of people is second to none. I recommend the company to anyone. There are really only positives on this company from my perspective.
GIS Technician III (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – December 29, 2018
Lots of focus on safety and on keeping things running. There is however little coordination between the different departments and the focus on promoting from within means a limited pool of potential managers. Overall a good place to work, workers are valued. However the company needs to invest in technology as it is falling behind the times.
Data Analyst II (Current Employee) – Henderson, CO – December 27, 2018
Job role is stable in that they need me to do the same thing every day. Not a lot of potential for growth that I can see. Most people are content to stay in the same role for years. Comfortable job but not if you are looking to advance your career.
Large corporation that takes a lot of time and energy to make any changes
Senior Specialist II (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – December 26, 2018
Way too many managers looking over the minions. Every manager wants the work done a different way. You cannot please anyone. Very frustrating. The supervisors all are scared of the managers, and you know that stress runs downhill!!! The only saving grace was being Union.
Granted I worked the hardest job they have, Transmission Lineman, so the review is going to look weird. Yes long hours, yes overtime packages were above industry standard. However; underpaid for position in region. They took more health benefits away in order to pay more. Health benefits were already kinda slim. Good culture, but their Texas SPS region sucks.
Work Order Specialist (Contract) (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – December 7, 2018
Old company culture. Moving toward newer culture. Company-wide, there are many locations through out the United States. Good or Bad company experience varies greatly depending on what department you are working in.
Finance (Current Employee) – Texas – December 7, 2018
Some areas are fantastic to work in with great people and opportunities for career advancement. Other parts of the organization have poor leadership and rely heavily on outside consultants to drive the organization.
If I had been able to purchase another vehicle, I would never have resigned from this job. Enjoyed the flexibility afforded to me with a part-time position. The job training was par for the course. I enjoyed the people I worked with.
The benefits given to full-time employees were not available to part-time employees.
Sr. Project Manager, Data Center Infrastructure (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – November 16, 2018
Interviewed with 2 Individuals who advised of work location (Remote), that changed within 2 weeks after hire. Interviewed by Individuals who were not even my direct Supervisors. Supervisor I ended up working for had no management skills
Always busy. Always learning new things. Very competitive. Have to make allot of quick decisions.
MILLWRIGHT (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – November 14, 2018
Depending on the status of the plant the daily routine could be more challenging. Communicating clearly made for a more successful outcome when dealing with tense situations. Also giving praise to employees for a job well done went a long way with good attitudes and employees willing to go the extra mile for you. The work place culture was one of team work and desire to excel at their jobs as well as safely and looking out for their coworkers. The hardest part of the job was the long hours, and the condition of some aging equipment and trying to make it operate. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing employees having pride in themselves when they did something the thought they couldn't do. Also the comradery was amazing when it came to working out situations.
Had safety recognition celebrations and rewards, Holiday Meals, letters of recognition in personnell files.Great benefits with health, and PTO
Accounts receivables/customer service (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – November 13, 2018
A typical day could get hard but not because of any fault of the company but the customers would sometimes be going through hardships. I learned to be prompt, reliable, integrity, to work hard, and that the big company cares for the little guys accomplishment. Management was down to earth and treats you like a friend when they can. The culture their is amazing and everyone cares about each other so much. They offer coffee, a huge break room, and a gym to all of their employees. They also offer and mentor you on a regular basis. I loved the fact that they reward you for your hard work as often as they can.
rewards for hard work
if you are ever late you receive an occurence after being five minutes late three times.