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Colorado Springs Utilities experience report

  • 20.Apr 2016
  • Employee

No upward mobility whatsoever

1.00

Company Culture

No recognition of job well done , they take you a notch below any exceeding score in any situation to avoid providing fair compensation . HR never has the interest of anyone except their friends , all of whom are given prefer ntus promotional opportunities , despite being a public owned utility . A close knit group only interested in a nice fat retirement for their friends .

Support from management

Lack of training , lack of communication . Retaliatory work environment , don't ask any questions or offer process improvements ..

Teamwork

A clique . Good assignments given only to favorites and people who are friends out of the workplace

Gender Equality

Women are only included in male dominated positions as 1 per Dept . Token woman in each male dominated Dept if even 1 woman .. HR will never help you if you try to move into any position and it's make dominated , rather than create opportunity for women they choose to find reasons you should not be promoted and will even go so far as to tell you you are not qualified even when others are and have been moved to those positions and given on the job training . They are not Equal opportunity at all

Attitude towards older colleagues

No matter how fit you are they seem to think anyone over 40 is not worth investing training in.

Career Development

Very minimal opportunity to train , most is just online training and not anything above the very basic of job related safety certification CPR ( they never allow cross training unless you are a good friend to someone in Dept you wish to train in )

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is below state average for Similar positions

Office / Work Environment

Old outdated equipment and often performing repetitive non essential projects to waste time and worth while projects skill building and interesting projects given to rehired retirees ..

Work-Life Balance

If you have children they do not like you using sick time to care for them , they will use it against you even if you provide a dr note ( hr doesn't recognize any employee rights in thi area )

Company Image

Image and reality is not truth image of being an inclusive employer owned by community and a reflection of the community it serves .. False and misleading

Job Security

There's never stability in any environment that is looking for ways to eliminate positions and encourage people to retire

Challenging Work

lack of incentive for go getters or anyone who really likes to use time wisely . They do not provide challenging skill building opportunity unless you are in their clique , hang out after work or kiss up to everyone . People who have a life outside work can't ever look forward to an interesting day , they create mundane tasks to waste time and never stimulate any type of new skill set , they like to keep people in positions and not allow advance to anything higher

Inclusive / Diverse

Diversity is not tolerated well , they do not welcome opinions other than their own or that if their friends

Suggestions for improvement

  • Overhaul your good ole boy system and come into a future where everyone IS valued and equal . Make Colorado Springs Utilities a true reflection of the community it serves .

What I like about the company

Service to a community I am a native of, doing as great a job as possible everyday.

What I dislike about the company

Unfair treatment of people not part of cliques, no upward mobility , limited diversity in make dominated depts , despite qualifications no chance of mobility .. Stagnant work environment , unprofessional supervisors and management

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Colorado Springs Utilities
  • City
    Colorado Springs
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2007
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Apr 20, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

The statement is referring to the review submitted beforehand!