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Reviews for Colorado Springs Utilities

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.17
Support from management
2.83
Teamwork
2.86
Freedom to work independently
3.17
Internal Communication
2.67
Office / Work Environment
3.50
Environmental Friendliness
3.17
Work-Life Balance
2.43
Challenging Work
2.83
Inclusive / Diverse
3.29

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.14
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.50
Career Development
3.17
Overall compensation for your work
3.57
Company Image
3.33
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.33
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 7 reviews Parking in 3 of 7 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 7 reviews Stock or equity options in 1 of 7 reviews 401(k) in 6 of 7 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 7 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 7 reviews Tuition assistance in 3 of 7 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 7 reviews 401(k) Match in 1 of 7 reviews Flexible spending account in 3 of 7 reviews Paid time off in 6 of 7 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 5 of 7 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 4 of 7 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 5 of 7 reviews Employee discounts in 1 of 7 reviews No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 1 of 7 reviews No company provided food and/or drink
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Being more nimble with project roll out and better at managing and implementing technology would help. Some projects take years and years to implement.

What I like about the company

I am allowed to enhance my education and learning. I make a very good wage and have time off. I enjoy the people I work with. I am allowed to help our customers and impact the way we do business.

What I dislike about the company

There is a sense of entitlement which negatively impacts work and productivity. Technology is a huge challenge in addition to project management. Things don't get done. There is minimal support for leadership in employee issues as the organization is so risk adverse and conservative in its performance management.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Colorado Springs Utilities
  • City
    Colorado Springs
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Culturally the organization can benefit by being more nimble with change. I mentioned before finding the ability to address challenges as a united team rather than the various services. Improving technology tools.

What I like about the company

I received opportunities to grow my skills and knowledge. I am respected in my role. I am able to work on various projects to learn more about our organization.

What I dislike about the company

The company wants to be more but will not put the money towards this. For instance the company will not put the money towards much needed system upgrades. The organization lacks a united front. It needs strong project leadership.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance 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?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 20.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Promote growth in all employees and not just the ones they deem desirable

What I like about the company

None at this time. It has been a struggle from the beginning. It is a highly micromanaged environment. They do have a state retirement fund that is nice. Too bad the culture is horrible

What I dislike about the company

The culture does not embrace minorities or anything that doesn’t represent their conservative views.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Colorado Springs Utilities
  • City
    Colorado Springs
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 12.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • There hiring/ promotion practices need to improved

What I like about the company

I used the tuition reimbursement to earn my degree

What I dislike about the company

The path of succession needs improved

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance 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?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 20.Apr 2016
  • Employee

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
  • 20.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

YES, YES

Suggestions for improvement

  • N/A

What I like about the company

The staff was great, the Trainers and HR were very welcoming and personable. and the pay was great

What I dislike about the company

N/A

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match 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?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 16.Sep 2016
  • Employee
Teamwork
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    Colorado Springs Utilities
  • City
    Colorado Springs
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Not specified