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Updated Apr 23, 2014

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3.3 9 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Ameresco CEO George Sakellaris

George Sakellaris

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people locally, but HQ lacks direction.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Renton, WA

    ProsTalent: Ameresco employs some of the brightest minds I've had the pleasure of dealing with. 90% of the local staff is top notch.
    Communication: Everyone is eager to help each other and knowledge is shared freely.
    Environment: Management is involved and coordinated without being in your business and looking over your shoulder. A high level of trust is shown and earned with competence and not brown nosing.
    Salary: Pay is competitive and fair. You can probably find a higher salary somewhere else, but it's not much more, and it's certainly not worth the headaches.

    ConsBenefits: No vehicles. I've put 60k miles on my personal car in 2 years (exactly 2 years as of post date). Bonuses are sporadic and I don't know what they're for or how to get more of them.
    Use of Resources: I've never spoken to anyone from a different region (excluding Framingham). There are solar and utility management divisions that don't ever get utilized when we all exist under the same umbrella.
    Disconnect from Corporate: This is the big one. Ameresco's strategy was to gobble up smaller companies to establish market share nationally. This is well and good, but it seems like they did it without any sort of plan on how they would commingle all of these different offices.Everything from payroll issues, HR problems, expenses and budgets needs to go through the mothership in Boston. It's incredibly inefficient at best and mind-numbingly annoying at worst.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your regional offices the tools to succeed. Also, quit missing projections and pile driving the stock.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great atmosphere, but a bit disjointed.

    Commissioning Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere, good pay, good benefits. Knowledge and experience of employees is very good. Encouraged to ask questions and get job done right the first time.

    ConsExpansion practices leave regional offices disconnected from HQ. Antiquated expense proceduretakes up time and reimbursement is slow. Lots of travel and no company vehicle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpenses should be handled in a way that it doesn't take a month or more to get reimbursed. Greater collaboration between offices while detaching a bit from HQ could be beneficial.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Entry Level Project Engineer

    Junior Project Development Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsAmeresco offers fair pay, good benefits, a generally autonomous work environment. It is an exciting industry to operate in and a highly reputable company therein.

    ConsOften too little oversight and poor internal communication, occasional lack of internal transparency, not by design so much but seemingly more due to stretched resources at certain levels of company hierarchy

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the needs and thoughts of your teams are being listened to (not just heard), appreciated, and acted upon.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Development Engineer (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGood company, they treat staff well and pay well

    ConsThe company seems to be a bit disorganized and segmented from office to office

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think as they grow they have to being to implement better wholistic company practices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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