Ameresco Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
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  1. Intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Ameresco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company culture. Everyone in the office was very kind and open to giving advice, constructive criticism as-well as listening to what concerns and questions I had. Really enjoyed my experience. Got business cards as an intern.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any negative experiences that I had during my four month internship with the company. The only thing that comes to mind is that the HR which is located at another office had me on 401K as an intern by accident they didn't pay enough attention.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing exactly what you are doing. I think the management is very friendly and fantastic. I got to work with the program manager as an intern. He was easily available.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great people locally, but HQ lacks direction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Ameresco full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talent: 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.

    Cons

    Benefits: 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 Management

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

  3. Helpful (2)

    Entry Level Project Engineer

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    Current Employee - Junior Project Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Junior Project Development Engineer

    I have been working at Ameresco full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Often 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 Management

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

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  5. Engineering

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    Current Employee - Project Development Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Development Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Ameresco

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, they treat staff well and pay well

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    I think as they grow they have to being to implement better wholistic company practices.

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